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Arch Womens Ment Health. 2012 Aug;15(4):307-11. doi: 10.1007/s00737-012-0287-x. Epub 2012 May 16.

Maternal expectations of postpartum social support: validation of the Postpartum Social Support Questionnaire during pregnancy.

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Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. anmilto@emory.edu

Abstract

Thirteen percent of women experience postpartum depression. Prenatal screening for anticipated postpartum social support, a postpartum depression risk factor, may allow for early intervention. We sought to validate use of a modified version of the Postpartum Social Support Questionnaire (PSSQ) in pregnant women at increased risk for postpartum depression. Factor analysis using orthogonal varimax rotation was used. The modified PSSQ, administered during pregnancy, yields similar loading patterns as observed in postpartum administration of the original PSSQ.

PMID:
22588510
PMCID:
PMC4406049
DOI:
10.1007/s00737-012-0287-x
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