Test features for detection of postnatal depression by professional groups of healthcare providers v the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale*

Professional groupSensitivity % (95% CI)Specificity % (CI)+LR−LR
*+LR=likelihood ratio for the presence of the disease if the test is positive; −LR=likelihood ratio if the test is negative. +LR, −LR, and CI calculated from data in article.
General practitioner33 (17 to 54)96 (91 to 98)8.060.70
Health visitor20 (7 to 41)93 (88 to 97)3.040.86
Midwife21 (6 to 46)98 (94 to 100)12.420.80
Whole primary healthcare team43 (25 to 63)92 (86 to 96)5.270.62