The paradox of screening: Rural women's views on screening for postnatal depression

  • Armstrong S
  • Small R
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Abstract

Universal screening for postnatal depression is currently being promoted in Australia to assist detection and treatment of affected women, yet debate continues internationally about the effectiveness of screening. One rural shire in Victoria has been screening all women for postnatal depression at maternal and child health checks for many years. This paper explores the views of women affected by this intervention.

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Authors

  • Susan J. Armstrong

  • Rhonda E. Small

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