Table 42Summary evidence profile for studies comparing timing of postnatal GP appointment

Timing of postnatal GP appointment (1 week postnatally versus 6 weeks postnatally)
Study IDGUNN1998
Overall quality of evidenceLow
Probably depression (EPDS ≥13) at 3 months postnatallyRR = 1.24 (0.81, 1.9) (K = 1; n = 475)
RMs 05.01
Depression scores at 3 months postnatallyWMD = −0.1 (−1.06, 0.86) (K = 1; n = 475)
RMs 05.02

Notes: RR = relative risk (95% CI); K = number of trials contributing to the summary statistic; n = number of participants; ‘RMs nn.nn’ refers to the relevant forest plot in Appendix 20


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