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Table 2 Summary of psychological component of the CASTLE study

From: The role of micro-organisms (Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans) in the pathogenesis of breast pain and infection in lactating women: study protocol

Study interval Breast symptoms
(collected in CASTLE study)
Physical symptoms SF-36*
self-rated physical health
DASS-21** PoMS Visual analogue scale, maternal mood#
Week 1   
Week 2   
Week 3   
Week 4
Week 8  
  1. *SF-36 self-rated global physical health item [31]
  2. **Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS-21) [24]
  3. Profile of Mood States (PoMS) [23]
  4. #"Depression" and "Lability" items [32]