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Table 4 Maternal psychological functioning during admission and at follow-up

From: The contribution of Australian residential early parenting centres to comprehensive mental health care for mothers of infants: evidence from a prospective study

Measure Admission Mean (sd) 1 month
Mean (sd)
6 months
Mean (sd)
POMS sub-scale    
   anxiety (n = 51) 13.27 (6.92) 7.43 (5.97)** 6.88 (5.72)
   irritability (n = 49) 11.43 (8.60) 7.00 (7.05) ** 7.31 (6.77)
   depression (n = 50) 16.34 (12.25) 7.78 (9.61) ** 7.14 (9.48)
   clarity of thinking (n = 51) 11.86 (6.34) 6.67 (4.80) ** 6.06 (5.12)
   fatigue (n = 52) 17.23 (6.37) 12.77 (6.75) ** 11.85 (6.46)
   functional efficiency (n = 52) 10.02 (6.13) 14.27 (7.00) ** 15.04 (7.02)
EPDS (n = 54) 10.96 (5.33) 6.78 (4.44) ** 6.26 (5.59)
  1. ** significant differences between admission and one-month follow-up (p ≤ 0.001)
  2. POMS = Profile of Mood States
  3. EPDS = Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale