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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120272/factors-associated-with-adherence-to-nutritional-recommendations-before-and-during-pregnancy
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Rocío Olmedo-Requena, Julia Gómez-Fernández, Juan Mozas-Moreno, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Aurora Bueno-Cavanillas, José-Juan Jiménez-Moleón
Several epidemiologic studies and clinical trials have demonstrated the value of balanced nutrition during pregnancy. This study aimed to examine the degree of adherence to nutritional recommendations among 1,175 pregnant Spanish women and factors associated with such adherence pre-pregnancy and during the first half of pregnancy. Data were collected during June 2004 to March 2007 and included socio-demographic and lifestyle factors. Crude and adjusted odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were computed using logistic regression models to identify factors associated with adherence to dietary recommendations...
November 9, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111962/age-specific-factors-related-to-institutional-delivery-in-nigeria-insights-from-the-2011-multiple-indicators-cluster-survey
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Comfort Z Olorunsaiye, Hannah M Degge, Sunday J Lengmang
With 814 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, maternal mortality remains a significant public health problem in Nigeria. We examined associations between maternal age and institutional delivery among 9,485 women, using data from the 2011 Nigeria Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey. We used multiple logistic regression to identify enabling factors and barriers to institutional delivery. Older maternal age was positively associated with institutional delivery. In age-stratified, adjusted analyses, secondary/higher education and living in wealthy households were consistently associated with increased odds of institutional delivery among the youngest (15-19 years) and the oldest (40-49 years) women...
November 7, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111958/the-effects-of-a-community-based-intervention-on-women-s-knowledge-and-attitudes-about-safe-abortion-in-intervention-and-comparison-towns-in-oromia-ethiopia
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Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Sally Dijkerman, Tamara Fetters, Dereje Wondimu, Demeke Desta
BACKGROUND: The aim of this post-intervention assessment was to measure the effects of community intervention on the knowledge and attitudes of women regarding safe abortion in Ethiopia. METHODS: In 2014, following implementation of an educational intervention on sexual and reproductive health from December 2012 to December 2013, 800 women were interviewed about their knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding abortion. Multivariate regression analyses of respondents' demographics, sources of abortion information, knowledge and attitudes about safe abortion were conducted...
November 7, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111950/methods-for-coping-with-premenstrual-change-development-and-validation-of-the-german-premenstrual-change-coping-inventory-pms-cope
#4
Gudrun Kaiser, Johanna N Kues, Maria Kleinstäuber, Gerhard Andersson, Cornelia Weise
During the premenstrual phase, psychological and physiological changes can occur, which are associated with different levels of disability. When they appear with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), different coping strategies may be used by women to deal with premenstrual changes. Currently no German measure exists for assessing premenstrual symptom-related coping strategies. Therefore, we developed the Premenstrual Change Coping Inventory (PMS-Cope). First, the 33-item questionnaire was tested with an exploratory factor analytic approach (EFA) in a sample of 150 women prospectively diagnosed with PMDD or severe Premenstrual Syndrome from August 2013 until March 2016...
November 7, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111920/unwanted-pregnancy-pregnancy-loss-and-other-risk-factors-for-intimate-partner-violence-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo
#5
Fentanesh Nibret Tiruneh, Kun-Yang Chuang, Peter A M Ntenda, Ying-Chih Chuang
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has one of the highest rates of violence against women in the world; however, few studies have focused on this issue. In this study, we assessed the interrelationship among intimate partner violence (IPV), unintended pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and other sociodemographic factors in the DRC. Our analyses were based on data from the DRC Demographic and Health Survey, conducted from November 2013 to February 2014. We constructed generalized estimating equation models to analyze the data from a sample of 5,120 married women...
November 7, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111919/improving-prenatal-care-in-pregnant-women-in-iranshahr-iran-applying-health-belief-model-hbm
#6
Hossien Izadirad, Shamsoddin Niknami, Iraj Zareban, Alireza Hidarnia
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of an education-based intervention on receiving adequate prenatal care. METHODS: This randomized, controlled trial was conducted on 90 primiparous pregnant women, referred in Iranshahr, Iran for prenatal care (intervention = 45, control group = 45). The data were collected from February to June 2016 using a questionnaire developed based on the Health Belief Model (HBM). The intervention group received three intervention sessions during the second trimester of pregnancy, and 3 months after intervention, both groups completed a questionnaire...
November 7, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922097/gender-differences-in-variables-associated-with-sleep-quality-in-chronic-tension-type-headache
#7
Margarita Cigarán-Méndez, Juan J Fernández-Muñoz, Esperanza Navarro-Pardo, Carmen Jiménez-Antona, Paula Parás-Bravo, Francisco Alburquerque-Sendín, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
We aimed to evaluate gender differences in the relationships between headache features, sleep quality, anxiety, depressive symptoms, and burden of headache in 193 patients (73 percent women) with chronic tension type headache (CTTH). Sleep quality was assessed with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Headache features were collected with a four-week diary. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale was used to assess anxiety/depressive symptoms. Headache Disability Inventory was used to evaluate the burden of headache...
September 18, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922080/factors-associated-with-residential-mobility-during-pregnancy
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Doris K Amoah, Vikki Nolan, George Relyea, James G Gurney, Xinhua Yu, Frances A Tylavsky, Fawaz Mzayek
Our objective was to determine the factors associated with residential moving during pregnancy, as it may increase stress during pregnancy and affect birth outcomes. Data were obtained from the Conditions Affecting Neurocognitive Development and Learning in Early Childhood (CANDLE) study. Participants were recruited from December 2006 to June 2011 and included 1,448 pregnant women. The average gestational age at enrollment was 23 weeks. The primary outcome of residential mobility was defined as any change in address during pregnancy...
September 18, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922078/the-tipping-point-of-change-in-anorexia-nervosa-an-qualitative-findings-from-an-online-study
#9
Sarah Fogarty, Lucie M Ramjan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand factors related to treatment and/or recovery from self-reported Anorexia Nervosa (AN), including 'the tipping point of change'. METHOD: An online questionnaire was developed and administered from December 2014 to December 2015 to individuals ≥18 years of age with AN in the past or currently who were recruited through eating disorder organizations in Australia and the United Kingdom. Responses to a specific qualitative question on 'the tipping point of change' were analyzed using conventional content analysis (CCA)...
September 18, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922075/factors-associated-with-optimal-antenatal-care-use-in-northern-region-ghana
#10
Abdulai Abubakari, Faith Agbozo, Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the factors associated with the optimal use of antenatal care (ANC) during pregnancy. METHODS: A facility-based cross-sectional survey was conducted between February and August 2014 among nursing mothers (n = 578) attending postnatal and child welfare clinics in three districts in Northern Ghana, representing urban, peri-urban, and rural zones. The developed questionnaire aided the collection of information on maternal demographic characteristics, health status, household assets, and ANC attendance...
September 18, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922074/breast-cancer-survivors-perceptions-of-participating-in-a-supervised-exercise-intervention-an-exploratory-review-of-the-literature
#11
Leanne Livsey, Kiara Lewis
BACKGROUND: Despite the reported beneficial effects of physical activity (PA) during and after cancer diagnosis, current research data suggest that the percentages of breast cancer survivors who adhere to PA recommendations are low. The objective of the present systematic, critical review was to identify, analyze, and provide a summary of qualitative literature findings, which have explored breast cancer survivors' experiences of participating in an exercise/PA intervention after cancer treatment...
September 18, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700698/dance-practice-and-well-being-correlates-in-young-women
#12
Anna Muro, Natàlia Artero
Clinical research has shown the mental health benefits of dance practice. This has become a significant subject of inquiry in psychotherapeutic settings for the elderly and adolescents. However, the relationship between dance practice and correlates of psychological well-being, such as mindfulness and life satisfaction (LS)-two relevant indicators of mental health, has been explored relatively little in young women. The present study contrasted mindfulness and LS in young women (n = 81) who practiced dance regularly in three modern dance schools in the Province of Barcelona with a control group of non-practitioners (n = 120) studying at a university in Barcelona...
November 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700693/perspectives-from-health-care-providers-and-women-about-completing-human-papillomavirus-hpv-self-testing-at-home
#13
Mira L Katz, Barret J Zimmermann, Deborah Moore, Electra D Paskett, Paul L Reiter
Cervical cancer (CC) incidence and mortality rates are increased, and CC screening rates are low among Appalachian Ohio women. Mailing human papillomavirus (HPV) self-tests to women to complete at home is a potential new strategy to engage women in CC screening. The authors aimed to gain insights into the perceived acceptability of mailed HPV self-tests. Focus groups were conducted (August 2014-January 2015) among providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses) and women in Appalachian Ohio. Providers (n = 28) and women (n = 15; age range: 32-62 years) reported general acceptance of HPV self-tests, however, for different reasons...
November 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700245/differences-between-native-and-immigrant-women-in-taiwan-in-factors-associated-with-caesarean-section-a-prospective-observational-study
#14
Shiue-Shan Weng, Chen-Li Lin, Chen-Jei Tai, Li-Yin Chien
This study aimed to examine the association of social support, social factors, and maternal complications with caesarean deliveries in native and immigrant women, and to explore the association between acculturation and caesarean deliveries in immigrant women in Taiwan. This prospective panel study was conducted from August 2012 through April 2014 and included 222 native and 147 immigrant pregnant women in Taiwan. Caesarean rates did not differ significantly between native and immigrant women, including the overall caesarean rate (28...
November 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700697/body-image-as-a-target-of-victimization-by-peers-parents-development-and-validation-of-the-body-image-victimization-experiences-scale
#15
Cristiana Duarte, José Pinto-Gouveia
This study developed and established the psychometric properties of the Body Image Victimization Experiences Scale (BIVES). The BIVES retrospectively assesses the frequency (Part A-frequency) and effect (Part B-impact) of victimization experiences pertaining to body image, perpetrated by peers and parents/caregivers in childhood and adolescence. Distinct samples of Portuguese women were recruited in 2013-2014: two nonclinical samples of the general population (n = 1,177), aged 18-60 years, and a clinical sample of patients with Binge Eating Disorder (BED; n = 73), aged 19-59 years...
October 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700695/the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-osteoporosis-among-18-to-49-year-old-turkish-women
#16
Gul Pinar, Sena Kaplan, Tevfik Pinar, Ayse Akalin, Halime Abay, Mesut Akyol, Nebahat Sezer, Selami Akkus, Salim Sariyildiz, Semra Dinc Rn
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of osteoporosis and associated risk factors in Turkish women aged 18-49 years. A population-based, cross-sectional study was conducted between January and April 2014. The sample (n = 1,792) was comprised of women aged 18-49 years, who resided in Cubuk, Ankara, Turkey, and were selected by simple random sampling. The data were collected in face-to-face interviews using an Individual Information Form and an Osteoporosis Risk Estimation Scale. Bone mineral density was assessed using standard dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
October 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700244/active-self-correction-of-spinal-posture-in-pain-free-women-in-response-to-the-command-straighten-your-back
#17
Katarzyna Barczyk-Pawelec, Tomasz Sipko
Evidence is limited regarding the regional changes in spinal posture after self-correction. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether active self-correction improved standing and sitting spinal posture. Photogrammetry was used to assess regional spinal curvatures and vertical global spine orientation (GSO) in 42 asymptotic women aged 20-24 years. Upper thoracic spine angle and GSO increased in response to self-correction, while the thoracolumbar and lumbosacral angles decreased. Self-correction in the standing position resulted in decreased inclination of the upper thoracic and thoracolumbar spinal angles...
October 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636891/examining-the-association-between-motivations-for-induced-abortion-and-method-safety-among-women-in-ghana
#18
Adriana A E Biney, D Yaw Atiglo
This article draws on data from 552 women interviewed in the 2007 Ghana Maternal Health Survey to examine the association between motivations for women's pregnancy terminations and the safety of methods used. Women's reasons for induced abortions represented their vulnerability types at the critical time of decision making. Different motivations can result in taking various forms of action with the most vulnerable potentially resorting to the most harmful behaviors. Analysis of survey data pointed to spacing/delaying births as the main reason for abortion...
October 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629916/gendered-aspects-of-perceived-and-internalized-hiv-related-stigma-in-china
#19
Li Li, Chunqing Lin, Guoping Ji
Although studies have demonstrated that females experience more HIV-related stigma than males do, questions remain regarding the different dimensions of the stigma (i.e., perceived versus internalized) in China. The present study investigated gender differences in perceived and internalized HIV-related stigma, taking into account the potential influence of education. The study was conducted between October 2011 and March 2013. A total of 522 people living with HIV (PLH) were recruited from Anhui Province, China...
October 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617502/effects-of-zinc-and-magnesium-supplements-on-postpartum-depression-and-anxiety-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#20
Fatemeh Edalati Fard, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi, Azizeh Farshbaf-Khalili, Yousef Javadzadeh, Hanieh Asgharian
Postpartum anxiety and depression are prevalent disorders. The authors of this study aimed to determine the effects of zinc and magnesium supplements on depressive symptoms and anxiety in postpartum women referred to three governmental, educational hospitals in Tabriz, Iran during 2014-2015. In this triple-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial, the participants were randomly assigned to the zinc sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and placebo groups (n = 33 per group). The intervention groups received a 27-mg zinc sulfate tablet or 320-mg magnesium sulfate tablet per day for 8 weeks, whereas the control group received a placebo tablet each day during the same period...
October 2017: Women & Health
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