The PDSS is a 35-item self-report instrument that can be administered in 5-10 minutes. Identifies women who are at high risk for postpartum depression so that they can be referred for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Written at a third grade reading level.
Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, and Robert K. Gable, EdD, 2002
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