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Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100403/concordance-between-women-s-self-reported-reasons-for-cesarean-delivery-and-hospital-discharge-records
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Laura B Attanasio, Katy B Kozhimannil, Sindhu K Srinivas, Kristen H Kjerulff
BACKGROUND: Women's self-reports of whether they had a cesarean delivery are nearly 100% accurate, but there is little extant research on how accurately women self-report reasons for cesarean delivery when asked to recall this information in the postpartum period. OBJECTIVE: We compared women's self-reported reasons for cesarean with their hospital discharge records and examined correlates of variability in agreement between sources. METHODS: Data are from the First Baby Study, a cohort of 3,006 women who gave birth to their first baby between 2009 and 2011...
January 16, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094117/maternal-weight-after-childbirth-versus-aging-related-weight%C3%A2-changes
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Olga Yakusheva, Kandice Kapinos, Marianne Weiss
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy weight gain is believed to contribute to female overweight and obesity. However, most studies do not account for the changes in body weight expected to occur as women age. We examined the long-term weight trajectory of childbearing women relative to weight progression that could be expected in the absence of pregnancy. METHODS: From the hospital records of 32,187 women with two births in Wisconsin during 2006 to 2013, we extracted the maternal weight at pregravid, delivery, and subsequent pregravid...
January 13, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087130/attitudes-practices-and-experiences-with-implementing-a-patient-centered-medical-home-for-women-veterans
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Lisa S Meredith, Yan Wang, Adeyemi Okunogbe, Alicia A Bergman, Ismelda A Canelo, Jill E Darling, Elizabeth M Yano
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing demand for health care among women veterans in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), little is known about the perspectives of primary care providers (PCPs) and other primary care staff about the care they provide to women veterans. We sought to understand whether barriers to, attitudes about, and practices in caring for women veterans were associated with two measures of implementation of the VHA patient-centered medical home for women veterans (self-efficacy and satisfaction)...
January 10, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087129/childhood-maltreatment-and-unprotected-sex-among-female-juvenile-offenders-evidence-of-mediation-by-substance-abuse-and-psychological-distress
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Kristen Clements-Nolle, Sandra Larson, Aliya Buttar, Lindsey Dermid-Gray
PURPOSE: Research has shown that childhood maltreatment is associated with sexual risk taking among female juvenile offenders; however, the mechanisms by which maltreatment influences sexual risk remain poorly understood. We assessed whether substance abuse, psychological distress, and dating violence mediate the relationship between childhood maltreatment and unprotected sex. METHODS: Sexually active female juvenile offenders (13-17 years of age) completed audio computer-assisted self-interviews (n = 232)...
January 10, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063850/patient-education-about-the-affordable-care-act-contraceptive-coverage-requirement-increases-interest-in-using-long-acting-reversible-contraception
#5
Julia C Durante, Elisabeth J Woodhams
BACKGROUND: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance to cover all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptives at no cost to patients, including highly effective long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). Our objective was to determine whether a brief educational intervention about these provisions would increase interest in LARC use. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional survey of women seeking contraceptive care in an urban outpatient obstetrics/gynecology clinic...
January 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063849/recruitment-promotion-and-retention-of-women-in-academic-medicine-how-institutions-are-addressing-gender-disparities
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Phyllis L Carr, Christine Gunn, Anita Raj, Samantha Kaplan, Karen M Freund
OBJECTIVE: Greater numbers of women in medicine have not resulted in more women achieving senior positions. Programs supporting the recruitment, promotion, and retention of women in academic medicine could help to achieve greater advancement of more women to leadership positions. Qualitative research was conducted to understand such programs at 23 institutions and, using the social ecological model, examine how they operate at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, academic community, and policy levels...
January 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063848/challenges-with-implementing-a-patient-centered-medical-home-model-for-women-veterans
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Emmeline Chuang, Julian Brunner, Selene Mak, Alison B Hamilton, Ismelda Canelo, Jill Darling, Lisa V Rubenstein, Elizabeth M Yano
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration (VA) Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) initiative aims to ensure that all patients receive care consistent with medical home principles. Women veterans' unique care needs and minority status within the VA pose challenges to delivery of equitable, comprehensive primary care for this population. Currently, little is known about whether and/or how PACT should be tailored to better meet women veteran needs. METHODS: In 2014, we conducted semistructured interviews with 73 primary care providers and staff to examine facilitators and barriers encountered in providing PACT-principled care to women veterans...
January 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063847/mind-the-gap-assessing-the-disconnect-between-postpartum-health-information-desired-and-health-information-received
#8
Lucia Guerra-Reyes, Vanessa M Christie, Annu Prabhakar, Katie A Siek
INTRODUCTION: Seeking and receiving health information are critical aspects of prenatal and postpartum care; however, many informational sources lack postpartum content. This study explores the gaps between information desired and information received postpartum and identifies the sources women use for health information seeking, with an emphasis on emergent online and mobile phone-based resources. METHODS: Participants were recruited from our community partners' client base for a cross-sectional study...
January 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040321/congruence-across-sexual-orientation-dimensions-and-risk-for%C3%A2-unintended-pregnancy-among-adult-u-s-women
#9
Caroline Sten Hartnett, Lisa L Lindley, Katrina M Walsemann
OBJECTIVES: To date, no studies have investigated whether sexual minority women (SMW) are more likely to experience unintended pregnancies compared with their heterosexual peers. The aim of this study was to explore whether adult SMW were more likely to have unintended pregnancies compared with heterosexual women, to examine the role of identity-attraction congruence in unintended pregnancy risk, and to evaluate possible mediators. METHODS: Data on pregnancies to women ages 18 to 44 were drawn from the 2006 through 2013 National Survey of Family Growth (n = 25,403)...
December 28, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007391/differences-in-depression-care-for-men-and-women-among-veterans-with-and-without-psychiatric-comorbidities
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Christine A Lam, Cathy Sherbourne, Lillian Gelberg, Martin L Lee, Alexis K Huynh, Karen Chu, Jennifer L Strauss, Maureen E Metzger, Edward P Post, Lisa V Rubenstein, Melissa M Farmer
BACKGROUND: Depression is common among primary care patients, affecting more women than men. Women veterans are an extreme but growing minority among patients seeking care from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), an organization historically designed to serve men. Little is known about gender differences in depression care quality within VA primary care population. PURPOSE: This works assesses the gender differences in depression care among veterans using longitudinal electronic measures...
December 19, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007390/do-gender-and-season-modify-the-triggering-effect-of-ambient-temperature-on-ischemic-stroke
#11
Alina Vodonos, Victor Novack, Anat Horev, Ibrahim Abu Salameh, Youval Lotan, Gal Ifergane
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke (IS) is a multifactorial disorder, a leading cause of long-term disability, and the second most common cause of death. Previous studies have examined the association between stroke and weather conditions with conflicting results. In this study we aimed to investigate the association between changes in ambient temperature and risk of IS onset. METHODS: We used a time-stratified case-crossover study design including all patients admitted to Soroka University Medical Center in southern Israel between 2012 and 2014 for IS...
December 19, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931733/patient-experiences-with-pregnancy-planning-and-perspectives-on-reproductive-care-in-community-health-centers-a%C3%A2-qualitative-study-of-african-american-women-in-chicago
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Rachel E Stones, Debra B Stulberg, Jennifer K Bello Kottenstette
INTRODUCTION: Given the potential benefits of preventive reproductive health care for both women and children, it is important that clinicians routinely offer preconception and contraceptive counseling in ways that are responsive to patients' wishes. The goal of this study is to gain knowledge about the components of preventive reproductive health care that patients at Federally Qualified Health Centers value, and to elicit patient perspectives on how best to deliver this care. METHODS: We conducted three focus groups with African American women (n = 21) at two Federally Qualified Health Centers in Chicago...
December 5, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863982/predictors-of-breast-cancer-worry-in-a-hispanic-and-predominantly-immigrant-mammography-screening-population
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Ayana April-Sanders, Sabine Oskar, Rachel C Shelton, Karen M Schmitt, Elise Desperito, Angeline Protacio, Parisa Tehranifar
OBJECTIVE: Worry about developing breast cancer (BC) worry has been associated with participation in screening and genetic testing and with follow-up of abnormal screening results. Little is known about the scope and predictors of BC worry in Hispanic and immigrant populations. METHODS: We collected in-person interview data from 250 self-identified Hispanic women recruited from an urban mammography facility (average age 50.4 years; 82% foreign-born). Women reported whether they worried about developing breast cancer rarely/never (low worry), sometimes (moderate worry), or often/all the time (high worry)...
November 15, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825590/how-can-primary-care-physicians-best-support-contraceptive-decision-making-a-qualitative-study-exploring-the-perspectives-of-baltimore-latinas
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Diana N Carvajal, Deborah Gioia, Estefania Rivera Mudafort, Pamela Bohrer Brown, Beth Barnet
OBJECTIVES: U.S. Latinas experience disproportionately high rates of unintended pregnancy and low rates of consistent contraception use. Not well known are Latinas' perspectives about how primary care physicians (PCPs) might facilitate or deter contraceptive decision making. The theory of planned behavior has been used previously to explain contraceptive behaviors. This study used the theory of planned behavior as a guide to help describe Latinas' perspectives regarding specific factors that influence their contraceptive decision making and to describe their perspectives about the role of PCPs in the decision making...
November 4, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825589/women-s-preferred-sources-for-primary-and-mental-health-care-implications-for-reproductive-health-providers
#15
Kelli Stidham Hall, Lisa H Harris, Vanessa K Dalton
PURPOSE: To describe women's preferences for reproductive health providers as sources of primary and mental health care. METHODS: This is secondary data analysis of the Women's Health Care Experiences and Preferences Study, an Internet survey conducted in September 2013 of 1,078 women aged 18 to 55 randomly sampled from a U.S. national probability panel. We estimated women's preferred and usual sources of care (reproductive health providers, generalists, other) for various primary care and mental health care services using weighted statistics and multiple logistic regression...
November 4, 2016: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931734/awareness-of-united-states-law-for-nursing-mothers-among-employers-in-new-orleans-louisiana
#16
Caitrin H Alb, Katherine Theall, Marni B Jacobs, Ana Bales
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Federal Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers Law to support breastfeeding employees was passed in 2010, as part of the Affordable Care Act. However, few data are available assessing employers' awareness of the law or its implementation. OBJECTIVES: The study aims were to 1) describe New Orleans employers' awareness of the law, 2) determine the extent of the law implementation within workplaces, and 3) determine the associations between workplace characteristics and employers' awareness and implementation...
January 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914861/rapid-human-immunodeficiency-virus-testing-and-risk-prevention-in-residents-of-battered-women-s-shelters
#17
Dawn M Johnson, Nicole L Johnson, Curt G Beckwith, Patrick A Palmieri, Caron Zlotnick
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and intimate partner violence (IPV) are interconnected public health problems. However, few HIV prevention interventions address the unique needs of IPV survivors in shelter and none of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's best-evidence risk reduction interventions adequately explore the complex relationship between IPV and HIV risk. Although battered women's shelters provide a safe and supportive environment for women in crisis, most do not offer HIV risk reduction services or sexual safety planning...
January 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913057/a-comparison-of-profiles-of-transtheoretical-model-constructs-of-change-among-depressed-and-nondepressed-women-at-risk-for-an-alcohol-exposed-pregnancy
#18
Shannon K Johnson, Kirk von Sternberg, Mary M Velasquez
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy of a series of interventions to reduce risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancies is well-established, yet some subsets of women remain at risk. For instance, in CHOICES, a randomized clinical trial of an intervention to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancy, nondepressed women reduced risk drinking at roughly twice the rate of women with depression (49% vs. 24%). This secondary analysis of CHOICES data examines constructs that can explicate differences between nondepressed and depressed women in the process of changing alcohol behavior...
January 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913056/the-best-of-intentions-a-structural-analysis-of-the-association-between-socioeconomic-disadvantage-and-unintended-pregnancy-in-a-sample-of-mothers-from-the-national-longitudinal-survey-of-youth-1979
#19
Akilah Wise, Arline T Geronimus, Pamela J Smock
OBJECTIVES: Births to less educated women are more likely to be classified as unintended than other births. We question a common interpretation that this association reflects a lack of contraceptive knowledge or self-efficacy among less educated women. We theorize that differences in early life educational advantages structure pregnancy desires and the salience and opportunity costs of precise fertility timing. We hypothesize that net of covariates indicative of early educational disadvantage, mothers with less education are not more likely to report births as unintended compared with mothers who have attained higher levels of education before becoming mothers...
January 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894670/does-cost-related-medication-nonadherence-among-cardiovascular-disease-patients-vary-by-gender-evidence-from%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-nationally-representative-sample
#20
Soumitra S Bhuyan, Olayinka Shiyanbola, Satish Kedia, Aastha Chandak, Yang Wang, Oluwaseyi O Isehunwa, Nnamdi Anunobi, Ikenna Ebuenyi, Pallav Deka, SangNam Ahn, Cyril F Chang
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death and disability as well as a major burden on the U.S. healthcare system. Cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN) to prescribed medications is common among patients with CVD. This study examines the gender differences in CRN among CVD patients. METHODS: We used 2011 to 2014 data from the National Health Interview Survey, an annual, cross-sectional, nationally representative household survey of the noninstitutionalized U...
January 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
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