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Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172958/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-lifestyle-and-body-mass-index-predictors-of-successful-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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Satvinder Purewal, S C E Chapman, O B A van den Akker
OBJECTIVE: Lifestyle (smoking, drinking alcohol) and body mass index (BMI) predictors of successful outcomes in assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments were examined in this meta-analysis. METHOD: A bibliographic search was undertaken using six databases. The review was informed by PRISMA/MOOSE guidelines. Meta-analytic data were analysed using random effects models. RESULTS: We included 77 studies examining effects of BMI, smoking and drinking alcohol...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172883/prevalence-correlates-of-chronic-perinatal-pain-a-study-from-india
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Geetha Desai, G Sunil Kumar, L Manoj, G R Gokul, K V Beena, K Thennarasu, T S Jaisoorya
OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of chronic perinatal pain among mothers who had infants between the ages of 13-25 months in the State of Kerala, India and to report its correlates in the socio-demographic, obstetric and psychological domains. METHODS: A total of 9305 mothers selected by cluster random sampling were assessed cross-sectionally for chronic perinatal pain using a questionnaire by Junior Public Health Nurses (JPHNs). In addition, information regarding socio-demographic profile, obstetric history, infant details and perinatal depression were collected...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171314/quality-of-life-in-indian-women-with-fertility-problems-as-assessed-by-the-fertiqol-questionnaire-a-single-center-cross-sectional-study
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Hema Jagdish Desai, Sirisha Rao Gundabattula
PURPOSE: Infertility and its treatment can significantly impact an individual's physical and psychological health; however, this has not been well-studied in the Indian population. This study aimed to assess the quality of life in women with infertility at a teaching hospital in Hyderabad, India. METHODS: In this cross sectional study of women with infertility, the quality of life was measured using the 'FertiQoL International' questionnaire (English/Hindi). RESULTS: The age ranged from 20 to 38 years and polycystic ovary syndrome was the most common cause of infertility...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164970/a-feasibility-study-of-trauma-sensitive-obstetric-care-for-low-income-ethno-racial-minority-pregnant-abuse-survivors
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N R Stevens, T A Lillis, L Wagner, V Tirone, S E Hobfoll
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of an integrated (psychological and obstetric) intervention for pregnant abuse survivors with posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTS) from low-income, ethno-racial minority backgrounds. METHODS: Trauma-sensitive obstetrics to promote control, anxiety-reduction and empowerment (TO-CARE) offers cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) coping skills delivered over six sessions by therapists, coupled with trauma-sensitive obstetric care from specially-trained obstetric physicians...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157055/haptotherapy-as-a-new-intervention-for-treating-fear-of-childbirth-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gert A Klabbers, Klaas Wijma, K Marieke Paarlberg, Wilco H M Emons, Ad J J M Vingerhoets
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of haptotherapy on severe fear of childbirth in pregnant women. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Community midwifery practices and a teaching hospital in the Netherlands. POPULATION OR SAMPLE: Primi- and multigravida, suffering from severe fear of childbirth (N = 134). METHODS: Haptotherapy, psycho-education via Internet and care as usual were randomly assigned at 20-24 weeks of gestation and the effects were compared at 36 weeks of gestation and 6 weeks and 6 months postpartum...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144191/paternal-involvement-and-support-and-risk-of-preterm-birth-findings-from-the-boston-birth-cohort
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Pamela J Surkan, Liming Dong, Yuelong Ji, Xiumei Hong, Hongkai Ji, Mary Kimmel, Wan-Yee Tang, Xiaobin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate to what extent paternal involvement and support during pregnancy were associated with preterm (PTB) and small-for-gestational age (SGA) births. METHODS: Using data from the Boston Birth Cohort (n = 7047), multiple logistic regression models were performed to estimate the log odds of either PTB or SGA birth, with paternal involvement, paternal social support, and family and friend social support variables as the primary independent variables...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144190/factors-associated-with-paternal-perinatal-depression-in-fathers-of-newborns-in-nigeria
#7
Olatunde Ayinde, Victor O Lasebikan
INTRODUCTION: There is a lack of information on paternal postnatal depression in developing countries such as Nigeria. METHODS: This study aims to assess the prevalence of depression in fathers at the birth of their infants and the incidence of paternal postnatal depression at 6 weeks postpartum. We also examined the correlation between paternal postpartum depression (PPD) at 6 weeks and maternal PPD as well as the sociodemographic and other correlates of paternal PPD at 6 weeks...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119881/anxiety-and-attitudes-towards-sex-in-women-requesting-emergency-contraception
#8
Ernesto S González-Mesa, Lorena Bueno-Cobos, Nuria Barroso-García, José C Vilches-Jiménez
We performed an observational descriptive study on 89 women who requested for emergency contraception (EC) at the emergency units of two hospitals, Virgen de la Victoria Hospital, and Regional University Hospital in Malaga between October 2016 and April 2017. Both hospitals are on the Andalusian Public Health System. We evaluated a group of socio-demographic variables and others related to the beliefs and the knowledge about EC and contraception in general, sexual behavior, Eysenck's Inventory of Attitudes to Sex (satisfaction and promiscuity factors), and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110558/being-a-donor-child-wishes-for-parental-support-peer-support-and-counseling
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Anne Schrijvers, Henny Bos, Floor van Rooij, Trudie Gerrits, Fulco van der Veen, Monique Mochtar, Marja Visser
OBJECTIVES: We aimed at exploring the wishes of Dutch donor-conceived offspring for parental support, peer support and counseling and sought to contribute to the improvement of health care for all parties involved with assisted reproductive technologies. METHODS: We held semi-structured in-depth interviews with 24 donor-conceived offspring (Mage = 26.9, range 17-41) born within father-mother, two-mother and single mother families. The majority of the donor offspring was conceived with semen of anonymous donors...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094655/relationship-between-maternal-self-efficacy-and-functional-status-four-months-after-delivery-in-iranian-primiparous-women
#10
Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Marzieh Bagherinia
INTRODUCTION: Postpartum women experience changes in their physiological and psychological functions as they adapt to their parenting role. The objective of this study was to examine the association between maternal self-efficacy and functional status in postpartum period. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 305 Iranian women were selected randomly via a two-stage cluster sampling method at the end of the fourth month postpartum in 25 healthcare centers of Tabriz-Iran, 2016...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027829/mental-health-pain-symptoms-and-systemic-comorbidities-in-women-with-endometriosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Silvia Vannuccini, Lucia Lazzeri, Cinzia Orlandini, Giuseppe Morgante, Giuseppe Bifulco, Andrea Fagiolini, Felice Petraglia
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a gynecological disease with a severe impact on quality of life. The aim of this study is to assess mental health status in a group of women with endometriosis, investigating their clinical history, pain symptoms and systemic comorbidities. METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study was performed on a group of Italian Caucasian women with endometriosis (n = 134). All patients filled the 'Patient Health Questionnaire' (PHQ), a self-administered screening tool for mental health disorders...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994626/program-in-support-of-moms-prism-a-pilot-group-randomized-controlled-trial-of-two-approaches-to-improving-depression-among-perinatal-women
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Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A Moore Simas, Kathleen Biebel, Padma Sankaran, Lori Pbert, Linda Weinreb, Douglas Ziedonis, Jeroan Allison
PURPOSE: This pilot study was designed to inform a larger effectiveness trial by: (1) assessing the feasibility of the PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM) and our study procedures; and, (2) determining the extent to which PRISM as compared to an active comparison group, the Massachusetts Child Access Psychiatry Program (MCPAP) for Moms alone, improves depression among perinatal women. METHODS: Four practices were randomized to either PRISM or MCPAP for Moms alone, a state-wide telephonic perinatal psychiatry program...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980870/comparison-of-myo-inositol-and-metformin-on-mental-health-parameters-and-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hamidreza Jamilian, Mehri Jamilian, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Faraneh Afshar Ebrahimi, Fereshteh Bahmani, Zatollah Asemi
INTRODUCTION: Data on comparison of myo-inositol and metformin on mental health parameters and biomarkers of oxidative stress in subjects with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are scarce. This purpose of this study was to compare of myo-inositol and metformin on mental health parameters and biomarkers of oxidative stress in subjects with PCOS. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was conducted among 60 subjects diagnosed with PCOS according to the Rotterdam criteria...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937311/it-s-not-as-bad-as-you-think-menopausal-representations-are-more-positive-in-postmenopausal-women
#14
Lydia Brown, Valerie Brown, Fiona Judd, Christina Bryant
INTRODUCTION: The menopausal transition is associated with underlying hormonal changes that can contribute to a range of physical and emotional symptoms. Psycho-social factors including attitudes and internal representations play a central role in women's experience of the menopause, but very little is known about how representations might differ across menopausal stages. METHODS: A sample of 387 women aged 40-60 completed a postal questionnaire that included the menopausal representations questionnaire, the emotional representation subscale adapted from the illness perception questionnaire, and data on menopausal status...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019286/the-neglected-vulva
#15
Julie Quinlivan, Linda McGowan
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December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762873/management-of-hot-flushes-in-uk-breast-cancer-patients-clinician-and-patient-perspectives
#16
Deborah Fenlon, Adrienne Morgan, Priya Khambaita, Pankaj Mistry, Janet Dunn, Mei-Lin Ah-See, Emma Pennery, Myra S Hunter
INTRODUCTION: Menopausal problems are among the most prevalent and distressing problems following breast cancer treatment, with 70% women experiencing hot flushes and night sweats (HFNS). A working party was set up to support the development of new research into the management of these problems. METHODS: We conducted surveys to explore the need as perceived by women with breast cancer and establish current UK management practices. A patient survey was conducted through a charity, Breast Cancer Care, and a health professional survey via the UK Breast Intergroup...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635538/clomipramine-trial-for-treatment-resistant-persistent-genital-arousal-disorder-a-case-series
#17
Ejder Akgun Yildirim, Munevver Hacioglu Yildirim, Elif Carpar, Irmak Sarac
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD), as a chronic and disabling condition, implicates substantial compelling complexities. METHODS: In this case series, seven women diagnosed with PGAD who were referred to the Sexual Dysfunction Unit of Psychotherapy Outpatient Clinic of Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital for Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey between 2006 and 2009 were included. All patients were previously resistant to other antidepressants, antipsychotics and antiepileptics...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635534/exploring-premenstrual-dysphoric-disorder-pmdd-in-the-work-context-a-qualitative-study
#18
Claire Hardy, Jenna Hardie
This study aims to explore women's experience of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in the workplace, and identify if organizations can do anything to help. Analysis of 15 semi-structured interviews, using an inductive thematic analysis approach, revealed the most common symptoms women experience at work include difficulty in concentrating, self-doubt, paranoia, fatigue, tearfulness, a heightened sensitivity to the environment and people, outbursts, and finding social interaction particularly difficult during this premenstrual "episode" phase...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635533/the-burden-of-endometriosis-symptoms-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-women-in-the-united-states-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Ahmed M Soliman, Karin S Coyne, Erica Zaiser, Jane Castelli-Haley, Mahesh J Fuldeore
INTRODUCTION: To examine the symptomatic burden of endometriosis on health-related quality of life (HRQL) in women in the United States (US). METHODS: A cross sectional web-based survey study was conducted among women using survey panels. The survey included study-specific questions and standardized HRQL questionnaires. Participants reviewed a list of endometriosis symptoms and selected all symptoms they had ever or were currently experiencing. For current symptoms, participants rated the severity and bothersomeness of each symptom...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635530/the-effect-of-voluntary-termination-of-pregnancy-on-female-sexual-and-emotional-well-being-in-different-age-groups
#20
Erika Limoncin, Angela D'Alfonso, Claudia Corallino, Vincenza Cofini, Giovanna Di Febbo, Giacomo Ciocca, Daniele Mollaioli, Felice Patacchiola, Emmanuele A Jannini, Gaspare Carta
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the impact of voluntary termination of pregnancy (VTOP) on the psycho-sexological well-being of females before/six months after the abortion. METHODS: A sample of 194 women was recruited from three obstetrics and gynaecological divisions. The women were evaluated for the variables "sexual functioning" with the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), "depression" with the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II), and "anxiety state" with the Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) at time 0 (the beginning of the abortion procedure) and time 1 (six months after the abortion)...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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