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Increasing antepartum depression screening in an urban OB / GYN clinic

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Increasing antepartum depression screening in an urban OB / GYN clinic
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Gonzalez
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Maria
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Maria Gonzalez
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Robinson
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Mamilda
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Vitale
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Tracy Vitale
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Rutgers University
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RBHS School of Nursing
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2024
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2023-05
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English
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Purpose of Project: The purpose of this Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student project was to develop a policy to increase early detection and referral of depression during pregnancy. One of the objectives for this project was to increase depression screening during pregnancy by using the Edinburgh Depression Scale (EPDS) to screen at the initial pregnancy visit and at 28 weeks’ gestation.
Methodology: The project was carried out by implementing two educational sessions for OBGYN clinic staff on the negative effects of undiagnosed and untreated depression and the importance of screening pregnant women. After a 10-week implementation period, a pre- and post-intervention review were carried out to compare screening rates.
Results: Implementation of this project at an urban OBGYN clinic resulted in an increase of screening rate from 0% pre-intervention to 94% post-intervention. A hundred percent of the women who screened positive were referred to mental health services. No clear association was found between those that were not screened and any of the demographics including age, race, preferred language, employment status, or insurance status.
Implications for Practice: The significant increase in screening rates support the permanent adoption of the screening policy at the site. Early identification of depression and referral to mental health services can lead to timely treatment of depression.
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Nursing
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Antenatal depression screening
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Depression screening during pregnancy
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Depression and pregnancy
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Depression during pregnancy and neonatal outcomes
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Pregnancy complications
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96 pages : illustrations
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D.N.P.
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Includes bibliographical references
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School of Nursing (RBHS) DNP Projects
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doi:10.7282/t3-mgkh-v363
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Gonzalez
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Maria
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Cristina
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Maria Cristina Gonzalez
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2025-12-08
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