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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/28890128/characteristics-and-health-care-preferences-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-women-veterans
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Karen M Goldstein, Eugene Z Oddone, Lori A Bastian, Maren K Olsen, Bryan C Batch, Donna L Washington
BACKGROUND: Women veterans are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known about comorbidities and healthcare preferences associated with CVD risk in this population. METHODS: We describe the prevalence of CVD-relevant health behaviors, mental health symptoms, and health care use characteristics and preferences among participants of the National Survey of Women Veterans (conducted 2008-2009). FINDINGS: Fifty-four percent of respondents were at risk for CVD (defined as a diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes, current tobacco use, or obesity without CVD)...
September 7, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887140/envisioning-women-centered-hiv-care-perspectives-from-women-living-with-hiv-in-canada
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Nadia O'Brien, Saara Greene, Allison Carter, Johanna Lewis, Valerie Nicholson, Gladys Kwaramba, Brigitte Ménard, Elaina Kaufman, Nourane Ennabil, Neil Andersson, Mona Loutfy, Alexandra de Pokomandy, Angela Kaida
BACKGROUND: Women comprise nearly one-quarter of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Canada. Compared with men, women living with HIV experience inequities in HIV care and health outcomes, prompting a need for gendered and tailored approaches to HIV care. METHOD: Peer and academic researchers from the Canadian HIV Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study conducted focus groups to understand women's experience of seeking care, with the purpose of identifying key characteristics that define a women-centered approach to HIV care...
September 5, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882551/what-women-want-from-their-health-care-providers-about-pregnancy-options-counseling-a-qualitative-study
#3
Valerie A French, Jody E Steinauer, Katrina Kimport
OBJECTIVES: Unintended pregnancy is common in the United States, yet scant research has evaluated women's preferences on pregnancy options counseling. This study explores pregnant women's preferences for pregnancy options counseling from health care providers. METHODS: We conducted semistructured interviews with pregnant women at a prenatal clinic and an abortion clinic. We asked women about recent discussions-or lack thereof-about pregnancy options (parenting, adoption, and abortion) with a clinician, and what they would want their provider to discuss about pregnancy options...
September 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882550/partner-relationships-and-injection-sharing-practices-among-rural-appalachian-women
#4
Michele Staton, Justin C Strickland, Martha Tillson, Carl Leukefeld, J Matthew Webster, Carrie B Oser
BACKGROUND: The role of relationships in initiating and maintaining women's risk behaviors has been established. However, understanding factors that may underlie partner relationships and women's risky drug use, particularly in rural contexts, is limited. This study is the first to examine the association between injecting partners and women's risky injection practices as a function of relationship power perception. METHODS: Female participants were recruited from three rural jails in the Appalachian region...
September 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882549/effect-of-knowledge-of-self-removability-of-intrauterine-contraceptives-on-uptake-continuation-and-satisfaction
#5
Sarah Raifman, Rana Barar, Diana Foster
OBJECTIVE: Preference for control over use is a consideration in choosing a contraceptive method. Counseling women on the possibility of intrauterine device (IUD) self-removal may increase interest in the method. This study tests whether counseling on self-removability as a stated feature of IUDs affects uptake, satisfaction, and continuation. STUDY DESIGN: We monitored clinic-level data on IUD uptake at clinics in Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, and Utah over 6 months...
September 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864141/who-uses-a-midwife-for-prenatal-care-and-for-birth-in-the-united-states-a-secondary-analysis-of-listening-to-mothers-iii
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Yiska Loewenberg Weisband, Maria F Gallo, Mark Klebanoff, Abigail Shoben, Alison H Norris
BACKGROUND: Although midwife care is slowly but consistently increasing in the United States, not much is known regarding women who use a midwife. Our objectives were to compare the sociodemographic and health history characteristics, and the quality of patient-provider communication, between women who used a midwife and those who used a physician for prenatal care and/or birth. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of the nationally representative Listening to Mothers III survey...
August 29, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830656/using-the-mcsweeney-acute-and-prodromal-myocardial-infarction-symptom-survey-to-predict-the-occurrence-of-short-term-coronary-heart-disease-events-in-women
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Jean C McSweeney, Mario A Cleves, Ellen P Fischer, Christina M Pettey, Brittany Beasley
BACKGROUND: Few instruments capture symptoms that predict cardiac events in the short-term. This study examines the ability of the McSweeney Acute and Prodromal Myocardial Infarction Symptom Survey to predict acute cardiac events within 3 months of administration and to identify the prodromal symptoms most associated with short-term risk in women without known coronary heart disease. METHODS: The McSweeney Acute and Prodromal Myocardial Infarction Symptom Survey was administered to 1,097 women referred to a cardiologist for initial coronary heart disease evaluation...
August 19, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822615/alcohol-use-and-problem-drinking-among-women-firefighters
#8
Christopher K Haddock, Walker S C Poston, Sara A Jahnke, Nattinee Jitnarin
OBJECTIVES: Given high levels of occupational stress and toxic exposures, firefighters have a relatively high prevalence of occupationally related medical and mental health disorders compared with the general public. Previous research found high rates of heavy and binge drinking among male firefighters. This study is the first to examine alcohol use among women firefighters. METHODS: Data were collected as part of a national online survey of women, career firefighters...
August 16, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780256/perinatal-depression-adverse-life-events-and-hypothalamic-adrenal-pituitary-axis-response-to-cold-pressor-stress-in-latinas-an-exploratory-study
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Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Karen M Grewen, Susan S Girdler, Jayme Wood, Samantha Meltzer-Brody
BACKGROUND: Latinas are disproportionately affected by perinatal depression (PND) as well as by adverse life events (ALEs), an independent predictor of PND. Dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis has been seen both in women with PND and with a history of ALEs in non-Latinas. Although some evidence suggests that HPA axis dysregulation may mediate the link between ALEs and PND, this hypothesis has received little attention and there are no studies that have examined these pathways in Latinas...
August 2, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774479/gender-differences-in-the-association-between-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-cancer
#10
Héctor E Alcalá, A Janet Tomiyama, Ondine S von Ehrenstein
OBJECTIVES: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been linked to a variety of diseases in adulthood, including cancer. However, current research has yet to determine if all abuse types are associated with cancer and if women are more adversely impacted by ACEs than men. METHODS: Data from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, a national survey of American adults 18 and older (N = 111,964) were analyzed. Logistic regression models were fit to estimate odds of ever being diagnosed with cancer after experiencing one or more of eight different ACEs, while adjusting for potential confounders...
July 31, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694019/opportunities-to-reduce-diabetes-risk-in-women-of-reproductive-age-assessment-and-treatment-of-prediabetes-within-a-large-integrated-delivery-system
#11
Cassondra Marshall, Sara Adams, Wendy Dyer, Julie Schmittdiel
BACKGROUND: Preventing diabetes before pregnancy may be important to improve maternal and infant outcomes. Although the preconception period is a crucial time to focus on chronic disease prevention, little is known about preventive services for reproductive-aged women at risk of developing diabetes. METHODS: Using electronic health record data from patients at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, we identified 21,965 nonpregnant women aged 18 to 44 with incident prediabetes (PDM; fasting plasma glucose [FPG] = 100-125 or glycated hemoglobin A1c = 5...
July 7, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662935/prevalence-and-predictors-of-prenatal-and-postpartum-contraceptive-counseling-in-two-texas-cities
#12
Kate Coleman-Minahan, Abigail R A Aiken, Joseph E Potter
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the prevalence of and sociodemographic associations with receiving prenatal and postpartum contraceptive counseling, including counseling on intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. METHODS: We used data from a prospective cohort study of 803 postpartum women in El Paso and Austin, Texas. We examined the prevalence of prenatal and postpartum counseling, provider discouragement of IUDs and implants, and associated sociodemographic characteristics using χ(2) tests and logistic regression...
June 26, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887139/reducing-the-variability-of-medicaid-coverage-policies-for-pregnant-women
#13
Anne Rossier Markus
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September 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754476/primary-care-providers-with-more-experience-and-stronger-self-efficacy-beliefs-regarding-women-veterans-screen-more-frequently-for-interpersonal-violence
#14
Lisa S Meredith, Gulrez Azhar, Adeyemi Okunogbe, Ismelda A Canelo, Jill E Darling, Amy E Street, Elizabeth M Yano
BACKGROUND: Military sexual trauma (MST) and/or intimate partner violence (IPV) are common experiences in the growing group of women veterans using the Veterans Health Administration health care system. And even though MST screening is closely monitored at the facility level, little is known about individual primary care provider (PCP) behavior with regard to screening women for MST and IPV. OBJECTIVES: To understand how PCP experiences and beliefs regarding women's health care influence PCP-reported screening for MST and IPV...
September 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709785/implementing-and-evaluating-a-telephone-based-centralized-maternity-care-coordination-program-for-pregnant-veterans-in%C3%A2-the-department-of-veterans-affairs
#15
Kristin M Mattocks, Judy Kuzdeba, Rebecca Baldor, Jose Casares, Lisa Lombardini, Megan R Gerber
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a comprehensive, telephonic maternity care coordination (MCC) program for all pregnant veterans enrolled for care at New England Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities that comprise the Veterans Integrated Service Network 1. RESEARCH DESIGN: Telephone interviews were conducted with postpartum women veterans who had participated in the MCC program during their pregnancies. The program evaluation instrument assessed satisfaction and use of MCC services, prenatal education classes, and infant and maternal outcomes (e...
September 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687440/variation-in-coverage-for-progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-birth-a-survey-of-medicaid-managed-care-organizations
#16
Priya Batra, Ashley A Hernandez Gray, Jennifer E Moore
INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth is the leading cause of U.S. infant morbidity and mortality; Medicaid enrollees disproportionately experience preterm deliveries. Data suggest that progesterone-an evidence-based therapy for preventing preterm birth-is not accessible to all eligible Medicaid beneficiaries. This study aimed to identify variation in progesterone coverage guidelines in a sample of state Medicaid managed care organizations (MMCOs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, participation in a web-based survey was offered to 20 MMCO members of the Medicaid Health Plans of America...
September 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645707/syndemic-factors-mediate-the-relationship-between-sexual-stigma-and-depression-among-sexual-minority-women-and-gender-minorities
#17
Carmen H Logie, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Tonia Poteat, Anne C Wagner
INTRODUCTION: Stigma and discrimination contribute to elevated depression risks among sexual minority women (SMW) and gender minority (GM) people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, or queer. Syndemics theory posits that adverse psychosocial outcomes cluster to negatively impact health and mental health outcomes among sexual minorities. We tested whether a syndemic condition composed of low social support, low self-rated health, low self-esteem, and economic insecurity mediated the relationship between sexual stigma and depressive symptoms among SMW/GM...
September 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602582/examining-the-gap-compensation-disparities-between-male-and-female-physician-assistants
#18
Noël Smith, James F Cawley, Timothy C McCall
BACKGROUND: Compensation disparities between men and women have been problematic for decades, and there is considerable evidence that the gap cannot be entirely explained by nongender factors. The current study examined the compensation gap in the physician assistant (PA) profession. METHODS: Compensation data from 2014 was collected by the American Academy of PAs in 2015. Practice variables, including experience, specialty, and hours worked, were controlled for in an ordinary least-squares sequential regression model to examine whether there remained a disparity in total compensation...
September 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601368/quality-and-content-of-patient-provider-communication-about-contraception-differences-by-race-ethnicity-and-socioeconomic-status
#19
Christine Dehlendorf, Nora Anderson, Eric Vittinghoff, Kevin Grumbach, Kira Levy, Jody Steinauer
INTRODUCTION: Research in family planning has shown that contraceptive counseling has an influence on women's family planning outcomes, but also that women are often dissatisfied with the counseling they receive. Little is known about how contraceptive counseling is conducted in the United States. We describe both the content and interpersonal quality of provider communication during family planning visits, as well as assess whether disparities in counseling exist by patient race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status...
September 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551076/relationships-between-sexual-orientation-weight-and-health-in-a-population-based-sample-of-california-women
#20
Michele J Eliason, Emma V Sanchez-Vaznaugh, David Stupplebeen
BACKGROUND: Most biomedical research has reported associations between weight and physical health problems; little is known about whether those associations vary by sexual identity. METHODS: Pooled data from the 2003 through 2013 waves of the California Health Interview Survey was used to construct logistic regression models to examine whether the associations between weight and four chronic conditions (type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and asthma) varied by sexual identity...
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