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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/28709785/implementing-and-evaluating-a-telephone-based-centralized-maternity-care-coordination-program-for-pregnant-veterans-in%C3%A2-the-department-of-veterans-affairs
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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...
July 11, 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
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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/28687440/variation-in-coverage-for-progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-birth-a-survey-of-medicaid-managed-care-organizations
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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...
July 4, 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
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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/28645707/syndemic-factors-mediate-the-relationship-between-sexual-stigma-and-depression-among-sexual-minority-women-and-gender-minorities
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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...
June 20, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641929/initiation-and-engagement-with-methadone-treatment-among-pregnant-and-postpartum-women
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Kristin M Mattocks, Robin Clark, Linda Weinreb
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of experiences and challenges with methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and obstetrical care among pregnant and postpartum women enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. RESEARCH DESIGN: The study featured a grounded theory approach including two focus groups with pregnant and postpartum methadone users at a methadone maintenance clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts. Two research team members conducted and recorded focus groups, which took approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour...
June 19, 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
#7
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...
June 9, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602581/substance-use-disorder-treatment-services-for-women-in-the-veterans-health-administration
#8
Christine Timko, Katherine J Hoggatt, Frances M Wu, Amanda Tjemsland, Michael Cucciare, Amy Rubin, Tracy L Simpson
PURPOSE: The present study used national Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility-level data to examine the extent of women's specialty substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programming in the VHA. In addition, the study compared facilities with women's specialty SUD programming with facilities without to determine whether having this programming was associated with serving other special patient populations, treatment staffing, and breadth of service provision. METHODS: The study used data from the VHA Program Evaluation and Resource Center's Drug and Alcohol Program Survey, conducted in 2015 (100% response rate among VHA specialty SUD treatment programs)...
June 8, 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
#9
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...
June 7, 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
#10
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...
May 24, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506545/travel-for-abortion-services-in-alabama-and-delays-obtaining-care
#11
Kari White, Janet M Turan, Daniel Grossman
BACKGROUND: In 2013, Alabama required women seeking abortion to have a consultation visit followed by a 24-hour waiting period. These requirements may adversely affect return for timely care among those traveling long distances for services. METHODS: Using de-identified billing data from two Alabama clinics for all abortion encounters in 2013, we calculated the distance traveled from women's residential zip code and the number of days between their in-person consultation and procedure visits...
May 12, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495527/facilitating-state-wide-collaboration-around-family-planning-care-in-the-context-of-zika
#12
Christine Dehlendorf, Loretta Gavin, Jacki Witt, Susan Moskosky
INTRODUCTION: Family planning providers have an important role to play in the response to the public health challenge posed by Zika. In the United States, there are high rates of unintended pregnancy, especially in states most at risk for mosquito-borne transmission of the Zika virus. This paper describes efforts by eight of these states (Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas) to build capacity for quality family planning care in the context of Zika...
May 8, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487068/contraceptive-provision-after-medication-and-surgical-abortion
#13
Laura Laursen, Katrina Stumbras, Irene Lewnard, Sadia Haider
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare contraception provided to patients after medication and surgical abortion. STUDY DESIGN: Women who underwent first trimester induced abortion at a university-based urban clinic between May 2009 and May 2014 were identified. Medical records were reviewed to determine the method of contraception provided by the clinic to patients after medication and surgical abortion. Postabortal contraception was defined as any contraception administered or prescribed from our health system within 4 weeks of surgical abortion or mifepristone administration...
May 6, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476290/access-to-removal-of-long-acting-reversible-contraceptive-methods-is-an-essential-component-of-high-quality-contraceptive-care
#14
Julia Strasser, Liz Borkowski, Megan Couillard, Amy Allina, Susan F Wood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456453/gender-differences-in-factors-associated-with-unsheltered-status-and-increased-risk-of-premature-mortality-among-individuals-experiencing-homelessness
#15
Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, Dorota Szymkowiak, Dennis Culhane
BACKGROUND: Among individuals experiencing homelessness, unsheltered status is associated with poor health and access to care and an increased risk for premature death. Insufficient research has explored gender differences in these outcomes; the objective of this study was to address this gap in the research. METHODS: This study used survey data collected during the 100,000 Homes Campaign. Chi-square tests identified differences in the characteristics of women, men, and transgender individuals...
April 26, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462813/characterizing-social-determinants-of-health-for-adolescent-mothers-during-the-prenatal-and-postpartum-periods
#16
Natasha R Kumar, Christina A Raker, Crystal F Ware, Maureen G Phipps
PURPOSE: Significant racial disparities and continuing poor birth outcomes make adolescent pregnancy a significant public health concern in the United States despite declining pregnancy rates. Social determinants of health are associated with increased likelihood of pregnancy and poor maternal and child health outcomes. This study aims to characterize specific elements of social determinants of health in a cohort of predominantly Latina adolescent mothers. METHODS: Between February 2007 and August 2008, 106 pregnant adolescents participated in a study with assessments at 20 to 24 weeks of gestation, and at 3 and 6 months postpartum...
April 24, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442191/barriers-to-single-dose-levonorgestrel-only-emergency-contraception-access-in-retail-pharmacies
#17
Van Mimi Chau, Carol A Stamm, Laura Borgelt, Michelle Gaffaney, Alia Moore, Rachel Z Blumhagen, Leanne Rupp, Daniel Topp, Christine Gilroy
OBJECTIVES: In February 2014, the Food and Drug Administration updated its regulations to make all single-dose levonorgestrel-only emergency contraception (LNG-EC) available over the counter. This study examines the availability and access to LNG-EC shortly after this policy change, and any additional barriers to obtaining LNG-EC in Colorado retail pharmacies. STUDY DESIGN: From June to July 2014, three female interviewers posing as women seeking LNG-EC conducted a telephone survey of all 633 Colorado retail pharmacies listed in The Little Blue Book (2014) phone directory...
April 23, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709473/amita-n-vyas-phd-mhs-named-editor-in-chief-of-women-s-health-issues
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July 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410973/the-influence-of-relationship-power-and-partner-communication-on-the-syndemic-factor-among-hispanic-women
#19
Rosa M Gonzalez-Guarda, Brian E McCabe, Esther Mathurin, Summer D DeBastiani, Nilda Peragallo Montano
BACKGROUND: This study expands research on the substance abuse, intimate partner violence, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and depression syndemic theory for Hispanic women. We hypothesized relationship power and partner communication would be related to the syndemic. METHODS: Data were used from the baseline assessment of an effectiveness trial of SEPA (Salud/Health, Educación/Education, Prevención/Prevention, and Autocuidado/Self-care), an HIV/sexually transmitted infection risk reduction program for Hispanic women...
July 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302351/does-a-primary-health-clinic-for-formerly-incarcerated-women-increase-linkage-to-care
#20
Diane S Morse, John L Wilson, James M McMahon, Ann M Dozier, Anabel Quiroz, Catherine Cerulli
OBJECTIVE: This study examined a primary care-based program to address the health needs of women recently released from incarceration by facilitating access to primary medical, mental health, and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Peer community health workers recruited women released from incarceration within the past 9 months into the Women's Initiative Supporting Health Transitions Clinic (WISH-TC). Located within an urban academic medical center, WISH-TC uses cultural, gender, and trauma-specific strategies grounded in the self-determination theory of motivation...
July 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
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