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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338403/personalized-mobile-health-intervention-for-health-and-weight-loss-in-postpartum-women-receiving-women-infants-and-children-benefit-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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L Anne Gilmore, Monica C Klempel, Corby K Martin, Candice A Myers, Jeffrey H Burton, Elizabeth F Sutton, Leanne M Redman
BACKGROUND: Prepregnancy maternal obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy lead to significant morbidities in mothers and their children. Mothers who never return to their prepregnancy weight begin subsequent pregnancies at a greater weight and have a larger propensity for excess gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention. METHODS: In this pilot study, 40 postpartum women credentialed to receive postpartum women, infants, and children (WIC) service were randomized to usual care ("WIC Moms") or a personalized health intervention delivered via a SmartPhone ("E-Moms")...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332888/clinician-and-patient-acceptability-of-self-collected-human-papillomavirus-testing-for-cervical-cancer-screening
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Constance Mao, Shalini L Kulasingam, Hilary K Whitham, Stephen E Hawes, John Lin, Nancy B Kiviat
BACKGROUND: To evaluate clinician and patient attitudes toward home self-collected human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for cervical cancer screening. METHODS: Women aged 21-65 years were recruited for a randomized trial comparing home self-collected HPV testing to standard clinician-collected Pap screening. Participants were surveyed about their attitudes toward self-collected HPV testing. Clinicians performing cervical cancer screening in University of Washington medical clinics were also surveyed to determine their acceptability of self-collected HPV testing...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323519/improvement-of-low-sexual-desire-due-to-antiandrogenic-combined-oral-contraceptives-after-switching-to-an-oral-contraceptive-containing-17%C3%AE-estradiol
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Salvatore Caruso, Stefano Cianci, Maria Cariola, Valentina Fava, Salvatore Di Pasqua, Antonio Cianci
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of a combined oral contraceptive (COC) containing 17β-estradiol (E2) 1.5 mg and nomegestrol acetate 2.5 mg (NOMAC/E2) on the sexual health of women affected by low sexual desire due to COCs containing ethinylestradiol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-three women (age range 19-32) participated in the study. Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), total testosterone (TT), and free androgen index (FAI) were measured. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Female Sexual Distress Scale (FSDS) questionnaires were used to assess sexual function and distress, respectively...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318358/assessing-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-are-physicians-taking-a-meaningful-clinical-history
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Christina Lam, Britta Anderson, Vrishali Lopes, Jay Schulkin, Kristen Matteson
INTRODUCTION: Women with abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) report significant reductions in quality of life (QOL), which can be attributed in many cases to the fear of embarrassing episodes of bleeding. We performed this study to determine whether or not during clinical encounters physicians addressed the impact of AUB on patient-reported QOL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between October 2008 and May 2009, we conducted a cross-sectional study of members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318356/sexual-violence-against-adolescent-girls-labeling-it-to-avoid-normalization
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Giussy Barbara, Federica Collini, Cristina Cattaneo, Federica Facchin, Paolo Vercellini, Laura Chiappa, Alessandra Kustermann
Violence against women is a pervasive complex phenomenon that destroys women's feelings of love, trust, and self-esteem. In this commentary, we specifically focus on sexual violence against adolescent girls, whose impact is particularly harmful since it may lead to impaired mental health, social functioning, and neurodevelopment. Between 12% and 25% of adolescent girls throughout the world experience sexual violence, very often perpetrated by a family member or a friend. Moreover, for an alarming proportion of girls, the first sexual experience is coerced...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296574/high-initiation-of-adjuvant-hormonal-therapy-among-uninsured-stages-i-iii-breast-cancer-patients-treated-in-a-safety-net-healthcare-system
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Caitlin C Murphy, Jasmin A Tiro, Gary W Jean, Bijal A Balasubramian, Carlos A Alvarez
OBJECTIVE: Despite benefits of adjuvant hormonal therapy (AHT), many eligible breast cancer patients do not complete therapy as recommended. Patterns of AHT use have not been well studied among uninsured breast cancer patients who fall into coverage gaps or are ineligible for public insurance programs. METHODS: We identified 291 patients newly diagnosed with stages I-III hormone receptor-positive breast cancer from January 2008 to December 2012. All patients were treated at a safety-net healthcare system and enrolled in an income-based medical assistance program that fills AHT prescriptions at low cost...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294691/injury-deaths-among-u-s-females-cdc-resources-and-programs
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Karin A Mack, Cora Peterson, Chao Zhou, Elliane MacConvery, Natalie Wilkins
Injury death rates are lower for women than for men at all ages, but we have a long way to go in understanding the circumstances of injury fatalities among females. This article presents resources that can be used to examine the most recent data on injury fatalities among females and highlights activities of CDC's Injury Center. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's (NCIPC's) Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, an online surveillance database, can be used to examine injury deaths...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281918/lifetime-sexual-assault-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-women-veterans
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Vinita Goyal, Michelle A Mengeling, Brenda M Booth, James C Torner, Craig H Syrop, Anne G Sadler
OBJECTIVE: Women veterans report a high prevalence of sexual assault. Unfortunately, there are limited data on the reproductive health sequelae faced by these women. Our objective was to evaluate the association between completed lifetime sexual assault (LSA) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among a cohort of women veterans, adjusting for sexual risk behaviors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study among women veterans aged 51 years or younger who enrolled for care at two Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare sites between 2000 and 2008...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281881/alcohol-use-during-pregnancy-or-breastfeeding-a-national-survey-in-france
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Agnès Dumas, Stéphanie Toutain, Laurence Simmat-Durand
BACKGROUND: Adverse effects are associated with alcohol drinking during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Data are lacking on the size of the population at risk and on the characteristics of women engaging in risky behaviors such as daily consumption or repeated binge drinking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out by telephone among a nationally representative sample of pregnant and postpartum women. Frequency of alcohol use and binge drinking was retrospectively measured according to distinct time periods...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281870/are-female-applicants-disadvantaged-in-national-institutes-of-health-peer-review-combining-algorithmic-text-mining-and-qualitative-methods-to-detect-evaluative-differences-in-r01-reviewers-critiques
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Wairimu Magua, Xiaojin Zhu, Anupama Bhattacharya, Amarette Filut, Aaron Potvien, Renee Leatherberry, You-Geon Lee, Madeline Jens, Dastagiri Malikireddy, Molly Carnes, Anna Kaatz
BACKGROUND: Women are less successful than men in renewing R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health. Continuing to probe text mining as a tool to identify gender bias in peer review, we used algorithmic text mining and qualitative analysis to examine a sample of critiques from men's and women's R01 renewal applications previously analyzed by counting and comparing word categories. METHODS: We analyzed 241 critiques from 79 Summary Statements for 51 R01 renewals awarded to 45 investigators (64% male, 89% white, 80% PhD) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison between 2010 and 2014...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263695/muslim-women-s-experiences-with-stigma-abuse-and-depression-results-of-a-sample-study-conducted-in-the-united-states
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Henna Budhwani, Kristine R Hearld
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore associations between internalized stigma, exposure to physical abuse, experiences with sexual abuse, and depression in Muslim women residing in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed self-reported data collected online in late 2015. Women who self-identified as Muslim, were at least 18 years old, and were residents of the United States met the inclusion criteria (n = 373). Logistic regression models were used to estimate associations between socioeconomic status, nativity, and the abovementioned indicators...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263691/moderate-severe-vasomotor-symptoms-are-associated-with-moderate-severe-depressive-symptoms
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Roisin Worsley, Robin J Bell, Pragya Gartoulla, Penelope J Robinson, Susan R Davis
BACKGROUND: The association between menopausal vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and depressive symptoms remains controversial. We aimed to examine the associations between moderate-severe VMS and moderate-severe depressive symptoms. METHODS: Nationally representative cross-sectional survey of 2,020 noninstitutionalized Australian women aged 40-65 randomly recruited between October 2013 and March 2014. Symptoms were assessed by the Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory-II, with score ≥20 defined as moderate-severe depressive symptoms...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263673/demystifying-the-clinical-diagnosis-of-greater-trochanteric-pain-syndrome-in-women
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Charlotte Ganderton, Adam Semciw, Jill Cook, Tania Pizzari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 10 clinical tests that can be used in the diagnosis of greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) in women, and to compare these clinical tests to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight participants with GTPS (49.5 ± 22.0 years) and 18 asymptomatic participants (mean age ± standard deviation [SD], 52.5 ± 22.8 years) were included. A blinded physiotherapist performed 10 pain provocation tests potentially diagnostic for GTPS-palpation of the greater trochanter, resisted external derotation test, modified resisted external derotation test, standard and modified Ober's tests, Patrick's or FABER test, resisted hip abduction, single-leg stance test, and the resisted hip internal rotation test...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281865/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-improve-the-success-of-women-assistant-professors
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Jeane Ann Grisso, Mary Dupuis Sammel, Arthur H Rubenstein, Rebecca M Speck, Emily F Conant, Patricia Scott, Lucy Wolf Tuton, Alyssa Friede Westring, Stewart Friedman, Stephanie B Abbuhl
BACKGROUND: Given the persistent disparity in the advancement of women compared with men faculty in academic medicine, it is critical to develop effective interventions to enhance women's careers. We carried out a cluster-randomized, multifaceted intervention to improve the success of women assistant professors at a research-intensive medical school. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven departments/divisions were randomly assigned to intervention or control groups...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192012/impact-of-gender-on-satisfaction-and-confidence-in-cholesterol-control-among-veterans-at-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease
#15
Karen M Goldstein, Karen M Stechuchak, Leah L Zullig, Eugene Z Oddone, Maren K Olsen, Felicia A McCant, Lori A Bastian, Bryan C Batch, Hayden B Bosworth
BACKGROUND: Compared with men, women have poorer lipid control. Although potential causes of this disparity have been explored, it is unknown whether patient-centered factors such as satisfaction and confidence contribute. We evaluated (1) whether satisfaction with lipid control and confidence in ability to improve it vary by gender and (2) whether sociodemographic characteristics modify the association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated baseline survey responses from the Cardiovascular Intervention Improvement Telemedicine Study, including self-rated satisfaction with cholesterol levels and confidence in controlling cholesterol...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186831/risks-factors-and-treatment-use-related-to-infertility-and-impaired-fecundity-among-reproductive-aged-women
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Sara Crawford, Ruben A Smith, Sachiko A Kuwabara, Violanda Grigorescu
INTRODUCTION: Population-level data on infertility and impaired fecundity are sparse. We explored the use of self-reported information provided by reproductive-aged women participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three out of 12 questions on reproductive history, family planning, and infertility that seven states included in the 2013 BRFSS were used for this study...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177856/change-in-breast-cancer-screening-intervals-since-the-2009-uspstf-guideline
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Karen J Wernli, Robert F Arao, Rebecca A Hubbard, Brian L Sprague, Jennifer Alford-Teaster, Jennifer S Haas, Louise Henderson, Deidre Hill, Christoph I Lee, Anna N A Tosteson, Tracy Onega
BACKGROUND: In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended biennial mammography for women aged 50-74 years and shared decision-making for women aged 40-49 years for breast cancer screening. We evaluated changes in mammography screening interval after the 2009 recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of women aged 40-74 years who received 821,052 screening mammograms between 2006 and 2012 using data from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170302/disparities-in-the-initial-local-treatment-of-older-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-population-based-study
#18
Traci J LeMasters, Suresh S Madhavan, Usha Sambamoorthi, Ami M Vyas
BACKGROUND: Although breast cancer is most prevalent among older women, the majority are diagnosed at an early stage. When diagnosed at an early stage, women have the option of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiation therapy (RT) or mastectomy for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer (ESBC). Omission of RT when receiving BCS increases the risk for recurrence and poor survival. Yet, a small subset of older women may omit RT after BCS. This study examines the current patterns of local treatment for ESBC among older women...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170291/evaluating-a-medical-school-s-climate-for-women-s-success-outcomes-for-faculty-recruitment-retention-and-promotion
#19
Amparo C Villablanca, Yueju Li, Laurel A Beckett, Lydia Pleotis Howell
OBJECTIVE: Women are under-represented in academia. Causative factors include challenges of career-family integration. We evaluated factors reflecting institutional culture (promotion, retention, hiring, and biasing language in promotion letters) as part of an intervention to help shift culture and raise awareness of flexibility policies at the University of California, Davis (UCD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on faculty use of family-friendly policies were obtained at baseline, and surveys for policy awareness were conducted pre(2010)/post(2013) an NIH-funded study educational intervention...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157432/improving-breast-cancer-screening-adherence-among-hospitalized-women
#20
Waseem Khaliq, Regina Landis, Scott M Wright
BACKGROUND: More than a third of hospitalized women are both overdue for breast cancer screening and at high risk for developing breast cancer. The purpose of the study was to evaluate if inpatient breast cancer screening education, scheduling an outpatient mammography appointment before hospital discharge at patients' convenience, phone call reminders, and a small monetary incentive ($10) would result in improved adherence with breast cancer screening for these patients. METHODS: A prospective intervention pilot study was conducted among 30 nonadherent women aged 50-75 years hospitalized to a general medicine service...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
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