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Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707491/the-effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-premenstrual-syndrome-and-health-related-quality-of-life-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Fatemeh-Zahra Hariri, Lida Moghaddam-Banaem
INTRODUCTION: Most reproductive aged women suffer from somatic and mental disorders prior to menstruation. This study investigated whether omega-3 supplement improved premenstrual symptoms and health-related quality of life among reproductive aged women. METHODS: A multi-center, balanced (1:1), placebo-controlled, parallel-group randomized clinical trial was conducted in an urban academic institution. A sample consisting of 95 Iranian women aged 20-35 years who were suffering from premenstrual symptoms were randomly allocated into two groups...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703034/the-impact-of-maternal-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-on-expectant-fathers-findings-from-the-australian-fathers-study
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Julie Sartori, Rodney Petersen, David A Coall, Julie Quinlivan
INTRODUCTION: Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) are common. Whilst the impact on pregnant women has been well documented, there is less data on the impact on partners. This study evaluated awareness and impact of maternal NVP on expectant fathers. METHODS: Observational study of 300 expectant fathers. Institutional ethics approval and consent were obtained. Fathers were recruited from antenatal clinics and community settings. Researchers administered demographic, attitudinal and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale questionnaires during the third trimester...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697659/the-effect-of-cognitive-emotion-regulation-strategies-on-gynecologic-oncology-comparison-between-a-clinical-and-a-non-clinical-sample
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Junyi Wang, Ning Zhou, Danyang Wang, Ping Yu, Jing Xiao
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the differences of cognitive emotion regulation (CER) strategies between patients with gynecologic cancer and non-clinical individuals. METHODS: A cohort of 329 female adults was recruited in this study. About 179 patients with gynecologic cancer were allocated to the clinical group and 150 healthy women were allocated to the non-clinical group. All the participants completed a demographic survey and the Chinese version of Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ-C)...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635364/the-impact-of-motivational-interviewing-on-behavior-stages-of-nulliparous-pregnant-women-preparing-for-childbirth-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Masoumeh Rasouli, Seyed Abbas Mousavi, Ahmad Khosravi, Afsaneh Keramat, Ensieh Fooladi, Giti Atashsokhan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of motivational interviewing (MI) on the stages of behavior change among nulliparous pregnant women who were preparing for childbirth. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 234 pregnant women were studied in two intervention groups (MI and lecture), and one control group at three stages. In weeks 16-19 of pregnancy, two counseling sessions were held for the MI group, and one lecturing session was held for the lecture group...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631998/relevance-of-anxiety-in-the-perinatal-period-prospective-study-in-a-hungarian-sample
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Eszter Lefkovics, János Rigó, Bernadett Szita, Júlia Talabér, András Kecskeméti, Illés Kovács, Ildikó Baji
There is increasing evidence that anxiety occurs frequently during pregnancy and can be one of the most important risk factors and predictors of postpartum depression (PPD). The aim of our study was to investigate whether antenatal anxiety is an independent predictor of PPD. We used the data of 476 women enrolled in a prospective study in a single maternity unit. The first assessment was conducted between 22 and 40 weeks gestation and a second time 8-12 months postpartum. Symptoms were measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617173/premenstrual-syndrome-in-university-students-its-correlation-with-their-attitudes-toward-gender-roles
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Safiye Temel, Fusun Terzioglu, Gulten Isik Koc
INTRODUCTION: Psychosocial factors causing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are closely correlated with gender. Thus, this study's aim was to identify correlations between gender role attitudes (GRA) and PMS status of university students. METHODS: The participants of this descriptive study were 1515 female students from 13 departments of Hacettepe University using stratified sampling method. Data were collected between February and May 2014 using a semi-structured questionnaire, the Premenstrual Syndrome Scale (PMSS), and the Gender Roles Attitude Scale (GRAS)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617151/lithium-exposure-during-pregnancy-outcomes-for-women-who-attended-a-specialist-antenatal-clinic
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Jacqueline Frayne, Thinh Nguyen, Tabitha Mok, Yvonne Hauck, Helena Liira
INTRODUCTION: Lithium treatment in pregnancy represents a significant dilemma for women and treating health professionals alike. The complexity of risk-benefit analysis is impacted by limited information. METHODS: A cohort study of 33 women with severe mental illness, who were prescribed lithium at any time during the pregnancy, and gave birth between December 2007 and January 2015 at a specialist antenatal clinic in Western Australia. A descriptive comparison for women who continued lithium throughout pregnancy, and those who ceased on discovery of pregnancy was undertaken examining demographic, obstetric, neonatal and psychiatric variables...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574297/postpartum-depression-in-adolescent-mothers
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Katharine J Dinwiddie, Tracy L Schillerstrom, Jason E Schillerstrom
BACKGROUND: Postpartum depression has been extensively studied in adults but is less understood in adolescent mothers, despite a prevalence that is double that observed in adult mothers. The purpose of this review was to describe the epidemiology, risk factors, treatment and prognosis for adolescents with postpartum depression. We also sought to identify limitations of the available literature and propose areas for future study targeting postpartum depression in this vulnerable population...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532219/no-sweat-managing-menopausal-symptoms-at-work
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Martha Hickey, Kathleen Riach, Reza Kachouie, Gavin Jack
INTRODUCTION: Menopause usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, a time when women are likely to be in the paid workforce. Most women have menopausal symptoms and these may impact on daytime function and work performance. This study examines the relationship between reproductive stage, menopausal symptoms and work, and advises how employers can best support menopausal women. METHODS: An online and paper-based survey was completed in 2015-16 by 1092 women (22% response rate) aged 40 years plus employed in three hospitals in metropolitan Australia...
May 22, 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
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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...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472901/effect-of-stress-management-training-on-depression-stress-and-coping-strategies-in-pregnant-women-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sukran Ertekin Pinar, Ozlem Duran Aksoy, Gulseren Daglar, Z Burcu Yurtsal, Busra Cesur
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is a period of important biological and psychosocial changes and a period that carries high risk of experiencing anxiety and stress. It is important to reduce the depression and stress that is experienced in this period or to reduce the severity of the stress and to increase the stress coping power of the pregnant women. The research was conducted to examine the effect of stress management training on pregnant women's depression, stress and methods for coping with stress...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472898/the-relation-among-steroid-hormone-levels-lipid-profile-and-menopausal-symptom-severity
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Cihan Kaya, Hüseyin Cengiz, Ali Yeşil, Murat Ekin, Levent Yaşar
INTRODUCTION: Many postmenopausal women experience hot flashes, night sweats, non-specific emotional and psychological distresses. Our aim was to investigate the relation among steroid hormone levels, lipid profile and menopausal symptom severity using the menopause rating scale (MRS). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed at our outpatient clinic with natural postmenopausal women. A total of 444 women were included in this study. The basic characteristics of the study population, such as age, gravidity, parity, time to menopause onset and body mass index (BMI) were recorded...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472893/prevalence-and-related-factors-of-irregular-menstrual-cycles-in-korean-women-the-5th-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-knhanes-v-2010-2012
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Eun-Kyung Jung, Seok-Won Kim, Sun-Myeong Ock, Kyu-In Jung, Chan-Hee Song
INTRODUCTION: There have been few population-based studies reporting medical, lifestyle and psychological factors associated with irregular menstrual cycles. This study aimed to elucidate the prevalence and related factors of irregular menstrual cycles in Korean women. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the 5th Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used. Eligible women were 19-40 years old, not currently taking oral contraceptives or using intrauterine devices, and not currently pregnant or breast feeding, and had no medical history of hysterectomy, thyroid diseases, cancers or renal failure...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463031/amount-and-quality-of-sleep-exploring-the-role-of-stress-and-work-experience-in-a-sample-of-obstetrician-gynecologists
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Laura Taouk, Victoria A Farrow, Jay Schulkin
INTRODUCTION: Sufficient sleep is necessary for optimal performance and the delivery of safe and effective health care. To establish an empirical understanding of physician fatigue, the present study investigated the factors that contributed to the amount and the quality of sleep among obstetricians and gynecologists (ob-gyns). METHODS: A survey of personal and work experiences was sent to 495 eligible physicians belonging to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447499/is-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-more-of-a-strain-regarding-satisfaction-with-marital-quality-for-male-or-female-partners-a-three-year-follow-up-study
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Stina Järvholm, Ann Thurin-Kjellberg, Malin Broberg
INTRODUCTION: Men and women with a hereditary genetic disease are faced with different options when they plan to become parents. One is pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) which is a combination of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and genetic analysis of the embryo before implantation. The present study focuses on how men and women planning for PGD experience the quality of marital satisfaction when they apply for treatment and again, three years later. METHODS: The study was a prospective cohort study where all couples (n = 22) applying for PGD during 2010 and 2011 were eligible...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436753/prevalence-and-differences-between-type-1-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-regarding-female-sexual-dysfunction-a-cross-sectional-egyptian-study
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Magdy R Ahmed, Mohamed M Shaaban, Wael F Sedik, Tamer Y Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the female sexual dysfunction in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out at Suez Canal University Hospitals from the start of February 2015 to the end of May 2016 among 189 married premenopausal women attending endocrinology and diabetology outpatient clinic for regular follow-up; 25 of whom refused to participate and 18 more were excluded due to incomplete data sets resulting in a final sample of 146 diabetic females...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376699/women-s-acute-anxiety-variations-before-and-after-epidural-anesthesia-for-childbirth
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Francisco J Fernández-Campos, Dolores Escrivá, José M Palanca, Francisca Ridocci, Carlos Barrios, Juan Gallego
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed changes in anxiety during different phases of childbirth in a sample of women demanding epidural anesthesia. DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal case series. SAMPLE: A total of 133 women who demanded epidural anesthesia for childbirth answered the questionnaires. METHODS: Anxiety state was measured using the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) questionnaire. The STAI-S (anxiety state) was administered in three phases during childbirth: Phase 1 was before applying epidural anesthesia, Phase 2 was 45 min after the application of epidural anesthesia and Phase 3 was at less than 24 h after delivery...
June 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376698/psychometric-properties-of-the-prenatal-health-behavior-scale-in-mid-and-late-pregnancy
#18
Melissa V Auerbach, Jennifer Nicoloro-SantaBarbara, Lisa Rosenthal, Christina Kocis, Elizabeth R Weglarz, Cheyanne E Busso, Marci Lobel
INTRODUCTION: Psychometrically sound self-report measures are important tools to advance research on health behaviors in pregnancy. The Prenatal Health Behavior Scale (PHBS) has been used in prior studies to quantify health behaviors and examine their associations with relevant variables, but its psychometric properties have not been carefully investigated. METHODS: In a sample of low-risk women, we examined the factor structure, reliability, and validity of the PHBS at mid- (N = 138) and late (N = 102) pregnancy...
June 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376697/preliminary-evaluation-of-the-well-being-in-pregnancy-wip-questionnaire
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Fiona Alderdice, Jenny McNeill, Phyl Gargan, Oliver Perra
BACKGROUND: The concept of well-being is multi-faceted by encompassing both positive and negative emotions and satisfaction with life. Measuring both positive and negative thoughts and emotions is highly relevant in maternity care that aims to optimise a woman's experience of pregnancy and childbirth, focussing on positive aspects of health and well-being, not just the prevention of ill health. Yet our understanding of well-being in pregnancy and childbirth is limited as research to date has focussed on negative aspects such as stress, anxiety or depression...
June 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079434/previous-pregnancy-outcomes-and-subsequent-pregnancy-anxiety-in-a-quebec-prospective-cohort
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Gabriel D Shapiro, Jean R Séguin, Gina Muckle, Patricia Monnier, William D Fraser
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy anxiety is an important psychosocial risk factor that may be more strongly associated with adverse birth outcomes than other measures of stress. Better understanding of the upstream predictors and causes of pregnancy anxiety could help to identify high-risk women for adverse maternal and infant outcomes. The objective of the present study was to measure the associations between five past pregnancy outcomes (live preterm birth (PTB), live term birth, miscarriage at <20 weeks, stillbirth at ≥20 weeks, and elective abortion) and pregnancy anxiety at three trimesters in a subsequent pregnancy...
June 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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