Use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (Epnds) with Mothers of Different Cultural Backgrounds Within Butetown in Cardiff

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Research Proposal Use of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPNDS) with mothers of different cultural backgrounds within Butetown in Cardiff Introduction Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (SCPHN) are increasingly expected to adopt evidence based practice, utilising research findings to base actions and decisions on that are clinically appropriate, cost effective and result in positive outcomes for clients (Polit and Beck, 2004). Through implementing research based evidence into practice and evaluating its effects, the SCPHN is able to meet standards of proficiency and improve client care (NMC, 2004; Robothom and Frost, 2005). Some women have a much more severe change in mood after the birth of their child and may be…show more content…
The search for literature around this subject was undertaken by accessing CINAHL, PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE and by using internet search engines. The keywords ‘Postnatal’ ‘postpartum depression’, ‘cultures’, ‘attitudes’ and ‘EPNDS’ were entered in to the databases. As literature was gathered, the search was altered to include ‘U.K’ based studies specifically, to find how original the proposed research questions are (Parahoo 1997). Methods Study Population Cardiff has an ethnically diverse population due to its past trading connections, post-war immigration and the large numbers of foreign students who attend university in the city. The ethnic make-up of Cardiff’s population at the time of the 2001 census was: 91.6% white, 2% mixed race, 4% South Asian, 1.3% black, 1.2% other ethnic groups.(Wikipedia, 2009). According to (BME, 2005) over 30,000 people from an ethnic minority live in Cardiff, around 8.4% of the city’s total- many of these communities live in Butetown, where ethnic minorities make up around a third of the total population. (Wikipedia, 2009). Research Questions Is PND recognised by women of diverse cultural backgrounds? What is the experience of health service staff using the EPDNS in mothers of different ethnic backgrounds living in Butetown within Cardiff city?. Research Design The main research methods are Quantitative and Qualitative

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