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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334011/a-qualitative-study-of-cervical-cancer-and-cervical-cancer-screening-awareness-among-nurses-in-ghana
#1
Michelle S Williams, Ernest Kenu, Isaac Dzubey, Jemima A Dennis-Antwi, Kevin Fontaine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324087/spousal-age-differences-and-violence-against-women-in-nigeria-and-tanzania
#2
Chibuogwu Izugbara
Much research has been conducted on the extent of violence against women (VAW) and the underlying risk factors associated with VAW. Unfortunately, research into the implications of spousal age-related factors for VAW remains underexplored. This study explored the implications of spousal age gaps for VAW in Tanzania and Nigeria. Data from the 2008 Nigeria (n = 33,385) and 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) (n = 10,139) for women aged 15-49 years were used. We used univariate and multivariate statistical analyses to assess the relationship between VAW and spousal age-related contextual factors...
January 11, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319454/death-contagion-and-shame-the-potential-of-cancer-survivors-advocacy-in-zambia
#3
Britta Wigginton, Kim Farmer, Sharon Kapambwe, Lisa Fitzgerald, Marina M Reeves, Sheleigh P Lawler
Cancer has become a global health concern with marked differences in the incidence and mortality rates between developing and developed countries. Understanding the factors hat shape uptake of preventative and screening services is key. We use in-depth interviews with 13 Zambian urban-based female cancer survivors to explore the facilitators and barriers to screening, diagnosis and treatment, with a particular focus on cultural influences. We identified a central discourse (i.e. a story told about cancer) in all of the interviews: 'cancer is a death sentence'...
January 10, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319434/amniocentesis-test-uptake-for-congenital-defects-decision-of-pregnant-women-in-vietnam
#4
Canh Chuong Nguyen, Minh Duc Duong, Nguyen Duy Anh, Thi Vui Le, Pham Sy Cuong Le, Doan Thi Thuy Duong, Thi Thu Ha Bui
Our study aimed to identify the knowledge, attitude and factors associated with uptake of amniocentesis test amongst pregnant women of advanced maternal age (35+ years old). A cross-sectional survey was performed on 481 participants in 2016. Women with higher educational attainment, higher income level, having a baby with congenital defects, and women with better knowledge and/or attitude about amniocentesis test were more likely to accept the test. Our study suggested the importance of counselling for women and given more time for them to absorb information before they make their decision to uptake the amniocentesis test...
January 10, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319429/distinctive-psychological-and-social-experiences-of-women-choosing-prophylactic-oophorectomy-for-cancer-prevention
#5
Rachel Meadows, Tasleem J Padamsee, Electra D Paskett
Women known to have significantly elevated ovarian cancer risk due to genetic mutations or family history can reduce this risk by surgically removing both ovaries and fallopian tubes (RRBSO, risk-reducing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy). We used interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) to explore the psychosocial experiences of women who chose RRBSO for cancer prevention. We extended the traditional use of IPA to compare the experiences of women who chose RRBSO for cancer prevention to those of women who underwent similar gynecologic surgery for benign indications...
January 10, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319416/are-mothers-a-source-of-support-for-women-entering-fertility-treatment
#6
Vera Skvirsky, Orit Taubman-Ben-Ari, Shirley Ben Shlomo, Yoseph Azuri, Eran Horowitz
The significance of the mother-daughter dyad in coping with stressful circumstances led us to examine (a) the associations between the mental health of women entering fertility treatment (n = 137; 76 aged 20-34; 61 aged 35-44) and the perceived type of support they receive from their mothers; (b) whether mental health is associated with age, and whether this association is moderated by the type of mother's support. We found that women perceiving more active engagement from their mothers reported greater well-being and less distress, whereas higher mothers' overprotection was associated with greater distress...
January 10, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313795/how-do-health-professionals-acknowledge-web-based-knowledge-in-pregnancy-consultations
#7
Eva Haukeland Fredriksen, Karen Marie Moland, Janet Harris
Web-sites for pregnancy health are an important source of information for pregnant women, but how different cadres of health professionals value and utilize pregnant women`s e-health literacy and Web-based knowledge in pregnancy consultations is not well understood. Using a qualitative research design and pelvic girdle pain as a tracer condition, we explored how Norwegian doctors, midwives and physiotherapists manage women`s e-health literacy and Web-based knowledge in pregnancy consultations. The recognition of pregnant women's eHealth literacy and Web- based knowledge differed across professional groups and produced dismissive, reactive and proactive attitudes depending on time pressure, professional identity and internet experience...
January 9, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313763/sexual-violence-and-the-risk-of-hiv-transmission-in-sexual-partners-of-male-injecting-drug-users-in-tien-du-district-bac-ninh-province-of-vietnam
#8
Do Thi Vinh, Ho Thi Hien, Nguyen Manh Tri, Do Khac Huynh
We conducted a cross-sectional study among 148 women who were regular sexual partners of male injecting drug users in Tien Du, Bac Ninh province, Vietnam to identify the rate of HIV infection and factors associated with HIV transmission among them. HIV infection rate among sexual partners was high, 11.5%. Sexual violence was prevalent, 63.5% among sexual partners; 94.1% (16/17) among those with HIV. We discovered an association between sexual violence and HIV infection. Sexual partners suffering from sexual violence caused by their regular sexual partners faced 9...
January 9, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313762/development-and-psychometric-validation-of-the-menstrual-health-instrument-mhi-for-adolescents-in-korea
#9
Hyunjeong Shin, Young-Joo Park, Inhae Cho
The aims of the researchers were to develop and test initial psychometric properties of the Menstrual Health Instrument, a measure of menstrual health in adolescents that comprehensively evaluates menstrual health. Data were collected with a convenience sample of 230 Korean adolescent girls. As a result of exploratory factor analysis with the 29-item instrument, five factors were extracted: affective symptoms, somatic symptoms and school life, daily habits for menstrual health, menstrual cycle characteristics, and attitudes and perceptions on menstruation...
January 9, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313760/-the-disease-is-mine-the-body-is-mine-i-decide-individual-interpersonal-and-institutional-barriers-and-facilitators-among-survivors-of-women-s-cancers-in-andean-countries
#10
Caroline M Johnson, Yamile Molina, Magaly Blas, Mallory Erickson, Angela Bayer, Marina Chiappe Gutierrez, Paul E Nevin, Isaac Alva, Deepa Rao
Recent national cancer plans address high cancer mortality in Latin America, particularly in Andean countries. Little is known about which individual, interpersonal, and institutional facilitators and barriers persist, particularly from the perspective of cancer survivors. We conducted 15 semi-structured interviews with survivors of breast and cervical cancers during and after a Pan American Health Organization-sponsored conference on women's cancers in Lima, Peru. We analyzed data using an inductive content analysis approach...
January 9, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308977/a-review-of-healthy-weight-behavior-maintenance-in-hispanic-women
#11
Daisy S Garcia
Healthy weight behavior maintenance is key to preventing overweight and obesity in Hispanic/Latino women, particularly for those who are more likely to be sedentary. In this paper, I review the intervention components used by various researchers for successful healthy weight behavior maintenance for Hispanic women. Randomized and experimental studies were located (N = 9) through computer and manual searches in identified articles dated between 1992 and 2015. The methodological characteristics and components of the intervention studies were analyzed systematically...
January 8, 2018: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29252109/premarital-sex-contraceptive-use-among-unmarried-women-migrant-workers-in-industrial-parks-in-vietnam-2015
#12
Tran Thi Duc Hanh, Duong Kim Tuan, Nguyen Duy Anh, Bui Thi Thu Ha, Le Thi Kim Anh
Most of internal female migrants are young, at risk of unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion. This paper aims to describe premarital sexual behaviors and contraceptive use among unmarried female migrant workers in industrial parks, Vietnam. A cross-sectional survey was completed with a sample of 2996 workers aged 18-49. We found that premarital sex rate was 12.6%. Most of them were inconsistent contraceptive users. About 27.8% did not use any contraception in the last 6 months. Condom was the most popular contraceptive used (61...
December 18, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210616/mothers-willingness-to-pay-for-daughters-hpv-vaccine-in-northern-vietnam
#13
Ha Dinh Thu, Huong Nguyen Thanh, Thuy Hua Thanh, Le Nguyen Hai, Van Tran Thi, Nguyen Manh Tri, Anne Buvé
HPV vaccine is effective in preventing Human papillomavirus, the main cause of cervical cancer. In Vietnam, at first, it was subsidized at $5░a dose and reached the coverage of 96% in 2 pilot provinces, indicating potentially high acceptance. Currently, it is provided at $120-195 for three doses. This is a cross-sectional study, conducted in two northern rural districts of Vietnam. Researchers present findings to show 53.1% of mothers stated their willingness to pay (WTP) for HPV vaccine for their daughters...
December 6, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210613/reproductive-tract-infection-and-related-factors-among-female-migrants-working-in-industrial-zones-in-vietnam-2013-2014
#14
Anh Thi Kim Le, Hanh Thi Duc Tran, Tuan Kim Duong, Chuong Canh Nguyen, Ha Thi Thu Bui
We conducted this study to analyse factors related to reproductive tract infections (RTIs) among female migrant workers (FMWs) in four industrial zones across four regions in Vietnam. A analytical cross-sectional study was implemented with FMWs aged between 18-49 years old in four industrial zones in Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh city (HCM) and Binh Duong, Vietnam. Stratified sampling was used to select about 6400 married and unmarried FMWs. Cases were identified through self-reporting of female migrants concerning RTIs symtoms experienced in the 1 year prior to the study...
December 6, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161198/a-systematic-review-of-factors-influencing-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-among-immigrant-parents-in-the-united-states
#15
Kyounghae Kim, Anna-Rae LeClaire
To critically appraise factors influencing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among immigrant parents in the United States, a comprehensive search of electronic databases and reference lists was conducted. The findings from 22 articles were ordered based on a socio-ecological model. About 30% of children initiated and 14% completed a 3-dose series. Correlates of HPV vaccine initiation rates included lack of information, concerns about vaccine safety and promiscuity, providers' recommendations, school mandates, financial issues, immigration laws, and living in disadvantaged neighborhoods...
November 21, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161191/progress-on-maternal-health-care-in-vietnam-findings-from-vietnam-multiple-indicator-cluster-survey-2000-2006-2011-and-2014
#16
Nguyen Canh Chuong, Hoang Van Minh, Doan Thi Thuy Duong, Duong Minh Duc, Le Thi Anh Dao, Nguyen Duy Anh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125392/medical-costs-for-the-treatment-of-cervical-cancer-at-central-hospitals-in-vietnam
#17
Anh Duy Nguyen, Minh Van Hoang, Chuong Cahn Nguyen
Cervical cancer remains the second most common cancer amongst female aged 15 to 44 years old in Vietnam. We estimated medical costs for the treatment of cervical cancer patients. We employed the standard costing approach and healthcare provider perspective. We first computed the unit cost of 22 medical services related to cervical cancer treatments and then, based on standard cervical cancer treatment protocols, we estimated the cost of nine treatment scenarios for cervical cancer patients. We found that the medical costs for treatment of cervical cancers at central hospitals in Vietnam increased as the cancer progresses into latter stages...
November 10, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116912/spousal-influence-on-physical-activity-in-physically-inactive-pregnant-women-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
JiWon Choi, Yoshimi Fukuoka
Regular physical activity (PA) is recommended during pregnancy, but the prevalence of pregnant women who met the recommended level for PA is very low. In this descriptive study, we examined the association between spousal characteristics (belief, knowledge, social support, and PA level) and pregnant women's PA level in 18 couples living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Among other spousal characteristics, only spousal PA level was a significant predictor of pregnant women's PA level regardless of whether it was unadjusted or adjusted by spouses' age and body index mass (p = ...
November 8, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116887/wash-and-gender-in-health-care-facilities-the-uncharted-territory
#19
Petra Kohler, Samuel Renggli, Christoph Lüthi
Health care facilities in low- and middle-income countries are high risk settings, and face special challenges to achieving sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. Our applied interdisciplinary research conducted in India and Uganda analysed six dimensions of WASH services in selected health care facilities, including menstrual hygiene management. To be effective, WASH monitoring strategies in health care facilities must include gender sensitive measures. We present a novel strategy, showing that applied gender sensitive multi-tool assessments are highly productive in assessments of WASH services and facilities from user and provider perspectives...
November 8, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111909/women-s-reproductive-decision-making-and-abortion-experiences-in-cape-town-south-africa-a-qualitative-study
#20
Marie E Sullivan, Abigail Harrison, Jane Harries, Namhla Sicwebu, Rochelle K Rosen, Omar Galárraga
Unintended pregnancy is a significant public health issue in South Africa. Despite free services including contraception, women face structural and institutional barriers to accessing care. This qualitative study comprised interviews with 16 women aged 18 to 40 years and receiving post-abortion services at a public clinic in Cape Town. Data analysis revealed three main themes: personal journeys in seeking abortion, contraceptive experiences, and contrasting feelings of empowerment (in reproductive decision making) and disempowerment (in the health care system)...
November 7, 2017: Health Care for Women International
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