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Is the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) a reliable screening tool in early pregnancy? (2004)
Journal Article
Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2004). Is the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) a reliable screening tool in early pregnancy?. Psychology & health, 19(6), 787-800. doi:10.1080/0887044042000272895

The factor structure and internal reliability of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was investigated to determine the suitability of the instrument for screening during early pregnancy. The study used a cross-sectional design with all o... Read More about Is the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS) a reliable screening tool in early pregnancy?.

Self-esteem and mental health during early pregnancy (2004)
Journal Article
Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2005). Self-esteem and mental health during early pregnancy. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 9(1-2), (92-95). doi:10.1016/j.cein.2004.09.001. ISSN 1361-9004

Objective.The relationship of self-esteem to other indicators of psychological distress such as anxiety and depression has seldom been explored in relation to antenatal care. However, there is increasing evidence that low self-esteem has a significan... Read More about Self-esteem and mental health during early pregnancy.

The importance of assessing psychological status during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period as a multidimensional construct: a literature review (2004)
Journal Article
Jomeen, J. (2004). The importance of assessing psychological status during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period as a multidimensional construct: a literature review. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 8(3-4), (143-155). doi:10.1016/j.cein.2005.02.001. ISSN 1361-9004

This paper presents a comprehensive review of the literature surrounding women's psychological health in pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal periods. The content will provide clinically useful information to midwives and health care professionals... Read More about The importance of assessing psychological status during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period as a multidimensional construct: a literature review.