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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086975/a-qualitative-study-of-women-s-and-health-providers-attitudes-and-acceptability-of-mistreatment-during-childbirth-in-health-facilities-in-guinea
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Mamadou Diouldé Balde, Abou Bangoura, Boubacar Alpha Diallo, Oumar Sall, Habibata Balde, Aïssatou Sona Niakate, Joshua P Vogel, Meghan A Bohren
BACKGROUND: Reducing maternal morbidity and mortality remains a key health challenge in Guinea. Anecdotal evidence suggests that women in Guinea are subjected to mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities, but limited research exists on this topic. This study was conducted to better understand the social norms and the acceptability of four scenarios of mistreatment during childbirth, from the perspectives of women and service providers. METHODS: This study used qualitative methods including in-depth interviews (IDIs) and focus group discussions (FGDs) with women of reproductive age, midwives, nurses and doctors...
January 13, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086759/urinary-incontinence-and-its-association-with-functional-physical-and-cognitive-health-among-female-nursing-home-residents-in-switzerland
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Lea F Schumpf, Nathan Theill, David A Scheiner, Daniel Fink, Florian Riese, Cornelia Betschart
BACKGROUND: Specific knowledge of urinary incontinence (UI) and its interrelation with physical and cognitive health is essential to working towards prevention of UI and to improving quality of treatment and care. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between UI and the activities of daily living (ADL) hierarchy scale, the cognitive performance scale (CPS) and comorbid conditions. METHODS: The cross-sectional retrospective analysis of 357 nursing homes in Switzerland was based on data of the Minimum Data Set of the Resident Assessment Instrument 2...
January 13, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079511/circulating-carotenoids-and-subsequent-risk-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-women
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Yang Hu, Jing Cui, Jeffrey A Sparks, Susan Malspeis, Karen H Costenbader, Elizabeth W Karlson, Bing Lu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to examine the associations between circulating carotenoids and future risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study consisting of 227 incident RA cases and 671 matched controls with prospectively measured plasma carotenoids (α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene and lutein/zeaxanthin) levels in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and Nurses' Health Study II (NHS II). Each incident RA case was matched with 3 healthy controls...
January 4, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074249/protein-intake-and-risk-of-hip-fractures-in-postmenopausal-women-and-men-age-50-and-older
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T T Fung, H E Meyer, W C Willett, D Feskanich
: In this study, we followed postmenopausal women and men aged 50 and above for up to 32 years and found no evidence that higher protein intake increased the risk of hip fracture. Protein intake from specific sources was inversely associated with risk, but these associations appeared to differ by gender. INTRODUCTION: We examined the association between intakes of total and specific sources of protein and hip fracture risk in postmenopausal women and men over 50 years of age...
January 10, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073766/a-comprehensive-model-of-colorectal-cancer-by-risk-factor-status-and-subsite-using-data-from-the-nurses-health-study
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Esther K Wei, Graham A Colditz, Edward L Giovannucci, Kana Wu, Robert J Glynn, Charles S Fuchs, Meir Stampfer, Walter Willett, Shuji Ogino, Bernard Rosner
We expanded and updated our colon cancer risk model to evaluate colorectal cancer (CRC) and whether subsite-specific risk models are warranted. Using data from 1980-2010 for 90,286 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study, we performed competing-risks regression and tests for subsite heterogeneity (proximal colon: n = 821; distal colon: n = 521; rectum: n = 376). Risk factors for CRC were consistent with those in our colon cancer model. Processed meat consumption was associated with a higher risk of distal (hazard ratio (HR) = 1...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072503/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-and-cognitive-function-in-a-large-cohort-of-middle-aged-women
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Jennifer A Sumner, Kaitlin Hagan, Fran Grodstein, Andrea L Roberts, Brian Harel, Karestan C Koenen
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been linked to cognitive decline, but research in women is generally lacking. We examined whether trauma and elevated PTSD symptoms were associated with worse cognitive function in middle-aged civilian women. A secondary objective was to investigate the possible role of depression in the relation of PTSD symptoms to cognitive function. METHODS: The sample comprised 14,029 middle-aged women in the Nurses' Health Study II...
January 10, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072474/abused-women-s-experiences-of-a-primary-care-identification-and-referral-intervention-a-case-study-analysis
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Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Maria Clark, Julie Taylor
AIMS: To report the findings of a qualitative case study that investigated abused women's experiences of an identification and referral intervention and to discuss the implications for nurses, specifically those working in primary and community care. BACKGROUND: Domestic violence and abuse is a significant public health issue globally but it is a hidden problem that is under-reported. In the UK, Identification and Referral to Improve Safety is a primary care-based intervention that has been found to increase referral rates of abused women to support and safety services...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067743/comparative-perioperative-pain-and-recovery-in-women-undergoing-vaginal-reconstruction-versus-robotic-sacrocolpopexy
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Lauren B Westermann, Catrina C Crisp, Donna Mazloomdoost, Steven D Kleeman, Rachel N Pauls
BACKGROUND: In this study of patients undergoing vaginal hysterectomy with either robotic or vaginal prolapse repair, there was no difference in quality of life in the weeks following surgery; however, less narcotics were used, less pain was documented by nurses and Surgical Pain Scale (SPS), and better performance on voiding trials was noted in those undergoing robotic sacrocolpopexy. OBJECTIVES: Minimally invasive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse is the preferred surgical route for optimal recovery...
January 6, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064290/referral-of-pregnant-women-to-dentists-and-advice-for-dental-visit-by-medical-nurses
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S Sharif, N Saddki, A Yusoff
OBJECTIVE: Dental attendance among pregnant women has been low although they frequently experience oral health problems. Nurses who provide antenatal health care are well positioned to advise and refer their pregnant patients to dentists. this study aimed to assess the practices of medical nurses regarding advice for dental visits and referral of their pregnant patients to dentists. METHODS: A total of 202 medical nurses who provide antenatal health care at Ministry of Health facilities in the district of Kota bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia were included in this cross-sectional study...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063848/challenges-with-implementing-a-patient-centered-medical-home-model-for-women-veterans
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Emmeline Chuang, Julian Brunner, Selene Mak, Alison B Hamilton, Ismelda Canelo, Jill Darling, Lisa V Rubenstein, Elizabeth M Yano
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration (VA) Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) initiative aims to ensure that all patients receive care consistent with medical home principles. Women veterans' unique care needs and minority status within the VA pose challenges to delivery of equitable, comprehensive primary care for this population. Currently, little is known about whether and/or how PACT should be tailored to better meet women veteran needs. METHODS: In 2014, we conducted semistructured interviews with 73 primary care providers and staff to examine facilitators and barriers encountered in providing PACT-principled care to women veterans...
January 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056877/antenatal-care-trial-interventions-a-systematic-scoping-review-and-taxonomy-development-of-care-models
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Andrew Symon, Jan Pringle, Soo Downe, Vanora Hundley, Elaine Lee, Fiona Lynn, Alison McFadden, Jenny McNeill, Mary J Renfrew, Mary Ross-Davie, Edwin van Teijlingen, Heather Whitford, Fiona Alderdice
BACKGROUND: Antenatal care models vary widely around the world, reflecting local contexts, drivers and resources. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have tested the impact of multi-component antenatal care interventions on service delivery and outcomes in many countries since the 1980s. Some have applied entirely new schemes, while others have modified existing care delivery approaches. Systematic reviews (SRs) indicate that some specific antenatal interventions are more effective than others; however the causal mechanisms leading to better outcomes are poorly understood, limiting implementation and future research...
January 6, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056865/why-women-do-not-ask-for-information-on-preconception-health-a-qualitative-study
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Renata Bortolus, Nadia C Oprandi, Francesca Rech Morassutti, Luca Marchetto, Francesca Filippini, Eleonora Agricola, Alberto E Tozzi, Carlo Castellani, Faustina Lalatta, Bruno Rusticali, Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo
BACKGROUND: Preconception care involves health promotion to reduce risk factors that might affect women and couples of childbearing age. The risk factors of adverse reproductive outcomes include recognized genetic diseases in the family or the individual, previous congenital diseases, miscarriage, prematurity, fetal growth restriction, infertility, chronic maternal diseases, lifestyle, and occupational or environmental factors. Effective preconception care involves a range of preventive, therapeutic and behavioural interventions...
January 5, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054410/betwixt-and-between-health-and-illness-women-s-narratives-following-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Rita Smith, Kate Frazer, Patricia Hall, Abbey Hyde, Laserina O'Connor
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular is the main cause of mortality in women. Treatment modalities have improved health outcomes and survival rates, however, quality of life and ongoing morbidity after discharge is not clearly understood from a gender specific perspective. This study investigated experiences of women with a diagnosis of ACS in the 6 to 8 week period following discharge from hospital. The aim was to report their experiences of the mediating impact of a newly-diagnosed disease. METHODS AND DESIGN: Thirty women participated in this case study; a within-case analysis followed by a cross-case analysis provided meticulous knowledge of each case...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052776/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptom-duration-and-remission-in-relation-to-cardiovascular-disease-risk-among-a-large-cohort-of-women
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P Gilsanz, A Winning, K C Koenen, A L Roberts, J A Sumner, Q Chen, M M Glymour, E B Rimm, L D Kubzansky
BACKGROUND: Prior studies suggest that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, but effects of duration and remission of PTSD symptoms have rarely been evaluated. METHOD: We examined the association of time-updated PTSD symptom severity, remission and duration with incident CVD risk (552 confirmed myocardial infarctions or strokes) over 20 years in 49 859 women in the Nurses' Health Study II. Among women who reported trauma on the Brief Trauma Questionnaire, PTSD symptoms, assessed by a screener, were classified by symptom severity and chronicity: (a) no symptoms, (b) 1-3 ongoing, (c) 4-5 ongoing, (d) 6-7 ongoing, (e) 1-3 remitted, (f) 4-7 remitted symptoms...
January 5, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052168/a-review-of-tenure-for-black-latino-and-native-american-faculty-in-academic-medicine
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Zedeena E Fisher, José E Rodríguez, Kendall M Campbell
OBJECTIVES: Tenure policies in US medical schools have been under scrutiny for decades while black/African American, Latino, and Native American faculty continue to be underrepresented in medicine. As medical institutions seek to improve diversity, tenure continues to be a major retention tool. We undertook a systematic review of the literature to investigate the role that tenure plays in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented minorities in medicine (URMM) faculty in academic medicine...
January 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049663/reproducibility-of-urinary-biomarkers-in-multiple-24-h-urine-samples
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Qi Sun, Kimberly A Bertrand, Adrian A Franke, Bernard Rosner, Gary C Curhan, Walter C Willett
BACKGROUND: Limited knowledge regarding the reproducibility of biomarkers in 24-h urine samples has hindered the collection and use of the samples in epidemiologic studies. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the reproducibility of various markers in repeat 24-h urine samples. DESIGN: We calculated intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) of biomarkers measured in 24-h urine samples that were collected in 3168 participants in the NHS (Nurses' Health Study), NHSII (Nurses' Health Study II), and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study...
January 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030409/nurses-urged-to-prepare-for-sex-education
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Editors' note: From its first issue in 1900 through to the present day, AJN has unparalleled archives detailing nurses' work and lives over more than a century. These articles not only chronicle nursing's growth as a profession within the context of the events of the day, but they also reveal prevailing societal attitudes about women, health care, and human rights. Today's nursing school curricula rarely include nursing's history, but it's a history worth knowing. To this end, From the AJN Archives highlights articles selected to fit today's topics and times...
January 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029719/domestic-violence-and-abuse-screening-in-emergency-department-a-rapid-review-of-the-literature
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Irfan Ahmad, Parveen Azam Ali, Salma Rehman, Ashfaque Talpur, Katie Dhingrra
AIM: The aim of the review was to identify intimate partner violence screening interventions used in emergency departments (ED) and to explore factors affecting intimate partner violence screening in EDs. BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence against women is now clearly recognised as a global health and societal issue. Nurses working in emergency and urgent care settings can play a crucial role in identification, prevention and management of intimate partner violence Research exploring optimal methods of IPV screening and factors affecting intimate partner violence screening in EDs is relatively limited...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025971/-primary-and-secondary-prevention-of-hip-fragility-fracture-in-teruel-health-sector-aragon-spain
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Rafael Gómez Navarro, Paloma González García, Carlos Martín Hernández, Ángel Castro Sauras, Santiago Valdearcos Enguídanos
OBJECTIVE: Osteoporosis should be prevented, diagnosed and treated, preferably before the fragility fracture occurs. The objective was to analyze primary and secondary interventions carried out in individuals diagnosed with femur fragility fracture at Teruel in 2014. METHODS: Descriptive retrospective study. Variables assessed were sex, age, main health district, place of residence, basal functional situation, diagnosis on osteoporosis, hip or vertebral fracture, loss of height, use of FRAX tool, treatment on discharge, survival and cause of exitus...
January 2, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025716/factors-contributing-to-delays-in-diagnosis-of-breast-cancers-in-ghana-west-africa
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Louise Brinton, Jonine Figueroa, Ernest Adjei, Daniel Ansong, Richard Biritwum, Lawrence Edusei, Kofi M Nyarko, Seth Wiafe, Joel Yarney, Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Baffour Awuah, Joe Nat Clegg-Lamptey
BACKGROUND: Late diagnoses and poor prognoses of breast cancer are common throughout Africa. METHODS: To identify responsible factors, we utilized data from a population-based case-control study involving 1184 women with breast malignancies conducted in three hospitals in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana. Interviews focused on potential breast cancer risk factors as well as factors that might contribute to presentation delays. We calculated odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) comparing malignances with biopsy masses larger than 5 cm...
December 26, 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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