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Evid Based Nurs 4:58 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.2.58
  • Clinical prediction guide

An antenatal index predicted postpartum depression with high sensitivity and moderate specificity

Test characteristics of the antenatal index in predicting postpartum depression using a cut point score of 12/13 on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Index Sensitivity Specificity +LR* −LR*
*+LR=positive likelihood ratio, -LR=negative likelihood ratio.
Antenatal 79% 50% 1.58 0.42

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