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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224397/food-safety-instruction-improves-knowledge-and-behavior-risk-and-protection-factors-for-foodborne-illnesses-in-pregnant-populations
#1
Patricia Kendall, Robert Scharff, Susan Baker, Jeffrey LeJeune, John Sofos, Lydia Medeiros
Objective This study compared knowledge and food-handling behavior after pathogen-specific (experimental treatment) versus basic food safety instruction (active control) presented during nutrition education classes for low-income English- and Spanish-language pregnant women. Methods Subjects (n = 550) were randomly assigned to treatment groups in two different locations in the United States. Food safety instruction was part of an 8-lesson curriculum. Food safety knowledge and behavior were measured pre/post intervention...
February 21, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220337/one-key-question-%C3%A2-first-things-first-in-reproductive-health
#2
Deborah Allen, Michele Stranger Hunter, Susan Wood, Tishra Beeson
Objectives Preconceptional health care is increasingly recognized as important to promotion of healthy birth outcomes. Preconceptional care offers an opportunity to influence pregnancy timing and intent and mother's health status prior to conception, all predictors of individual outcomes and of inequality in birth outcomes based on race, ethnicity and class. Methods One Key Question, a promising practice developed in Oregon which is now attracting national interest, provides an entry point into preconceptional care by calling on providers to screen for pregnancy intent in well woman and chronic disease care for women of reproductive age...
February 20, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214925/missed-opportunities-in-neonatal-deaths-in-rwanda-applying-the-three-delays-model-in-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-neonatal-death
#3
Efua Wilmot, Marcel Yotebieng, Alison Norris, Fidele Ngabo
Objective Administered in a timely manner, current evidence-based interventions could reduce neonatal deaths from infections, intrapartum injuries and complications due to prematurity. The three delays model (delay in seeking care, in arriving at a health facility, and in receiving adequate care), which has been applied to understanding maternal deaths, may be useful for understanding neonatal deaths. We assess the main causes of neonatal deaths in Rwanda and their associated delays. Methods Using a cross-sectional study design, we evaluated data from 2012 from 40 facilities in which babies were delivered...
February 18, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197819/disparities-in-infant-mortality-by-race-among-hispanic-and-non-hispanic-infants
#4
Whitney S Rice, Samantha S Goldfarb, Anne E Brisendine, Stevie Burrows, Martha S Wingate
OBJECTIVES: U.S.-born Hispanic infants have a well-documented health advantage relative to other minority groups. However, little published research has examined racial heterogeneity within the Hispanic population, in relation to health outcomes. The current study aims to explore possible implications of racial identification for the health of U.S. born Hispanic compared to non-Hispanic infants. Methods Data were drawn from 2007 to 2008 NCHS Cohort Linked Live Birth-Infant Death Files, restricted to deliveries of Hispanic black, Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black (NHB) and non-Hispanic white mothers (NHW) (n = 7,901,858)...
February 14, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197818/fertility-desires-and-intentions-among-u-s-women-by-disability-status-findings-from-the-2011-2013-national-survey-of-family-growth
#5
Tina L Bloom, William Mosher, Jeanne Alhusen, Hannah Lantos, Rosemary B Hughes
Objectives We compared fertility desires and intentions among women with disabilities and women without disabilities in the United States, using a new evidence-based measure of disability. Methods We analyzed data from a sample of 5601 US women 15-44 years of age in the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth. The data were analyzed via cross-tabulation and logistic regression. We classified women into those with a disability and those without a disability. Results Women with disabilities were about as likely to want a baby (61%) as women without disabilities (60%)...
February 14, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197817/gross-motor-development-in-children-aged-3-5-years-united-states-2012
#6
Brian K Kit, Lara J Akinbami, Neda Sarafrazi Isfahani, Dale A Ulrich
Objective Gross motor development in early childhood is important in fostering greater interaction with the environment. The purpose of this study is to describe gross motor skills among US children aged 3-5 years using the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD-2). Methods We used 2012 NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey (NNYFS) data, which included TGMD-2 scores obtained according to an established protocol. Outcome measures included locomotor and object control raw and age-standardized scores. Means and standard errors were calculated for demographic and weight status with SUDAAN using sample weights to calculate nationally representative estimates, and survey design variables to account for the complex sampling methods...
February 14, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188472/the-effect-of-postpartum-depression-and-current-mental-health-problems-of-the-mother-on-child-behaviour-at-eight-years
#7
R Closa-Monasterolo, M Gispert-Llaurado, J Canals, V Luque, M Zaragoza-Jordana, B Koletzko, V Grote, M Weber, D Gruszfeld, K Szott, E Verduci, A ReDionigi, J Hoyos, G Brasselle, J Escribano Subías
Background Maternal postpartum depression (PPD) could affect children's emotional development, increasing later risk of child psychological problems. The aim of our study was to assess the association between child's emotional and behavioural problems and mother's PPD, considering maternal current mental health problems (CMP). Methods This is a secondary analysis from the EU-Childhood Obesity Project (NCT00338689). Women completed the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) at, 2, 3 and 6 months after delivery and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) to assess CMP once the children reached the age of 8 years...
February 11, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185206/what-you-don-t-know-can-hurt-you-the-risk-of-language-deprivation-by-impairing-sign-language-development-in-deaf-children
#8
Wyatte C Hall
A long-standing belief is that sign language interferes with spoken language development in deaf children, despite a chronic lack of evidence supporting this belief. This deserves discussion as poor life outcomes continue to be seen in the deaf population. This commentary synthesizes research outcomes with signing and non-signing children and highlights fully accessible language as a protective factor for healthy development. Brain changes associated with language deprivation may be misrepresented as sign language interfering with spoken language outcomes of cochlear implants...
February 9, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181159/an-assessment-of-romani-women-s-autonomy-and-timing-of-pregnancy-in-serbia-and-macedonia
#9
Kristefer Stojanovski, Teresa Janevic, Blasko Kasapinov, Zeljka Stamenkovic, Janko Jankovic
Background Roma are Europe's largest minority population. Serbia and Macedonia have the greatest proportion of Roma outside of the European Union. Our objective was to examine women's agency and how it related to desired timing of pregnancy among Romani women in Macedonia and Serbia. Methods We surveyed 410 Romani women who had given birth in the last 2 years between November 2012-February 2013 in Serbia and Macedonia using purposeful snowball sampling. Log-Poisson models were used to examine the association between women's inclusion in healthcare decision- making and desired timing of pregnancy...
February 8, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181158/longitudinal-trends-in-childbirth-practices-in-ethiopia
#10
Julianne Weis
Objectives This study examines the influence of women's birth practices on their daughters' location of childbirth in Ethiopia, investigating the importance of intergenerational patterns of care on contemporary birth practices. Methods A qualitative survey of women aged 60 and over in three cities in Ethiopia. Results Nearly all first generation women gave birth at home, but the majority of their daughters give birth in facilities. Perceptions of childbirth practices among both women and their daughters have shifted towards facility births, despite the prevalence of home birth in the previous generation...
February 8, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181157/comprehensive-neighborhood-portraits-and-child-asthma-disparities
#11
Ashley W Kranjac, Rachel T Kimbro, Justin T Denney, Kristin M Osiecki, Brady S Moffett, Keila N Lopez
Objectives Previous research has established links between child, family, and neighborhood disadvantages and child asthma. We add to this literature by first characterizing neighborhoods in Houston, TX by demographic, economic, and air quality characteristics to establish differences in pediatric asthma diagnoses across neighborhoods. Second, we identify the relative risk of social, economic, and environmental risk factors for child asthma diagnoses. Methods We geocoded and linked electronic pediatric medical records to neighborhood-level social and economic indicators...
February 8, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176035/the-relationship-between-intuitive-eating-and-postpartum-weight-loss
#12
Katie Leahy, Kristoffer S Berlin, Gabrielle G Banks, Jessica Bachman
Objective Postpartum weight loss is challenging for new mothers who report limited time and difficulties following traditional weight loss methods. Intuitive eating (IE) is a behavior that includes eating based on physical hunger and fullness and may have a role in encouraging weight loss. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between IE and postpartum weight loss. Methods Women 12-18 months postpartum completed a questionnaire regarding weight changes surrounding pregnancy, exercise, breastfeeding and intuitive eating using the Intuitive Eating Scale...
February 7, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176034/patient-satisfaction-with-virtual-obstetric-care
#13
Bethann Mangel Pflugeisen, Jin Mou
Introduction The importance of patient satisfaction in US healthcare is increasing, in tandem with the advent of new patient care modalities, including virtual care. The purpose of this study was to compare the satisfaction of obstetric patients who received one-third of their antenatal visits in videoconference ("Virtual-care") compared to those who received 12-14 face-to-face visits in-clinic with their physician/midwife ("Traditional-care"). Methods We developed a four-domain satisfaction questionnaire; Virtual-care patients were asked additional questions about technology...
February 7, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168593/a-community-needs-index-for-adolescent-pregnancy-prevention-program-planning-application-of-spatial-generalized-linear-mixed-models
#14
Glen D Johnson, Kristine Mesler, Marilyn A Kacica
Objective The objective is to estimate community needs with respect to risky adolescent sexual behavior in a way that is risk-adjusted for multiple community factors. Methods Generalized linear mixed modeling was applied for estimating teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) incidence by postal ZIP code in New York State, in a way that adjusts for other community covariables and residual spatial autocorrelation. A community needs index was then obtained by summing the risk-adjusted estimates of pregnancy and STD cases...
February 6, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168592/improving-perinatal-mental-health-care-for-women-veterans-description-of-a-quality-improvement-program
#15
Jodie G Katon, Lacey Lewis, Selma Hercinovic, Amanda McNab, John Fortney, Susan M Rose
Purpose We describe results from a quality improvement project undertaken to address perinatal mental healthcare for women veterans. Description This quality improvement project was conducted in a single VA healthcare system between 2012 and 2015 and included screening for depressive symptoms with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) three times during the perinatal period, a dedicated maternity care coordinator (MCC), an on-site clinical social worker, and an on-site obstetrician/gynecologist (Ob/gyn)...
February 6, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168591/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-trend-and-expenditure-in-louisiana-medicaid-2003-2013
#16
Ekwutosi M Okoroh, Rebekah E Gee, Baogong Jiang, Melissa B McNeil, Beverly A Hardy-Decuir, Amy L Zapata
Objectives Determine trends in incidence and expenditure for perinatal drug exposure and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) among Louisiana's Medicaid population. We also describe the maternal characteristics of NAS affected infants. Methods Retrospective cohort analysis using linked Medicaid and vital records data from 2003 to 2013. Conducted incidence and cost trends for drug exposed infants with and without NAS. Also performed comparison statistics among drug exposed infants with and without NAS and those not drug exposed...
February 6, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168590/meeting-women-where-they-are-integration-of-care-as-the-foundation-of-treatment-for-at-risk-pregnant-and-postpartum-women
#17
Melanie Thomas, Margaret Hutchison, Gloria Castro, Melissa Nau, Martha Shumway, Naomi Stotland, Anna Spielvogel
Purpose In these times of rapidly changing health care policies, those involved in the health care of women, especially during the reproductive years, have a unique and daunting opportunity. There is great potential to positively impact women's health through focus on prevention, attention to addressing disparities, and new focus on the integration of behavioral health care in primary care settings. Description In this report from the field, we suggest that the integration of mental health care into other health services and addressing underlying social needs by partnering with community-based organizations should be a top priority for all settings seeking to provide excellent health care for women...
February 6, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161859/infant-adiposity-is-independently-associated-with-a-maternal-high-fat-diet-but-not-related-to-niacin-intake-the-healthy-start-study
#18
Allison L B Shapiro, Brandy M Ringham, Deborah H Glueck, Jill M Norris, Linda A Barbour, Jacob E Friedman, Dana Dabelea
Objectives Over-nutrition during pregnancy resulting from maternal obesity or an unhealthy diet can lead to excess infant adiposity at birth. Specific dietary macro- and micronutrients have been shown to increase fat cell development in both in-vitro and in-vivo models and may therefore link maternal diet to increased infant adiposity. We hypothesized that high maternal dietary niacin intake during pregnancy, especially in combination with a high-fat diet (HFD) would increase infant adiposity. Methods We included 1040 participants from a pre-birth cohort of mother-infant pairs...
February 4, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160233/the-intergenerational-transmission-of-low-birth-weight-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction-a-large-cross-generational-cohort-study-in-taiwan
#19
Mengcen Qian, Shin-Yi Chou, Lea Gimenez, Jin-Tan Liu
Objectives Our research provides evidence on the intergenerational fetal programming effect by examining associations in the low birth weight (LBW, birth weight <2500 g) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) status between two adjacent generations from both the maternal and paternal sides. Methods Birth certificate data of the entire Taiwanese population are used to construct three-consecutive-generational samples. The final samples consist of the third-generation children born during 1999-2006 to at least one second-generation (G2) parent born during 1978-1985...
February 3, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160232/paediatricians-practice-about-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-in-catalonia-spain
#20
Federico de Luca, Esperanza L Gómez-Durán, Josep Arimany-Manso
Background SIDS is the major cause of death among healthy born infants in developed countries. Its causes are still unclear, but its risk can be reduced by implementing some simple active interventions. In Spain, limited attention was given to SIDS by the national healthcare system, and actual data on healthcare professionals' practice on this topic was not available. This study explored for the first time paediatricians' knowledge and practice about SIDS. Methods A cross-sectional survey was carried out between November 2012 and April 2013 in Catalonia, and reached 1202 paediatricians...
February 3, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
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