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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282419/reproductive-health-services-utilization-and-associated-factors-among-adolescents-in-anchar-district-east-ethiopia
#1
Mustafa Geleto Ansha, Challi Jira Bosho, Fikru Tafese Jaleta
Objective: To assess reproductive health service utilization and associated factors among adolescents in Anchar District, West Hararghe Zone, Oromia Region, East Ethiopia. Materials and methods: A community based cross-sectional study using quantitative and qualitative method of data collection was applied from March 1to 30, 2013. Simple random sampling method was used for quantitative and Purposive sampling technique used for qualitative method. Four hundred two adolescents were interviewed for quantitative study...
June 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282418/effect-of-vaginal-hygiene-module-to-attitudes-and-behavior-of-pathological-vaginal-discharge-prevention-among-female-adolescents-in-slemanregency-yogyakarta-indonesia
#2
Sumarah Sumarah, Hesty Widyasih
Objective: To determine the effect of vaginal hygiene module to attitudes and behavior of pathological vaginal discharge prevention in adolescent girls in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Materials and methods: This present study is a quasi experiment with pretest and post-test control group design. A total of 80 female students was selected randomly from two secondary schools at the study site and then distributed equally to control and experimental group. Only participants in the experimental group were given self-learning vaginal hygiene module to maintain vaginal cleanliness...
June 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282417/association-of-blood-and-seminal-plasma-cadmium-and-lead-levels-with-semen-quality-in-non-occupationally-exposed-infertile-men-in-abakaliki-south-east-nigeria
#3
Ademola C Famurewa, Emmanuel I Ugwuja
Objective: To evaluate association of blood and seminal plasma lead and cadmium with sperm quality of non-occupationally exposed male partners of couples with infertility. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 75 men aged 20-45 years (mean = 37.1 ┬▒ 7.0 yrs.) with infertility recruited from the Fertility Clinic of a hospital in Abakaliki. Sperm count done in accordance with the WHO guidelines was used to classify the participants as normospamia, oligospermia and azospermia. Atomic absorption spectrophotometer was used to determine lead and cadmium levels in plasma from blood and semen...
June 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282416/effect-of-exposure-to-air-pollution-on-placental-weight-in-isfahan-iran
#4
Hatav Ghasemi-Tehrani, Setare Fallah, Nafiseh Mozafarian, Sareh Miranzadeh, Shokooh Sadeghi, Azam Azidhak
Objective: To determine the effect of Air Quality Index (AQI) in the first trimester of pregnancy on birth weight, placental weight, and the ratio of placental weight to the birth weight (pw-bw) in Isfahan. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was done on 312 consecutive pregnant women in Beheshti Hospital in Isfahan city in 2013. Information on air pollution was received from the Environmental department of Isfahan. Average exposure to air pollution in the first trimester of pregnancy was calculated for eachpregnant woman...
June 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282415/comparison-of-the-effects-of-dry-cupping-and-acupressure-at-acupuncture-point-bl23-on-the-women-with-postpartum-low-back-pain-plbp-based-on-short-form-mcgill-pain-questionnaires-in-iran-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Zahra Yazdanpanahi, Mehrnoush Ghaemmaghami, Marzieh Akbarzadeh, Najaf Zare, Amir Azisi
Objective: To evaluate the effects of acupuncture branches on postpartum low back pain severity among the primiparous subjects visiting the selected educational centers affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Materials and methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 150 (each group of 50 people) cases in 2012. Cupping therapy was done every other day in four 15-20 minute sessions a week. Besides, acupressure was applied according to the circular model for 20 minutes. The patients filled out the short form McGill Pain Questionnaires...
June 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282414/level-of-vitamin-e-in-follicular-fluid-and-serum-and-oocyte-morphology-and-embryo-quality-in-patients-undergoing-ivf-treatment
#6
Mohammad Hadi Bahadori, Seyedeh Hajar Sharami, Fereshteh Fakor, Forozan Milani, Davoud Pourmarzi, Seyedeh Fatemeh Dalil-Heirati
Objective: This study aimed to determine the relationship between vitamin E in the follicular fluid (FF) and serum with oocyte morphology and embryo quality. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on serum samples, FF samples, oocytes, and embryos collected from 50 women undergoing in vitro fertilization in the Alzahra Hospital, Rasht, Iran from March to August 2014. Vitamin E level was measured using HPLC. Oocyte morphology and embryo quality were evaluated during inverted optical microscopy...
June 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282413/effects-of-social-support-and-self-efficacy-on-maternal-prenatal-cares-among-the-first-time-pregnant-women-iranshahr-iran
#7
Hossien Izadirad, Shamsoddin Niknami, Iraj Zareban, Alireza Hidarnia
Objective: Social support and perceived self-efficacy affect health-related behaviors and play an important role on mothers' adaptability with pregnancy. This paper aims to study the impact of educational interventions based on social support and perceived self-efficacy on maternal prenatal care. Materials and methods: The present study is a before after experimental study in which 90 first-time pregnant women were randomly selected and divided into two 45- participants experimental and control groups. Data were collected from 21 January to 20 May 2016...
June 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282412/a-review-on-the-assessment-of-the-efficacy-of-common-treatments-in-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-on-prevention-of-diabetes-mellitus
#8
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Sareh Dashti, Latiffah Abdul Latiff, Nor Afiah Binti Mohd Zulkefli, Anisah Binti Baharom, Halimatus Sakdiah Minhat, Habibah Abdul Hamid, Maimunah Ismail, Ali Jafarzadeh Esfehani, Azrin Shah Abu Bakar, Nur Amirah Inani Binti Sabri
Objective: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition amongst women of reproductive age that can result in increased mortality and morbidity in women due to increased risk of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of common treatments of PCOS on the predictors of diabetes in non-diabetic PCOS women. Materials and methods: An extensive search was performed on the publications in three medical databases including pubmed, scopus and google scholar from 1995 till 2017...
June 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114269/to-tell-or-not-to-tell-confidentiality-in-an-iranian-hiv-positive-patient-a-viewpoint
#9
Mahshad Noroozi, Maliheh Kadivar, Mansure Madani, Pooneh Salari
Confidentiality is a basic concept in medical ethics and protecting confidentiality is considered as physicians' duty. In some occasions, this protection is in conflict with the right of the patient's sexual partner, who should be informed about the possibility of being infected. The sexual partner being pregnant, the situation is going to be more complicated. In this paper, we present a case discussion with special ethical, legal, social, cultural, and religious aspects. According to this informing sexual partner with the patient's assent, opt-out Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening in pregnant women and enhancing psychosocial and family support are highly recommended...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114268/vaginal-fluid-urea-and-creatinine-in-the-diagnosis-of-premature-rupture-of-membranes-in-resource-limited-community-settings
#10
Jasmina Begum, Sunil Kumar Samal, Seetesh Ghose, Gopal Niranjan
Objective: Diagnosis of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) is difficult in equivocal cases with traditional methods. This study aimed to evaluate the reliability of vaginal washing fluid urea and creatinine for diagnosis of PROM and to determine the cut off value. Materials and methods: The current study was a prospective case control. Women having gestational age of 28 to 42 weeks were divided into two equal groups: Fifty with history of leaking per vagina (study group) and an equal number with gestation matched none leaking (control group) were recruited...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114267/the-best-cut-off-value-for-hba1c-as-a-screening-tool-in-iranian-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#11
Seyedeh Neda Mousavi, Koorosh Kamali, Motahareh Mirbazel, Maryam Jameshorani
Objective: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a prevalent disorder which increases maternal and fetal complications. The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is a traditional, time -consuming and intensive test which is poorly tolerated by pregnant women. To date, increasing evidence considered HbA1c as a screening tool and reported various cut-off values in different populations. In alignment with existing literature, we determined for the first time, the optimal cut-off value for HbA1c in Iranian women with GDM...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114266/android-application-model-of-suami-siaga-plus-as-an-innovation-in-birth-preparedness-and-complication-readiness-bp-cr-intervention
#12
Hanna Yuanita Dana Santoso, Supriyana Supriyana, Bahiyatun Bahiyatun, Melyana Nurul Widyawati, Diyah Fatmasari, Sudiyono Sudiyono, Dyah Anantalia Widyastari, Doni Marisi Sinaga
Objective: WHO recommends Mobile health, a practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices, to improve community health status and change people's behavior for the health purposes. The present study sought to examine the effectiveness of the android application program of Suami Siaga Plus in increasing husband's scores in birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) intervention. Materials and methods: It was a randomized controlled trial with pretest-posttest design. A total of 38 couples of husbands and pregnant women from three health centers at three sub districts in Semarang was selected by proportional systematic random sampling technique and equally distributed into control and intervention group...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114265/dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-insulin-resistance-and-ovarian-volume-estimation-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#13
Chrysi Christodoulaki, Eftihios Trakakis, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Periklis Panagopoulos, Charalampos Chrelias, Dimitrios Kassanos, Dimos Sioutis, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Dimitrios Xirofotos
Objective: To investigate the potential association of DHEA-S with metabolic and hormonal alterations and with disorders of ovarian morphology. Materials and methods: The present study was based on women with PCOS that attended the Gynaecological Endocrinology - Paediatric and Adolescence Endocrinology Department of our clinic. Overall, 321 patients who met the Rotterdam ESHRE/ ASRM - Sponsored criteria for the definition of PCOS were included. Women's personal medical history was recorded, anthropometric parameters were assessed and blood was drawn for analysis of metabolic and hormonal parameters...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114264/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-regarding-cervical-cancer-screening-among-women-attending-a-teaching-hospital-bharatpur-chitwan
#14
Smita Shrestha, Prativa Dhakal
Objective: To find out the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding cervical cancer screening among women. Materials and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study design was used to collect data from 96 women. Each woman was selected alternately from Gynae Out-Patient Department of Teaching Hospital. Data was collected by using semi-structured interview schedule to find out knowledge and practice and Likert scale to find out the attitude regarding cervical cancer screening. Data was analyzed by using SPSS version 20...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114263/the-current-status-and-factors-associated-with-implanon-service-provision-by-the-health-extension-workers-at-the-health-post-level-wolaita-zone-southern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
Ketsela Desalegn, Eskindir Loha, Mengistu Meskele
Objective: Family Planning is often taken as one of the "Magic Bullet" interventions owing to its high impact and wide reaching nature in achieving multiple goals. This study aimed to assess the current status and the factors associated with health post level Implanon service provision through trained health extension workers in Wolaita zone, southern Ethiopia. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted among trained health extension workers in Wolaita zone in February 2013. A simple random sampling technique was used to identify a total of 285 trained HEWs...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114262/in-depth-analysis-of-the-leading-causes-of-maternal-mortality-due-to-cesarean-section-in-iran
#16
Nasrin Changizi, Golnaz Rezaeizadeh, Leila Janani, Mamak Shariat, Abbas Habibelahi
Objective: Despite the declining trend of maternal mortality (MMR) in Iran between 1990 and 2013, direct causes are still the major reasons for maternal death. One of these direct causes is complications of cesarean section (CS). Since the rate of CS in Iran is quite high (47.9%) and the trend continues to rise, there is an alarming threat of the possibility of increasing MMR in the country as a result of cesarean section complications, especially in repeated cases. In this study, we attempted to determine the indications of CS in reported maternal mortality, with special attention to risk factors predisposing to CS and/or to maternal mortality...
March 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546821/evaluation-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-and-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-platelet-ratio-for-diagnosis-of-premature-ovarian-insufficiency
#17
Gulsah Ilhan, Fatma Ferda Verit Atmaca, Esra Altan, Ali Galip Zebitay, Hamdullah Sozen, Hurkan Akyol, Meryem Kurek Eken
Objective: To evaluate whether systemic inflammatory markers (neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) to platelet ratio (RPR)) can be used as reliable markers for the diagnosis of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) and to determine if there is a relationship between these markers and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), Anti-M├╝llerian Hormone (AMH) levels. Materials and methods: Written and electronic medical records were reviewed using searches for diagnoses with the terms of 'premature ovarian failure', 'premature ovarian insufficiency'...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546820/evaluation-of-maternal-neonatal-outcomes-in-vaginal-birth-after-cesarean-delivery-referred-to-maternity-of-academic-hospitals
#18
Masoumeh Mirteymouri, Sedigheh Ayati, Leyla Pourali, Mahboubeh Mahmoodinia, Maliheh Mahmoodinia
Objective: To evaluate the maternal and neonatal complications of vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC). Materials and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in Mashhad University of medical sciences. Eighty women with previous cesarean section who were candidate for VBAC were enrolled the study. Patients were followed up for 6 weeks after delivery. The complication of VBAC was compared between successful or unsuccessful VBAC cases. Data was analyzed by SPSS version 16. Results: VBAC success rate was 91%...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546819/the-effectiveness-of-counseling-in-reducing-anxiety-among-nulliparous-pregnant-women
#19
Parisa Parsa, Nafiseh Saeedzadeh, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Ghodratallah Roshanaei
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of counseling in reducing anxiety of nulliparous pregnant women. Materials and methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 110 nulliparous pregnant women were selected out of all pregnant women referring to Fatemieh Hospital in Hamadan, Iran. Then, the subjects were divided into two groups in experimental and control (55 women in each). The data were collected through a questionnaire covering demographic and obstetric characteristics and Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546818/investigating-the-relationship-between-sexual-function-and-quality-of-life-in-menopausal-women
#20
Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Talat Khadivzadeh, Masaudeh Babakhanian
Objective: To evaluate the symptoms of menopausal women and the link between sexual function, menopausal symptoms and demographic variables. Materials and methods: This is a cross-sectional study in which 202 postmenopausal women admitted to the health care centers were selected. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire and Menopause-Specific Quality of Life (MENQOL) were the main means of data gathering. Results: The results of our study suggested that suggested that women experienced a number of menopausal symptoms such hot flash, headache and neck pains, reduced physical strength weight gain, pain or leg cramps, intensified sexual problem than women who lack such symptoms...
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