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Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Yvonne O'Brien, Caroline Kelleher, Mary Wingfield
RESEARCH QUESTION: Significant medical benefits could be derived from universal AMH screening for women in their mid to late twenties. We aimed to investigate the psychological and emotional responses of women to being informed of their anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) result with a view to informing the possible introduction of universal AMH screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective qualitative study using semi-structured in-depth interviews of women attending a reproductive medicine clinic who had ovarian reserve testing performed via measurement of serum AMH levels, as part of their gynecological investigations...
November 29, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Masakazu Terauchi, Tamami Odai, Asuka Hirose, Kiyoko Kato, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Naoyuki Miyasaka
BACKGROUND: Although muscle and joint pains are among the most common symptoms in menopausal transition, their underlying mechanisms are not precisely known. This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with myalgia and arthralgia in middle-aged women. METHODS: We analyzed in a cross-sectional manner the first-visit records of 305 Japanese women aged 40-59 years who enrolled in a health and nutrition education program at a menopause clinic. The prevalence of muscle and joint pains was estimated according to the participants' responses to the Menopausal Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire...
November 6, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Elisabetta Scaruffi, Isabella Giulia Franzoi, Cristina Civilotti, Fanny Guglielmucci, Luana La Marca, Michela Tomelini, Fabio Veglia, Antonella Granieri
AIM: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine-metabolic disorder. It affects women's physical well-being and leads to great psychological distress. Indeed, women with PCOS show a compromised quality of life as well as impaired emotional well-being. The aim of this study is to assess personality characteristics, body image and alexithymia in women with PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 59 women with PCOS and 38 healthy controls were administered the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS), the Body Uneasiness Test (BUT) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2)...
November 6, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Kimberley T Jackson, Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy, Tara Mantler
PURPOSE: Despite how commonly breastfeeding-related pain is experienced in the postpartum period, and its frequent implication in breastfeeding cessation, this unique type of pain is not well evaluated nor assessed. The purpose of this study was to gain a comprehensive description and understanding of breastfeeding-related pain among postpartum breastfeeding women. METHODS: This study employed a mixed methods approach using a descriptive-interpretive qualitative approach, in addition to administering the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire, second version, to comprehensively gain both quantitative and qualitative descriptors of breastfeeding-related pain...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mehrdad Amini, Fereshteh Bahmani, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Zahra Vahedpoor, Amir Ghaderi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Hassan Karbassizadeh, Zatollah Asemi
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of fish oil omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on mental health parameters and metabolic status of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 60 women with PCOS, aged 18-40 years old. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups to receive either 2 × 1000 mg/day fish oil omega-3 fatty acid (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) after lunch for 12 weeks...
September 19, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
R Gina Silverstein, Michael Centore, Andrea Pollack, Gabrielle Barrieau, Priya Gopalan, Grace Lim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a protocol determining the relationship between emergency team response (ETR) during childbirth and acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. METHODS: In a prospective, observational, cohort design, women experiencing ETR during childbirth were approached and recruited on postpartum day-1 and followed for six weeks. Demographics, obstetric and birth characteristics, ASD scores and PTSD scores (by Impact of Events Scale, IES and PCL-civilian) were recorded...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Amy Mahdi, Melanie Dembinsky, Katie Bristow, Pauline Slade
INTRODUCTION: Poor maternal mental health during the perinatal period has been shown to have potentially long-lasting effects for mother and child. In recognition of this, maternal mental health is receiving increased attention from political and healthcare organizations, with a growing focus on preventing the onset of common mental health disorders. OBJECTIVE: The objective for this review is to provide an update of randomized controlled trials examining the use of interventions targeted to prevent the onset of postnatal depression and anxiety in nondiagnostic populations with universal or selected samples...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Leila Abdollahi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Jalil Kheyradin Babapour, Mozhdeh Mohammadi
INTRODUCTION: Given the increasing prevalence of complications caused by the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) such as medical and psychological problems and also the chronicity of this disease, patients with the PCOS tend to experience lower quality of life and greater psychological fatigue similar to other patients with chronic diseases. This study was conducted to determine the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on the quality of life and psychological fatigue in women with the PCOS...
September 3, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Linda McGowan, Julie Quinlivan
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September 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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...
September 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Amritha Bhat, Theresa Hoeft, Erin McCoy, Jurgen Unutzer, Susan D Reed
INTRODUCTION: Symptoms of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period can negatively impact parenting. It is important to understand the parenting experiences of women with depression, and what parenting support they need. METHODS: This is a mixed methods analysis of data (demographic data, depression outcomes, patient survey results, and transcripts of patient and care manager focus groups) from an open treatment trial of the feasibility of delivering perinatal depression treatment using collaborative care in a rural obstetric setting...
August 15, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sarah J Reiser, Kristi D Wright
OBJECTIVE: To develop a measure to assess fetal health anxiety and examine its factor structure, convergent and divergent validity. METHODS: In Study 1, the Short Health Anxiety Inventory-14 item version (SHAI) (Salkovskis et al., Psychol Med. 2002;32:843-853) was adapted for use with pregnant women to examine fetal health anxiety named the Fetal Health Anxiety Inventory (FHAI). Four pregnant women and three subject matter experts (SMEs) reviewed the FHAI. In Study 2, 100 pregnant women completed the FHAI and related self-report measures...
August 8, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Vânia Leite, B Daiana Santos, M Graça Pereira
PURPOSE: This study assessed how psychological, socio-demographic and clinical variables were associated and moderated the relationship between sexual dissatisfaction and the psychosocial impact of the human papillomavirus (HPV) on the quality of life (QOL) of infected women. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used with a sample of 194 women. Participants completed a sociodemographic and clinical questionnaire, and were assessed on the psychosocial impact of HPV on quality of life (HPV Impact Profile), sexual dissatisfaction (Index of Sexual Satisfaction), psychological morbidity (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale), emotional suppression (Courtauld Emotional Control Scale) and spirituality (Spiritual and Religious Attitudes in Dealing with Illness)...
July 3, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Jeehee Han, Yerin Cha, Sue Kim
INTRODUCTION: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is common in women with reproductive age and it affects the normal life. Psychosocial interventions are recommended for some women who experience less severe PMS. So far, no meta-analyses have investigated the effect of overall psychosocial interventions on the severity of PMS as an outcome. This review aims to explore the effectiveness of psychosocial intervention for PMS. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search in PubMED, CINAHL, EMbase and PsycINFO in December 2016, following methodological guidelines outlined in the literature ( www...
July 2, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Daniela Paes de Almeida Ferreira Braga, Rose Marie Massaro Melamed, Amanda Souza Setti, Bianca Ferrarini Zanetti, Rita de Cássia Sávio Figueira, Assumpto Iaconelli, Edson Borges
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the patient's faith, religion, and spirituality on the outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight hundred and seventy-seven patients received a questionnaire containing information on faith, religiosity, and spirituality and the results of the questionnaires were correlated with ICSI outcomes. Patients stated to be Catholic (n = 476), spiritists (n = 93), Evangelical (n = 118), and other religion (n = 32), and 78 did not identify with any religious group...
June 6, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hannah W de Klerk, Elise Boere, Rik H van Lunsen, Jannet J H Bakker
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal digital examination (VE) is a routine medical procedure during labor to assess the start and progression of labor. This study explores women's experiences with VE's during labor in the Netherlands. METHODS: An exploratory anonymous online survey was distributed among Dutch women who underwent a trial of labor and gave birth to a living term child in the previous six months. Unadjusted odds ratios are calculated to establish associations between women's characteristics and reporting a negative experience with VE's...
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Antonio Simone Laganà, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale
The aim of this work is to propose a brief comment about the impact of pelvic organ prolapse on the quality of life and the psychological well-being of the affected women.
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fatemah Shobeiri, Azam Maleki, Farshid Shamsaei, Farzaneh Soltani, Fazlollah Ahmadi, Ghodratollah Roshanaei
The Revised Prenatal Coping Inventory (Nu PCI) is a self-report instrument that focuses on the coping styles of pregnant women during the prenatal period. The present study aimed to translate the scale and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Iranian version of the Nu PCI in healthy pregnant women. Beaton's recommendations have been used for the translation and cultural adaptation of this scale. Reliability, content, and face validity were performed to assess the psychometric properties of the scale...
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
L Lorén-Guerrero, A Gascón-Catalán, M A Romero-Cardiel
OBJECTIVE: To adapt the Revised Prenatal Coping Inventory (NuPCI) for the evaluation of prenatal stress coping strategies utilised by Spanish women. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed to evaluate the psychometric properties of NuPCI adapted for a Spanish population. Two hundred and sixty one puerperium women completed the NuPCI at the time of discharge after childbirth. Instrument construct validity was evaluated using subscale item correlations. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's α test...
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Jaimie K Beveridge, Sarah A Vannier, Natalie O Rosen
OBJECTIVE: Pregnant women consistently report fears that sexual activity could harm their pregnancy. Little is known, however, about the degree to which women report these fears as reasons for not having sex during pregnancy and whether these fears relate to women's well-being. The aims of this study were to assess the importance of women's fears of sexual activity harming the pregnancy in their decision not to engage in sex during pregnancy, and the associations between these fears and sexual and relationship well-being...
June 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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