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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722561/the-quality-of-free-antenatal-and-delivery-services-in-northern-sierra-leone
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Manso M Koroma, Samuel S Kamara, Evelyn A Bangura, Mohamed A Kamara, Virgil Lokossou, Namoudou Keita
BACKGROUND: The number of maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa continues to be overwhelmingly high. In West Africa, Sierra Leone leads the list, with the highest maternal mortality ratio. In 2010, financial barriers were removed as an incentive for more women to use available antenatal, delivery and postnatal services. Few published studies have examined the quality of free antenatal services and access to emergency obstetric care in Sierra Leone. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2014 in all 97 peripheral health facilities and three hospitals in Bombali District, Northern Region...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722558/situating-mobile-health-a-qualitative-study-of-mhealth-expectations-in-the-rural-health-district-of-nouna-burkina-faso
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Vincent Duclos, Maurice Yé, Kagoné Moubassira, Hamidou Sanou, N Hélène Sawadogo, Gilles Bibeau, Ali Sié
BACKGROUND: The implementation of mobile health (mHealth) projects in low- and middle-income countries raises high and well-documented expectations among development agencies, policymakers and researchers. By contrast, the expectations of direct and indirect mHealth users are not often examined. In preparation for a proposed intervention in the Nouna Health District, in rural Burkina Faso, this study investigates the expected benefits, challenges and limitations associated with mHealth, approaching these expectations as a form of situated knowledge, inseparable from local conditions, practices and experiences...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722556/spanning-maternal-newborn-and-child-health-mnch-and-health-systems-research-boundaries-conducive-and-limiting-health-systems-factors-to-improving-mnch-outcomes-in-west-africa
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Irene Akua Agyepong, Aku Kwamie, Edith Frimpong, Selina Defor, Abdallah Ibrahim, Genevieve C Aryeetey, Virgil Lokossou, Issiaka Sombie
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements over time, West Africa lags behind global as well as sub-Saharan averages in its maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes. This is despite the availability of an increasing body of knowledge on interventions that improve such outcomes. Beyond our knowledge of what interventions work, insights are needed on others factors that facilitate or inhibit MNCH outcome improvement. This study aimed to explore health system factors conducive or limiting to MNCH policy and programme implementation and outcomes in West Africa, and how and why they work in context...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720162/maternal-pregnancy-c-reactive-protein-predicts-offspring-birth-size-and-body-composition-in-metropolitan-cebu-philippines
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C W Kuzawa, R L Fried, J B Borja, T W McDade
The gestational milieu is an important influence on fetal development and long-term disease risk. Here we assess relationships between maternal pregnancy inflammation, indicated by C-reactive protein (CRP), and offspring anthropometric outcomes measured soon after birth. Data come from female participants (n=327, age 24.4-30.2 years) in a longitudinal study located in Metropolitan Cebu, Philippines. Between 2009 and 2014, pregnancy interviews (n=429) were conducted during which questionnaire and anthropometric data were obtained along with dried blood spot cards for CRP measurement...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716549/emotional-labour-and-aboriginal-maternal-infant-care-workers-the-invisible-load
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R Kirkham, A Rumbold, E Hoon, D Stuart-Butler, V Moore
BACKGROUND: The term 'emotional labour' has been used to describe the competing demands on midwives to empathize with clients whilst maintaining a level of professional detachment. Previous research indicates that when individuals experience difficulty managing these emotions, burnout may result. Aboriginal health care workers often have roles with large emotional demands, as they are relied upon heavily to engage clients in care. However, the concept of emotional labour has received little attention in relation to this group...
July 14, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714495/laparoscopic-approach-for-management-of-hydatid-cyst-of-liver
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S K Shrestha, P B Thapa, D K Maharjan, T Y Tamang
BACKGROUND: Adequate health services for improving maternal and neonatal health is an important global health issues. Institutional delivery is most important component to address maternal and neonatal issue. Institutional delivery service utilization assures safe birth and minimizes the maternal morbidity and mortality. This study was aimed to assess the utilization of institutional delivery service among the mothers of Gorkha district. METHODS: A cross sectional study of 180 mothers having child below 2 years residing in Palungtar municipality was done between March to July 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713687/group-psychological-intervention-for-maternal-depression-a-nested-qualitative-study-from-karachi-pakistan
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Nusrat Husain, Nasim Chaudhry, Christine Furber, Hina Fayyaz, Tayyeba Kiran, Farah Lunat, Raza Ur Rahman, Saira Farhan, Batool Fatima
AIM: To understand the experience of maternal depression, the factors implicated in accessing health, and the acceptability of the psychosocial intervention. METHODS: The participants were recruited from the paediatrics outpatient department of Civil Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. The study started in December 2009 and completed in December 2010. Women with maternal depression, aged 18-44 years with children aged 0-30 mo who had received nutritional supplements, and participated in the intervention programme [called Learning through Play (LTP) plus] were included in the study...
June 22, 2017: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711397/birth-stories-from-south-africa-voices-unheard
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Marie Hastings-Tolsma, Anna G W Nolte, Annie Temane
BACKGROUND: The manner that birth events unfold can have a lasting impact on women. Giving voice to women's experiences is key in the creation of care that embodies humanistic, family-centred service. AIM: The aim of this research was to describe the experiences of women receiving care during childbirth. METHODS: The design was qualitative and descriptive using thematic analysis to analyse women's birth stories. A purposive sample of women (N=12) who had recently given birth in South Africa was selected...
July 12, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709785/implementing-and-evaluating-a-telephone-based-centralized-maternity-care-coordination-program-for-pregnant-veterans-in%C3%A2-the-department-of-veterans-affairs
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Kristin M Mattocks, Judy Kuzdeba, Rebecca Baldor, Jose Casares, Lisa Lombardini, Megan R Gerber
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a comprehensive, telephonic maternity care coordination (MCC) program for all pregnant veterans enrolled for care at New England Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities that comprise the Veterans Integrated Service Network 1. RESEARCH DESIGN: Telephone interviews were conducted with postpartum women veterans who had participated in the MCC program during their pregnancies. The program evaluation instrument assessed satisfaction and use of MCC services, prenatal education classes, and infant and maternal outcomes (e...
July 11, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708238/family-context-moderates-the-association-of-maternal-postpartum-depression-and-stability-of-infant-temperament
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Stephanie H Parade, Laura M Armstrong, Susan Dickstein, Ronald Seifer
Maternal postpartum depression, maternal sensitivity, and family functioning were examined as predictors of the stability of observed infant temperament over the first 30 months of life (N = 147 families). Eight observations at 8, 15, and 30 months postpartum were used to assess infant temperament. Structured clinical interviews were used to assess maternal depression, and observational assessments were used to assess family functioning and maternal sensitivity. Family context moderated the effect of maternal depression on change in infant temperament...
July 14, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706547/factors-related-to-women-s-childbirth-satisfaction-in-physiologic-and-routine-childbirth-groups
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Elham Jafari, Parvin Mohebbi, Saeideh Mazloomzadeh
BACKGROUND: Women's satisfaction with childbirth is an important measure of the quality of maternity care services. This study aims to address factors related to women's childbirth satisfaction in physiological and routine childbirth groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted among 340 women in physiological and routine childbirth groups in 2012. Women were selected through convenience sampling method in the routine group and by census in the physiological group...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706096/measuring-patient-safety-culture-in-maternal-and-child-health-institutions-in-china-a-qualitative-study
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Yuanyuan Wang, Weiwei Liu, Huifeng Shi, Chaojie Liu, Yan Wang
INTRODUCTION: Patient safety culture (PSC) plays a critical role in ensuring safe and quality care. Extensive PSC studies have been undertaken in hospitals. However, little is known about PSC in maternal and child health (MCH) institutions in China, which provide both population-based preventive services as well as individual care for patients. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to develop a theoretical framework for conceptualising PSC in MCH institutions in China. METHODS: The study was undertaken in six MCH institutions (three in Hebei and three in Beijing)...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705188/home-delivery-among-antenatal-care-booked-women-in-their-last-pregnancy-and-associated-factors-community-based-cross-sectional-study-in-debremarkos-town-north-west-ethiopia-january-2016
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Habtamu Kebebe Kasaye, Zerfu Mulaw Endale, Temesgen Worku Gudayu, Melese Siyoum Desta
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia, nearly half of the mothers who were booked for antenatal care, who supposed to have institutional delivery, gave home delivery nationally. Home delivery accounts majority while few of childbirth were attended by the skilled provider in Amhara regional state. This study aimed to determine the proportion of home delivery and associated factors among antenatal care booked women who gave childbirth in the past 1 year in Debremarkos Town, Northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: A community-based Cross sectional study was conducted from January 1st- 25th 2016...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705158/-no-patient-should-die-of-pph-just-for-the-lack-of-training-experiences-from-multi-professional-simulation-training-on-postpartum-hemorrhage-in-northern-tanzania-a-qualitative-study
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Signe Egenberg, Bjørg Karlsen, Deodatus Massay, Happiness Kimaro, Lars Edvin Bru
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In Tanzania, PPH causes 25% of maternal deaths. Skilled attendance is crucial to saving the lives of mothers and their newborns during childbirth. This study is a follow-up after multi-professional simulation training on PPH in northern Tanzania. The purpose was to enhance understanding and gain knowledge of important learning features and outcomes related to multi-professional simulation training on PPH...
July 14, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705148/correlates-of-facility-delivery-for-rural-hiv-positive-pregnant-women-enrolled-in-the-moment-nigeria-prospective-cohort-study
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Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Christopher Isah, Chinenye Fan-Osuala, Salome Erekaha, Habib O Ramadhani, Udochisom Anaba, Olusegun A Adeyemi, Grace Manji-Obadiah, Daniel Lee, Llewellyn J Cornelius, Manhattan Charurat
BACKGROUND: Low rates of maternal healthcare service utilization, including facility delivery, may impede progress in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and in reducing maternal and infant mortality. The MoMent (Mother Mentor) study investigated the impact of structured peer support on early infant diagnosis presentation and postpartum maternal retention in PMTCT care in rural Nigeria. This paper describes baseline characteristics and correlates of facility delivery among MoMent study participants...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702071/exclusive-breastfeeding-and-associated-factors-among-mothers-in-gozamin-district-northwest-ethiopia-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Melkamu Tamir Hunegnaw, Lemma Derseh Gezie, Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra
BACKGROUND: Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding infants only breast milk, be it directly from breast or expressed, except drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, mineral supplements or medicine. Exclusive breastfeeding is one of the essential actions for infant development and survival. However, the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in Ethiopia has been estimated at 52% which is far less than the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. Moreover, there are inconsistencies among estimates in different districts of the country...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701111/mothers-grief-forgiveness-and-posttraumatic-growth-after-the-loss-of-a-child
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Lucia Martinčeková, John Klatt
The aim of this study was to investigate maternal grief after losing a child in relation to forgiveness and posttraumatic growth. A sample of 60 grieving mothers from Slovakia completed the following battery: The Texas Revised Inventory of Grief, a modified version of the Enright Forgiveness Inventory, and the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory. The results showed a negative association between forgiveness and grief and a strong positive association between forgiveness and posttraumatic growth, which was not moderated by the time elapsed since the loss...
August 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699095/maternal-education-gradients-in-infant-health-in-four-south-american-countries
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George L Wehby, Jorge S López-Camelo
Objective We investigate gradients (i.e. differences) in infant health outcomes by maternal education in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela and explore channels related to father's education, household labor outcomes, and maternal health, fertility, and use of prenatal services and technology. Methods We employ secondary interview and birth record data similarly collected across a network of birth hospitals from the early 1980s through 2011 within the Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Anomalies (ECLAMC)...
July 11, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697619/investigating-the-accessibility-factors-that-influence-antenatal-care-services-utilisation-in-mangwe-district-zimbabwe
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Leoba Nyathi, Augustine K Tugli, Takalani G Tshitangano, Molyn Mpofu
BACKGROUND: Maternal and infant mortality remains a huge public health problem in developing countries. One of the strategies to minimise the risks of both maternal and infant mortality is access to and utilisation of antenatal care (ANC) services. AIM: This study aimed to investigate the accessibility factors that influence the use of ANC services in Mangwe district. METHODS: A qualitative approach using explorative design was adopted to target women who have babies under 1 year of age...
June 29, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697589/postpartum-family-planning-missed-opportunities-across-the-continuum-of-care
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K T Navodani, P Fonseka, C S Goonewardena
Introduction: Postpartum family planning is defined as the prevention of unintended pregnancies and closely spaced pregnancies during the first 12 months following childbirth. Objectives: To assess the practice of family planning (FP) by postpartum mothers in the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) division, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Methods: A community-based, descriptive, cross sectional study was carried out among mothers, 8 to 12 weeks postpartum, in the RDHS division, Kalutara in 2014...
June 30, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
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