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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/29150251/validity-of-birth-certificate-and-hospital-discharge-data-reporting-of-labor-induction
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Kristen H Kjerulff, Laura B Attanasio
PURPOSE: To examine the concordance of labor induction measures derived from birth certificate and hospital discharge data with each other and with maternal report. METHODS: Birth certificate data were linked with hospital discharge data and structured interviews of 2,851 mothers conducted 1 month after first childbirth. Those who reported that a doctor or nurse tried to cause their labor to begin, and were not in labor before that event, were classified as undergoing labor induction...
November 14, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146297/pregnancy-intention-and-contraceptive-use-among-women-by-class-of-obesity-results-from-the-2006-2010-and-2011-2013-national-survey-of-family-growth
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Brian T Nguyen, Jennifer L Elia, Cathrine Y Ha, Bliss E Kaneshiro
OBJECTIVE: Conflicting research findings on the association of obesity and pregnancy intention may be due to their collective definition of obesity at a body mass index of 30 kg/m(2) or greater. However, obese women with a BMI of 40 kg/m(2) or greater may be both behaviorally and clinically different from obese women with a lower BMI. This study reexamines this relationship, stratifying by class of obesity; the study also explores variations in contraceptive use by class of obesity given their potential contribution to the incidence of unintended or unwanted pregnancy...
November 13, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133064/evaluation-of-abortion-stigma-in-the-workforce-development-of-the-revised-abortion-providers-stigma-scale
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Lisa A Martin, Jane A Hassinger, Meghan Seewald, Lisa H Harris
OBJECTIVES: We report on the development of a scale measuring abortion providers' experiences of stigma. STUDY DESIGN: Using previous measures, qualitative data, and expert review, we created a 49-item question pool. We administered questions to 315 abortion providers before participation in the Providers Share Workshop. We explored the factor structure and item quality using exploratory factor analysis. We assessed reliability using Cronbach's alpha. To test construct validity, we calculated Pearson's correlation coefficients between the stigma scales, the Maslach Burnout Inventory, and the K10 measure of psychological distress...
November 10, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108987/insurance-related-practices-at-title-x-funded-family-planning-centers-under-the-affordable-care-act-survey-and-interview-findings
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Mia R Zolna, Megan L Kavanaugh, Kinsey Hasstedt
INTRODUCTION: Given the recent reforms in the United States health care system, including the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, as well as anticipated upcoming changes to health care coverage, it is critical that publicly funded health care providers understand how to effectively work with their states' Medicaid program and the private health insurance plans in their service area to provide high-quality contraceptive care to the millions of women relying on services at these sites annually...
November 3, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108986/-i-just-don-t-know-an-exploration-of-women-s-ambivalence-about-a-new-pregnancy
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Abigail Cutler, Blair McNamara, Neena Qasba, Holly Powell Kennedy, Lisbet Lundsberg, Aileen Gariepy
PURPOSE: We sought to examine how ambivalence manifests in women's lives after confirmation of a new pregnancy by exploring women's feelings, attitudes, and experiences regarding pregnancy intentions, the news itself, and related pregnancy decision making. STUDY DESIGN: We recruited women aged 15 to 44 and at less than 24 completed weeks of gestational age from urban, walk-in pregnancy testing clinics in New Haven, Connecticut, from June 2014 to June 2015. We obtained quantitative and qualitative data via an enrollment survey and face-to-face, semistructured interviews, respectively...
November 3, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033264/editor-s-note
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EDITORIAL
Chloe E Bird
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935359/disparities-by-sex-tracked-in-the-2015-national-healthcare-quality-and-disparities-report-trends-across-national-quality-strategy-priorities-health-conditions-and-access-measures
#7
Jennifer E Moore, Atlang Mompe, Ernest Moy
INTRODUCTION: Established by the Affordable Care Act, the National Quality Strategy (NQS) is the national policy goals aimed at improving the quality of health care for all Americans. The NQS established six priorities to provide better, more affordable care for individuals and communities. This is the first analysis of data on the NQS and access measures that focus on sex differences, health conditions, trends, and disparities. METHODS: Measures from the 2015 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) for the four National Quality Strategy priorities (Patient Safety, Person Centered Care, Effective Treatment and Healthy Living), access to care, and health conditions for women were compared to measures for men...
September 19, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890128/characteristics-and-health-care-preferences-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-women-veterans
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
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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
#13
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/29150088/the-risk-of-remaining-silent-addressing-the-current-threats-to-women-s-health
#14
Claire D Brindis, Karen M Freund, Laura Baecher-Lind, C Noel Bairey Merz, Molly Carnes, Martha Gulati, Hadine Joffe, Wendy S Klein, Carolyn M Mazure, Lydia E Pace, Judith G Regensteiner, Rita F Redberg, Nanette Kass Wenger, Lorie Younger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108988/urban-rural-differences-in-breast-and-cervical-cancer-incidence-the-mediating-roles-of-socioeconomic-status-and-provider-density
#15
Jennifer L Moss, Benmei Liu, Eric J Feuer
BACKGROUND: Breast and cervical cancer incidence vary by urbanicity, and several ecological factors could contribute to these patterns. In particular, cancer screening or other sociodemographic and health care system variables could explain geographic disparities in cancer incidence. METHODS: Governmental and research sources provided data on 612 counties in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program for rural-urban continuum code, socioeconomic status (SES) quintile, percent non-Hispanic White residents, density of primary care physicians, cancer screening, and breast and cervical cancer incidence rates (2009-2013)...
November 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935360/when-guidelines-conflict-a-case-study-of-mammography-screening-initiation-in-the-1990s
#16
Mireille Jacobson, Srikanth Kadiyala
BACKGROUND: Cancer screening guidelines communicate important information to patients and physicians regarding the costs and benefits of screening. Currently, guideline recommendations from major organizations conflict regarding the age of mammography screening initiation. To understand current and future U.S. mammography screening patterns we study age-mammography patterns from the 1990s, another period of conflicting guideline recommendations. METHODS: We examine mammography use rates by single year of age to understand compliance with guideline-recommended initiation ages in the 1990s...
November 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
#17
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...
November 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
#18
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...
November 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
#19
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...
November 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
#20
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...
November 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
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