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Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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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
#2
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
#3
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/29172958/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-lifestyle-and-body-mass-index-predictors-of-successful-assisted-reproductive-technologies
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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/29019286/the-neglected-vulva
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
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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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472898/the-relation-among-steroid-hormone-levels-lipid-profile-and-menopausal-symptom-severity
#15
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...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290742/patients-beliefs-about-the-causes-of-myomas-a-pilot-study-from-a-large-european-city
#16
Matthias David, Miriam Alpheus, Heribert Kentenich
INTRODUCTION: Patients usually develop subjective concepts about their illness, which then influences their further health behaviors and treatment decisions. This study aimed to evaluate several possible patient beliefs about the causal factors of illness, in a large sample of women seeking treatment for myomas. METHODS: From November 2011 to October 2013, all patients at a specialized myoma clinic in a large European city were surveyed about their beliefs about the causes of myomas...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288546/corrigendum
#17
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075191/reduction-mammaplasty-improves-levels-of-anxiety-depression-and-body-image-satisfaction-in-patients-with-symptomatic-macromastia-in-the-short-and-long-term
#18
Esther Pérez-Panzano, Ana Gascón-Catalán, Ramón Sousa-Domínguez, Patricia Carrera-Lasfuentes, Javier García-Campayo, Antonio Güemes-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the psychological consequences (anxiety, depression and body image dissatisfaction) of symptomatic macromastia and the effectiveness of breast reduction surgery in re-establishing the mental health of the patient in the short and long term. METHOD: 119 patients over 18 years old who had been diagnosed with symptomatic macromastia were assessed, before surgery, one month after the operation and one year later. Patients completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Body Image Dissatisfaction subscale of the Eating Disorders Inventory (EDI-2)...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750472/impact-of-endometriosis-on-quality-of-life-and-psychological-well-being
#19
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Antonio Simone Laganà
The aim of this work is to propose a brief comment about the impact of endometriosis on quality of life and psychological well-being of women affected.
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649469/young-women-s-genital-self-image-and-effects-of-exposure-to-pictures-of-natural-vulvas
#20
Ellen Laan, Daphne K Martoredjo, Sara Hesselink, Nóinín Snijders, Rik H W van Lunsen
INTRODUCTION: Many women have doubts about the normality of the physical appearance of their vulvas. This study measured genital self-image in a convenience sample of college-educated women, and assessed whether exposure to pictures of natural vulvas influenced their genital self-image. METHOD: Forty-three women were either shown pictures of natural vulvas (N = 29) or pictures of neutral objects (N = 14). Genital self-image was measured before and after exposure to the pictures and two weeks later...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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