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Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671666/psychiatric-admission-during-pregnancy-in-women-with-schizophrenia-who-attended-a-specialist-antenatal-clinic
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Elly Lorraine Harris, Jacqueline Frayne, Suzanna Allen, Kanni Renganathan, Thinh Ngoc Nguyen
OBJECTIVES: The mental health and wellbeing of pregnant women with schizophrenia is an area of research interest. We aim to explore this relationship particularly in regards to psychiatric admission rates, timing and their associated contributing factors. METHODS: A total of 98 pregnancies to women with schizophrenia, who attended a specialist antenatal clinic and delivered from July 2007 to February 2016, were retrospectively examined. The cohort was divided into two groups based on psychiatric admission...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658362/experiences-and-psychological-distress-of-fertility-treatment-and-employment
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Nicola Payne, Susan Seenan, Olga van den Akker
PURPOSE: This study examined experiences and psychological distress about fertility treatment in people combining work and treatment. METHODS: Five hundred and sixty-three participants in the UK completed an online survey asking about difficulties in combining work and treatment; workplace disclosure, support, absence and policy; and psychological distress about treatment. RESULTS: Absence from work and perceptions that treatment has an impact on work and career prospects were reported by the majority of participants and this was related to the psychological distress of treatment...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648960/running-out-of-time-exploring-women-s-motivations-for-social-egg-freezing
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Kylie Baldwin, Lorraine Culley, Nicky Hudson, Helene Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: Few qualitative studies have explored women's use of social egg freezing. Derived from an interview study of 31 participants, this article explores the motivations of women using this technology. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 31 users of social egg freezing resident in UK (n = 23), USA (n = 7) and Norway (n = 1). Interviews were face to face (n = 16), through Skype and Facetime (n = 9) or by telephone (n = 6)...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648907/impact-of-coping-strategies-on-quality-of-life-of-adolescents-and-young-women-with-endometriosis
#4
Angélica M González-Echevarría, Ernesto Rosario, Summer Acevedo, Idhaliz Flores
PURPOSE: Endometriosis is a hormone-dependent, inflammatory, painful condition affecting 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years. The symptoms of endometriosis-dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, infertility-negatively impact the quality of life (QoL) of the affected women. Few studies have been conducted on mental health and QoL impact in a younger endometriosis patient population (adolescents and young women). This study quantitative, cross-sectional study was designed to address this gap by ascertaining whether coping strategies may impact the QoL of this patient population...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29583056/effect-of-an-educational-program-based-on-cognitive-behavioral-techniques-on-fear-of-childbirth-and-the-birth-process
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Tuba Uçar, Zehra Golbasi
OBJECTIVE: This study determined the effect of an educational program based on cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) provided for pregnant women to address their fear of childbirth. METHODS: This study was conducted experimentally using pretest-posttest and a control group. A total of 111 Turkish pregnant women were recruited with 52 in the intervention group and 59 in the control group. The intervention group attended the educational program on coping with childbirth fears based on CBT, which took 3 weeks over six sessions...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527976/psychosexual-outcomes-in-women-of-reproductive-age-at-more-than-two-years-from-excisional-cervical-treatment-a-cross-sectional-study
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Radmila Sparić, Dimitrios Papoutsis, Saša Kadija, Radomir Stefanović, Angeliki Antonakou, Lazar Nejković, Vesna Kesić
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term psychosexual outcomes in women following excisional cervical treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women with cold-knife conization (CKC) or large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) treatment were interviewed after a follow-up colposcopy visit. Their demographics, treatment and psychosexual characteristics were recorded. RESULTS: One hundred and forty six women with a mean age of 35.2 ± 5...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514549/prenatal-smoking-and-postpartum-depression-a-meta-analysis
#7
Hong-Lin Chen, Ji-Yu Cai, Man-Li Zha, Wang-Qin Shen
OBJECTIVES: Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common emotional distress among many women in diversified cultures. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between prenatal smoking and PPD. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, ISI Web of Science, EMBASE, Elsevier ScienceDirect, OVID and Springer databases up to 15 March 2017. The pooled odds ratio (OR) of PPD was compared between prenatal smoking women and the ones who did not smoke during pregnancy...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514537/are-symptoms-after-a-colorectal-segmental-resection-in-deep-endometriosis-really-improved-the-point-of-view-of-women-before-and-after-surgery
#8
Elisabetta Garavaglia, Annalisa Inversetti, Stefano Ferrari, Paola De Nardi, Massimo Candiani
INTRODUCTION: Bowel endometriosis can cause debilitating symptoms. Surgical colorectal resection is often required for symptomatic relief. Aim of our study was to evaluate quality of life over a one-year follow-up period in patients submitted to a colorectal resection for the treatment of deep endometriosis. Change in intestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms, and reproductive outcome were also evaluated. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted on a cohort of 20 women affected by intestinal endometriosis and submitted to a laparoscopic colorectal resection...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498902/co-located-perinatal-psychiatry-clinic-impact-of-adding-a-psychologist-on-clinical-quality-improvement-metrics
#9
Deepa Pawar, Chiang-Ching Huang, Christina Wichman
PURPOSE: To describe the impact of adding a psychologist (the intervention) to a co-located perinatal psychiatry clinic (PPC) in terms of effects on clinical quality improvement (QI) metrics. METHODS: Six-month pre- and postintervention study design with measurement of QI metrics: number of unique patients treated; number of new and established visits; percent no-shows for new and established visits; and mean wait time to new visit. RESULTS: Number of unique patients treated by the psychiatrist increased by 30%, from 90 preintervention to 118 postintervention (p = ...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455612/are-levels-of-coping-with-stress-in-pregnancy-with-gestational-diabetes-worse-than-in-healthy-pregnancy
#10
Hamdiye Arda Sürücü, Dilek Büyükkaya Besen, Mesude Duman, Elif Yeter Erbil, İshak Ay
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the levels of coping with stress in healthy pregnant women in comparison with the levels of coping with stress in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the study, the descriptive cross-sectional research design was used. The study was carried out with 218 pregnant women in total. RESULTS: It was found that the healthy pregnant women had a higher total score for coping with stress and used the self-confident coping style, one of the effective coping styles, more frequently when compared to the pregnant women with GDM (p < ...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363374/mood-state-at-the-beginning-of-the-pregnancy-and-its-influence-on-obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes
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Ernesto S González-Mesa, M Luisa Arroyo-González, Nadia Ibrahim-Díez, Olga Cazorla-Granados
AIM: We designed this study to ascertain the prevalence of depressive disorders and anxiety at the beginning of the pregnancy, studying possible associated factors and assessing the influence of mood disorders on perinatal outcomes. METHODS: A representative sample of 191 pregnant women at first trimester of their pregnancies completed a questionnaire that included the Whooley´s questions, the Spanish version of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and a series of questions related to health status, general mood and sociodemographic variables...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363366/anaemia-and-depletion-of-iron-stores-as-risk-factors-for-postpartum-depression-a-literature-review
#12
Andréanne Wassef, Quoc Dinh Nguyen, Martin St-André
PURPOSE: Iron-deficiency and anaemia are common in pregnant and postpartum women because of increasing iron demand and blood loss. Many women also enter pregnancy with pre-depleted iron stores. We reviewed the evidence linking anaemia and/or iron-deficiency to postpartum depression (PPD). METHODS: We identified seventeen studies in four databases including randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies assessing the impact of anaemia, iron-deficiency and iron supplementation on the risk of PPD...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29256294/the-q-tip-test-of-the-vulva-as-a-diagnostic-aid-for-vulvodynia-sensitivity-specificity-and-predictive-values
#13
Dimitrios Papoutsis, Angeliki Antonakou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019286/the-neglected-vulva
#14
Julie Quinlivan, Linda McGowan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511610/women-without-vulvodynia-can-have-a-positive-q-tip-test-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Pedro Vieira-Baptista, Joana Lima-Silva, Jorge Beires, Gilbert Donders
BACKGROUND: Vulvodynia is a frequently missed pathology, often confused with vaginismus. The Q-tip test (QTT) is fundamental for the diagnosis; however, there is lack of data about its performance in asymptomatic women. OBJECTIVE: This study intended to evaluate the QTT for painful vestibular spots in asymptomatic women. METHODS: Q-tips were gently pressed at different areas of the vulvar vestibule to obtain a 0-10 score representing the pain felt...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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