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Table 1 Internal consistency and item-total correlations for individual items on EPDS

From: Screening of postpartum depression among new mothers in Istanbul: a psychometric evaluation of the Turkish Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Item Mean SD Scale mean if item deleted Corrected item-total correlation Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted
1. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things 0.16 0.433 6.48 0.409 0.785
2. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things 0.17 0.448 6.47 0.346 0.789
3. I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong 1.39 0.954 5.25 0.455 0.779
4. I have been anxious or worried for no good reason 1.16 0.934 5.49 0.545 0.765
5. I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason 1.02 0.980 5.63 0.483 0.775
6. Things have been getting on top of me 0.83 1.003 5.82 0.507 0.772
7. I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping 0.62 0.857 6.02 0.474 0.775
8. I have felt sad or miserable 0.71 0.802 5.93 0.619 0.756
9. I have been so unhappy that I have been crying 0.50 0.707 6.15 0.578 0.763
10. The thought of harming myself has occurred to me 0.08 0.339 6.57 0.369 0.790