Read by QxMD icon Read

Maternal and Child Health Journal

Grace Njau, Agricola Odoi
Objectives The objective of this study was to identify maternal and provider predictors of newborn screening (NBS) refusal in North Dakota between 2011 and 2014. Methods Records of 40,440 live resident births occurring in North Dakota between 2011 and 2014 were obtained from the North Dakota Department of Health and included in the study. Factor-specific percentages of NBS refusals and 95% confidence intervals were computed for each predictor. Since the outcome is rare, multivariable Firth logistic regression was used to investigate maternal and provider predictors of NBS refusal...
July 16, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Jeffrey P Brosco, Elizabeth Pulgaron, Douglas L Vanderbilt, Michelle Macias, M Sunil Mathew, Nathan J Blum
Introduction The ability to provide family-centered care (FCC) and the ability to work in interprofessional care teams (IPC) are essential educational outcomes in graduate training programs. Lack of standardized measures leave programs to rely on idiosyncratic methods to monitor outcomes. We developed a faculty observation tool as part of an effort to create a national quality improvement database. We present evidence for the feasibility and validity of the faculty observation tool. Methods Trainees and faculty at four independent training programs participated...
July 16, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Ngatho S Mugo, Michael J Dibley, Eliaba Yona Damundu, Ashraful Alam
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in the funding statement.
July 16, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Paige I Partain, Ashok Kumbamu, Gladys B Asiedu, Valeria Cristiani, Marilyn Deling, Christine Weis, Brian Lynch
Objectives Optimal early childhood development is crucial for promoting positive child health outcomes. Community programs supporting child development are available throughout the United States but general parental perceptions of such programs are not well understood. This study aimed to examine parental perceptions of community programs for early childhood development in a semi-urban city of the US. Methods Data were collected from focus groups (n = 4) composed of English-fluent parents from the local community with at least one child aged 0-5 years...
July 16, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Jean Guglielminotti, Ruth Landau, Cynthia A Wong, Guohua Li
Background The incidence of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) during childbirth is increasing in the United States. A better characterization of risk factors for SMM may identify targets for improving maternal outcomes. This study aims to characterize patient-, hospital-, and neighborhood-level factors associated with SMM during childbirth. Methods SMM during childbirth was identified in the 2013-2014 State Inpatients Database for New York. Hospital and neighborhood characteristics were abstracted from the American Hospital Association and the Area Health Resources files...
July 16, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Meredith Burns, Roger Rochat, Amy G Bryant, Kathryn Andersen
Purpose The purpose of this study is to assess whether Maternal and Child Health (MCH) graduate programs address abortion content in their programs' foundational courses, elective courses, and general curricula. Description Between January and March 2017, we conducted a descriptive study with faculty from the 13 Centers of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science and Practice (COEs). We reviewed syllabi and discussed foundational and elective course content via email and key informant interviews with COE faculty...
July 16, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Cathleen Odar Stough, Christopher Bolling, Cynthia Zion, Lori J Stark
Objectives High birth weight (HBW ≥ 4000 g) infants are at increased risk for obesity, but research has yet to identify the mechanism for this increased risk and whether certain subsets of HBW infants are at greater risk. Methods This exploratory study examined child eating behaviors and maternal feeding practices and beliefs across 21 HBW and 20 normal birth weight (NBW, 2500-3999 g) infants at 7-8 months of age using maternal-report measures (n = 41) and a bottle feeding task (n = 16). Results HBW infants were at increased risk for high weight-for-length at 7-8 months (F (2, 38) = 6...
July 14, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Amanda E Tanner, Brittany D Chambers, Morgan M Philbin, Samuella Ware, Nneze Eluka, Alice Ma, Elizabeth N Kinnard, J Dennis Fortenberry
Background HIV-positive women in the United States can have healthy pregnancies and avoid transmitting HIV to their children. Yet, little is known about the extent to which HIV care providers' reproductive health practices match women's pregnancy desires. Accordingly, we explored young HIV-positive women's pregnancy desires and reproductive health behaviors and examined reproductive health information offered by HIV care clinics. Methods A mixed-method analysis was conducted using data from a 14-site Adolescent Medicine Trials Network (ATN) study...
July 14, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Shin Y Kim, Marie A Bailey, Jaylan Richardson, Cheryl A S McFarland, William M Sappenfield, Sabrina Luke, Andrea J Sharma
Objective Examine agreement with the medical record (MR) when gestational weight loss (GWL) on the Florida birth certificate (BC) is ≥ 0 pounds (lbs). Methods In 2012, 3923 Florida-resident women had a live, singleton birth where BC indicated GWL ≥ 0 lbs. Of these, we selected a stratified random sample of 2141 and abstracted from the MR prepregnancy and delivery weight data used to compute four estimates of GWL (delivery minus prepregnancy weight) from different sources found within the MR (first prenatal visit record, nursing admission record, labor/delivery records, BC worksheet)...
July 13, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Betsy P Humphreys, Alan J Kurtz, Carrie Portrie, Leslie J Couse, Fatemeh Hajnaghizadeh
Purpose The current healthcare system requires Maternal and Child Health (MCH) professionals with strong interdisciplinary leadership competence. MCH training programs utilize a conceptual framework for leadership and 12 validated MCH Leadership Competencies. Examining Trainee Perceived Leadership Competence (TPLC) through the competencies has the potential to inform our understanding of leadership development. Description Five cohorts of NH-ME leadership education in neurodevelopmental disabilities trainees (n = 102) completed the MCH Leadership Competencies Self-Assessment at three time points...
July 13, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Thalia P Farietta, Bo Lu, Rachel Tumin
Objective To examine changes in the prevalence and odds of unmet healthcare needs and healthcare utilization among low-income women of reproductive age (WRA) after Ohio's 2014, ACA-associated Medicaid expansion, which extended coverage to non-senior adults with a family income ≤ 138% of the federal poverty level. Methods We analyzed publically available data from the 2012 and 2015 Ohio Medicaid Assessment Survey (OMAS), a cross-sectional telephone survey of Ohio's non-institutionalized adult population...
July 13, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Cheryl L K Gibby, Cristina Palacios, Maribel Campos, Eunjung Lim, Jinan Banna
Objectives This study investigated the association between maternal pregravid body mass index (BMI) and breastfeeding discontinuation at 4-6 months postpartum in Hawaii and Puerto Rico participants from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Methods A secondary data analysis was conducted from a text message-based intervention in WIC participants in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The analysis included 87 women from the control group who initiated breastfeeding and whose breastfeeding status was known at the end of the study when infants were 4-6 months old...
July 13, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Mary Guo, Michelle Quensell, Ann Chang, Jill Miyamura, Tetine Sentell
Introduction Comprehension of healthcare terminology across diverse populations is critical to patient education and engagement. Methods Women in Oahu, Hawai'i with a recent delivery were interviewed about their understanding of ten common obstetric terms. Health literacy was assessed by the rapid estimate of adult literacy in medicine (REALM). Multivariable models predicted total terms comprehended by demographic factors. Results Of 269 participants, self-reported primary race was 20.5% Japanese, 19.0% Native Hawaiian, 19...
July 13, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Leslie L Roos, Marni Brownell, Nathan C Nickel, Dan Chateau, Kendra Nixon
Objectives This study examines whether mothers involved with child protection services (CPS) at the birth of their first child had higher rates of postpartum depression and anxiety. Methods A retrospective cohort of mothers whose first child was born in Manitoba, Canada between April 1, 1995 and March 31, 2015 is used. Postpartum depression and anxiety among mothers whose first child was placed in care at birth (n = 776) was compared with mothers who received services from CPS (but whose children were not placed in care) (n = 4,270), and a 3:1 matched group of mothers who had no involvement with CPS in the first year of their firstborn's life (n = 2,328)...
July 13, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Galya Bigman, Anna V Wilkinson, Adriana Pérez, Nuria Homedes
Introduction Hispanic immigrants are more likely to breastfeed than are Hispanics born in the US, in part due to their acculturation. This paper aims to systematically review the existing literature on the association between acculturation and Hispanics' breastfeeding behaviors. Methods The systematic search used major databases such as Medline and PubMed, and it followed the PRISMA checklist. The scientific quality of the studies was rated using the Quality Assessment Tool for Quantitative Studies. Results We identified 1943 potential citations, of which 18 studies met the eligibility criteria...
July 12, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Susan Thomas, Tinku Thomas, Ronald J Bosch, Asha Ramthal, David C Bellinger, Anura V Kurpad, Christopher P Duggan, Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Objectives To examine the effects of oral maternal vitamin B12 supplementation during pregnancy and early lactation on cognitive development in children. Method We studied 218 children born to mothers enrolled in a placebo-controlled, randomized trial of vitamin B12 supplementation during pregnancy through 6 weeks post-partum. Cognitive functions were assessed at 30 months using the Bayley Scales of Infant Development- 3rd edition (BSID III). The association of maternal sociodemographic characteristics, maternal biochemical status during pregnancy, birth weight and home environment with each sub-domain of BSID-III was examined using linear regression analysis...
July 12, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Galya Bigman, Anna V Wilkinson, Nuria Homedes, Adriana Pérez
Introduction In Mexico the breastfeeding rate is low and the obesity rate is high. Body image concerns, particularly prevalent in obese women, are associated with low breastfeeding rate; however, this association has never been examined in Mexican women. To fill this need, we examined the association between body image dissatisfaction (BID) and breastfeeding across levels of maternal weight status in Mexican women. Methods A cross-sectional study was used, utilizing data from the Mexican National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT) for 2012...
July 12, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Reshma Shah, Ashley Isaia, Alan Schwartz, Marc Atkins
Objectives Encouraging key parenting behaviors in early infancy may help decrease income-related developmental disparities. In this study we assessed whether a brief, primary care-based program (Sit Down and Play; SDP) could be successful in impacting key parenting behaviors that promote early childhood development. Methods An ethnically diverse group of predominantly low-income caregivers of children 2-6 months of age were enrolled, interviewed, and randomized to intervention (n = 20) or control (n = 20) groups...
July 12, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Amelia J Brandt, Bert R Cramer, Shokufeh M Ramirez, Carolyn Johnson
Objectives Despite significant investments in Maternal and Child Health (MCH), the United States still lags behind other countries in key MCH indicators. A well-trained workforce is needed to improve MCH. The Division of MCH Workforce Development of HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau provides funding to schools of Public Health to support Centers of Excellence in MCH, which is focused on preparing the next generation of MCH leaders through specialized training and mentorship. One such center, the Tulane Center of Excellence in MCH (CEMCH), is housed at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine...
July 12, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Amanda E Janitz, Jennifer D Peck, LaTasha B Craig
Objectives Previous studies have identified racial/ethnic disparities in infertility care, but patterns among American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) have not been reported. Our objective was to evaluate infertility services use in the US by race/ethnicity using data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). Methods We analyzed female respondent data from the pooled NSFG cycles 2002, 2006-2010 and 2011-2013. Respondents reported use of infertility services and types of services. We calculated weighted crude and adjusted prevalence proportion ratios (PPR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) using modified Poisson regression with robust error variances accounting for the complex survey design to compare infertility services use across race/ethnicities...
July 11, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"