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Germaine Tuyisenge, Celestin Hategeka, Yvone Kasine, Isaac Luginaah, David Cechetto, Stephen Rulisa
Reducing barriers to using maternal healthcare is one of the critical components to improving maternal health. Rwanda is among the countries that has made tremendous efforts to reduce maternal mortality. However, the current maternal mortality ratio is still high which calls for further efforts to be considered. This study used a qualitative approach to understand mothers' perceptions and experiences of using maternal healthcare in Rwanda. Using in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, data were collected in the Western and Eastern provinces of the country where 45 women participated in the study from June to August 2014...
February 5, 2018: Women & Health
Farshid Shamsaei, Azam Maleki, Fatemeh Shobeiri, Farzaneh Soltani, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Ghodratollah Roshanaei
The aim of this study was to analyze relationships among general health, coping style, and perceived stress in healthy primigravida pregnant women. A cross-sectional study was conducted at public health clinics in Hamadan city, Iran between July and December 2015. In total, 380 pregnant women were selected through stratified random sampling. Data were collected using the Revised Prenatal Coping Inventory and General Health Questionnaire. Perceived stress was assessed through an interview comprised of open-ended questions...
February 5, 2018: Women & Health
JiWon Choi, Yoshimi Fukuoka
A 12-week pilot controlled trial of a physical activity (PA) buddy program was designed for women with young children. Conducted in January 2015 through March 2016, 49 women (mean age = 36.4 ± 4.8 years) were randomized to one of two groups. Both conditions received an in-person session, weekly step goals based on their baseline number of steps, an accelerometer, and its mobile app. Only women assigned to the intervention group brought their buddies and exercised together at least once per week. Buddies also received an accelerometer and its mobile app...
February 5, 2018: Women & Health
Fatemeh Mohammadi, Jamileh Amirzadeh Iranagh, Seyedeh Ameneh Motalebi, Tengku Aizan Hamid
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the relationship between reproductive characteristics and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women who had been referred to the menopause clinics of the National Population and Family Development Board and of the Hospital Kuala Lumpur from July 2011 to January 2012. METHOD: The participants of this study were 201 postmenopausal Malaysian women aged 45-71 years. Some socio-demographic, life style and reproductive factors were recorded...
February 5, 2018: Women & Health
Su-Ying Tsai
Most Taiwanese women continue to work throughout pregnancy. Few studies have investigated the prevalence of antenatal depressive symptoms in employed women and their relationship with work-related factors. We explored the relations of work-related factors, including perceived job strain and workplace support, to depressive symptoms among pregnant Taiwanese employees. During 2015-2016, we interviewed 153 employees in their third trimester of pregnancy using questionnaires to collect data on demographics, pregnancy status, physical conditions, work-related factors, family function, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), and health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
February 5, 2018: Women & Health
Kelly Reilly, Susan I Woodruff, Melinda Hohman, Melanie Barker
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine gender differences in the characteristics of clients in a large Driving Under the Influence program in Southern California. We analyzed secondary de-identified data from a large Driving Under the Influence program for the years 2009-2014 (n = 19,619). Sociodemographic characteristics, measures of physical and mental comorbidity, and alcohol use severity measures were compared for male and female clients. Women averaged 32.85 years of age (SD = 10.70), while men were slightly older at 34...
February 5, 2018: Women & Health
Fatemeh Abdollahi, Jamshid Yazdani Cherati
The use of herbal medicines (HM) has been increasing worldwide. This cross-sectional study investigated the prevalence of and characteristics related to use of HM among 320 pregnant women. Participants were admitted to Mazandaran-based hospitals' postnatal wards from March to June 2015. Data were collected via a self-report questionnaire, including herbs used during pregnancy and demographic, socioeconomic and pregnancy-related factors. Nearly half (48.4%) of the women reported taking one or more HM during pregnancy...
January 16, 2018: Women & Health
Vilija Malinauskiene, Romualdas Malinauskas, Mindaugas Malinauskas
Poor mental health, manifesting as psychological distress, has become a leading problem recently; therefore, determining associated factors is important, especially in female-dominated occupations, as women are more prone to psychological distress than men, in part due to demands of both professional and domestic tasks. The objective of the present study was to investigate associations between leisure time physical inactivity and psychological distress, accounting for the possible relation of psychosocial factors at work (job demands, job control, social support at work, workplace bullying) and life events in representative samples of family physicians, internal medicine department nurses and secondary school teachers in Lithuania...
December 27, 2017: Women & Health
Rena Bina, Saralee Glasser
Attitudes toward seeking mental health treatment are a major predictor of seeking such treatment. Rates of seeking mental health treatment for postpartum depression are low despite contacts with health care providers and available treatment. This study examined factors associated with four dimensions of attitude toward seeking mental health treatment among Israeli women in the postpartum period. Women (N = 1,059) were recruited (June, 2008- February, 2009) from a medical center's maternity department within the first two days following delivery and completed a socio-demographic survey and the Attitudes Toward Seeking Professional Psychological Help Scale...
December 27, 2017: Women & Health
Kim Madden, Kerry Tai, Zak Ali, Patricia Schneider, Mahip Singh, Michelle Ghert, Mohit Bhandari
INTRODUCTION: Registering study protocols in a trial registry is important for methodologic transparency and reducing selective reporting bias. The objective of this investigation was to determine whether published studies of intimate partner violence (IPV) that had been registered matched the registration record on key study design elements. METHODS: We systematically searched three trial registries to identify registered IPV studies and the published literature for the associated publication...
December 27, 2017: Women & Health
Aleksandra A Staneva, Alina Morawska, Fiona Bogossian, Anja Wittkowski
Maternal psychological distress during pregnancy is a potential risk factor for various birth complications. This study aimed to explore psychological factors associated with adverse birth outcomes. Symptoms of psychological distress, individual characteristics, and medical complications were assessed at two time points antenatally in 285 women from Australia and New Zealand; birth outcomes were assessed postpartum, between January 2014 and September 2015. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted to examine the relation of psychological distress to adverse birth outcomes...
January 2018: Women & Health
Seung-Ho Jang, Han-Seung Ryu, Suck-Chei Choi, Hye-Jin Lee, Sang-Yeol Lee
This study investigated the psychological factors related to the overlap syndrome, i.e., multiple gastrointestinal conditions that are part of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in the same individual and potentially related to quality of life (QOL) among women aged 45-60 years (n = 627) in South Korea. The study was undertaken between July 2014 and March 2015. Depressive and anxiety symptoms were ascertained using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), respectively...
January 2018: Women & Health
Leila Freidoony, Chhabi Lal Ranabhat, Chun-Bae Kim, Chang-Soo Kim, Dong-Won Ahn, Young Ah Doh
Use of institutional delivery services can be effective in reducing maternal and infant mortality. In Nepal, however, the majority of women deliver at home. Using Andersen's behavioral model of use of health care services, this cross-sectional study aimed to identify factors associated with use of institutional delivery services in four villages and one municipality in Kailali district, Nepal. Mothers (N = 500) who had given birth in the 5 years preceding the survey (conducted between January and February 2015) were randomly selected by cluster sampling and interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire...
January 2018: Women & Health
Inês A Trindade, Cláudia Ferreira, José Pinto-Gouveia
The current study aimed to test whether the associations of body mass index, body image discrepancy, and social comparison based on physical appearance with women's psychological quality of life (QoL) would be explained by the mechanisms of body image-related experiential avoidance and patterns of uncommitted living. The sample was collected from October 2014 to March 2015 and included 737 female college students (aged between 18 and 25 years) who completed validated self-report measures. Results demonstrated that the final path model explained 43% of psychological QoL and revealed an excellent fit...
January 2018: Women & Health
Paola Gremigni, Giulia Casu, Victor Mantoani Zaia, Maria Geralda Viana Heleno, Ciro Conversano, Caio Parente Barbosa
Infertility has been negatively associated with sexual satisfaction. This study aimed to estimate the relation of infertility to sexual satisfaction from a cross-cultural perspective, comparing Italian and Brazilian women. Between June 2012 and January 2013, 528 women seeking assisted reproduction technology (ART) treatment in Italy (39%) or Brazil (61%) completed self-reports of sexual satisfaction (ISS) and infertility-related stress in the marital domain (IRS). IRS was the same across countries. ISS differed, with 34...
January 2018: Women & Health
Ginna Porat-Zyman, Orit Taubman-Ben-Ari, Iris Morag, Jacob Kuint
The aim of this study is to identify mothers at risk for poorer maternal mental health (MMH) 1 month post-partum and to determine changes in MMH over 4 years in relation to birth circumstances (singleton/twins, full-term/pre-term infant/s, first/non-first child), internal resources (adult attachment styles), and external resources (marital quality and maternal grandmother's support) at 1 month post-partum. The mediating effects of external resources were also investigated. Questionnaires were completed between 2001 and 2012 by 561 Israeli mothers...
January 2018: Women & Health
Johanna N Kues, Carolyn Janda, Clara Krzikalla, Gerhard Andersson, Cornelia Weise
Although women predominantly report negative premenstrual changes, a substantial portion of women also reports positive changes. Little is known about factors related to report of positive and negative premenstrual changes. The aim of this experimental study at the Philipps-University of Marburg from January and February 2015 was to investigate the effect of manipulated information about premenstrual changes on the retrospective report of premenstrual changes. A total of 241 healthy women were randomly assigned either to an experimental group (EG) reading: (1) text focusing on negative and positive premenstrual changes (EG1 (+/-)); (2) text focusing on negative changes (EG2 (-)); or (3) control group (CG) text...
January 2018: Women & Health
Joseph T F Lau, Jing Gu, Hi Yi Tsui, Hongyao Chen, Zixin Wang, Wangnan Cao
In China, female injection drug users who are also sex workers (IDUFSW) have a high prevalence of HIV and low prevalence of HIV testing. They are concerned about HIV infection and may be subjected to the risk of suicidal ideation if they become infected, due to stress and discrimination. During 2005-2006, we recruited 199 IDUFSW who self-reported negative/unknown HIV sero-status in Dazhou, Sichuan, China, to investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with suicidal ideation if they became HIV positive...
December 20, 2017: Women & Health
Sheila Sprague, Aparna Swaminathan, Gerard P Slobogean, Hayley Spurr, Erika Arseneau, Lucshman Raveendran, Muzammil Memon, Taryn Scott, Gina Agarwal, Mohit Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Multiple intimate partner violence (IPV) educational programs have been developed for health care professionals (HCPs); however, program content and effectiveness vary substantially. The purpose of this scoping review was to identify and synthesize the literature evaluating IPV education programs for HCPs to identify key areas for potential evidence-based recommendations and focus future research priorities. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search using broad eligibility criteria to identify studies published between January 2000 and July 2015 that evaluated the effectiveness of IPV education programs in health care settings...
December 18, 2017: Women & Health
Soheila Nazarpour, Masoumeh Simbar, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Hamid Alavi Majd
Sexual function could be affected by several factors in postmenopausal women. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the relationship between the severity of menopausal symptoms and sexual function. The study was conducted among 405 postmenopausal women aged 40 to 65 years, in Chalus and Noshahr, Iran, from October 2013 to May 2014. The participants were selected using a multi-stage sampling method. The instruments used for data collection were the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), and a demographics questionnaire...
December 14, 2017: Women & Health
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