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Food taboos during pregnancy.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 18:1-10. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

a College of Nursing , University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst , Massachusetts , USA.

Observing food taboos during pregnancy might have impacts on maternal and neonatal health outcomes. The author's purpose in this review was to explore the most common food taboos during pregnancy and potential health implications. PubMed, CINAHL, and Web of Science were searched. Read More

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Adolescent girls' perceptions of breastfeeding in two low-income periurban communities in South Africa.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 17:1-17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

c Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences , University of Cape Town , Observatory , South Africa.

In South Africa, exclusive breastfeeding rates are low, and rates of teenage pregnancy are high. Educational policy enables mothers' return to school, which conflicts with policy emphasizing exclusive breastfeeding. We elicited adolescent women's perceptions and experiences of infant feeding choices, and conducted six focus groups (N = 57) in two periurban settlements. Read More

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No time, no money, no luck: Barriers to prenatal care among dalit women in rural Nepal.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 16:1-17. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

a Department of Sociology Social Work and Criminology , Idaho State University , Pocatello , ID , USA.

In Nepal, a large gap exists between non-dalit and dalit women in regard to maternal mortality and prenatal care. Especially rural Dalits are far behind non-dalits in utilizing prenatal care. We explored rural dalit women's prenatal practices and barriers to accessing prenatal care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2019.1597366DOI Listing
April 2019
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Prevalence trends of overweight, obesity, diabetes and hypertension among Brazilian women of reproductive age based on sociodemographic characteristics.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 15:1-21. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

b Departamento de Enfermagem Materno-Infantil e Saúde Pública, Escola de Enfermagem , Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais , Belo Horizonte, Minas , Brazil.

The authors estimated the prevalence and trends of overweight, obesity, diabetes and hypertension among Brazilian women of reproductive age. A time series was constructed with Vigitel data from 2008 to 2015 and we analyzed trends of the prevalence of these conditions, considering sociodemographic characteristics. We observed an increasing trend in prevalence of overweight, obesity, and diabetes (for some sociodemographic characteristics), and stationary trends for hypertension. Read More

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Negotiating sexual agency in marriage: The experience of migrant and refugee women.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 15:1-28. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

a Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University , Campbelltown , New South Wales , Australia.

In this study, adult migrant and refugee women's negotiation of sexual agency in the context of marriage is explored. In Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada, 78 semistructured individual interviews, and 15 focus groups, comprised of 82 participants, were conducted with women who had recently migrated from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Sri Lanka, and South America. Women's negotiation of sexual agency was evident with respect to husband choice, disclosure of sexual desire, pleasure, pain, and sexual consent. Read More

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The impact of health insurance on out-of-pocket expenditure on delivery in Indonesia.

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Toshiaki Aizawa

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 15:1-22. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

a Department of Economics and Related Studies , University of York , York , UK.

In this study, we estimate the effects of health insurance on the out-of-pocket expenditure on health care for maternal delivery in Indonesia. Distinguishing between the types of health insurance, we explore heterogeneity in the size of the impact of noncontributory insurance for poor households vis-à-vis contributory insurance for nonpoor households. We find that noncontributory insurance and contributory insurance reduce the average out-of-pocket expenditure by 1,136,966 IDR ( ) and 676,402 IDR ( ), respectively. Read More

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April 2019
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Ethical sensitivity in co-production: Openness and doubt when young women participate in research.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 8:1-16. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

b Department of Physiotherapy , Oslo Metropolitan University , Oslo , Norway.

During the past years, co-production in medical and health related research has gained more focus. The purpose is to ensure that researchers - and the individuals that the research is relevant and has consequences for - will develop and produce the research, and accordingly also, the results together. In our understanding, the eventual success of co-production in research has to be based on some sort of sensitivity to and negotiation as to the perspectives and categories describing the research theme. Read More

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Studies of physical conditions relating to older women.

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Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec;39(12):1315-1316

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December 2018

Stress reduction intervention with mothers of children/adolescents with asthma: a randomized controlled study in Brazil.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 8:1-18. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

a Medical Clinic , Federal University of Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil.

Brazil has a high prevalence of pediatric asthma, which can be a stressor to parents/caretakers. Researchers aimed to assesses the efficacy of a stress reduction intervention for mothers of children/adolescents with asthma through a randomized controlled study. Stress, anxiety, and depression were evaluated in three moments. Read More

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Mothers' experiences of settling infants in central Vietnam "through their eyes": A photo-elicitation study.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 5:1-20. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

c Institute of Community Health Research , Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy , Hue City , Vietnam.

There is little research on beliefs and practices regarding unsettled infant behavior and infant sleep in low and lower-middle income countries such as Vietnam. Here, researchers used a participatory qualitative visual method (photo-elicitation) to investigate how infant settling was perceived "through the eyes" of new mothers in Central Vietnam. Four qualitative themes emerged from the data: "loneliness in the midst of the crowd", "finding the right position", "protecting from cold", and "affection and exhaustion". Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2019.1569014DOI Listing
April 2019
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The risk of cardiovascular disease in women with a history of miscarriage and/or stillbirth.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 5:1-15. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

b School of Public Health , Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah , Iran.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the main cause of morbidity and mortality in women worldwide. Apart from the well-established risk factors, some adverse pregnancy outcomes have been found to be associated with increased risk of CVD in women. We reviewed the literature on the risk of CVD in women with a history of pregnancy loss (miscarriage and/or stillbirth). Read More

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April 2019
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The impact of the using high-fidelity simulation and standardized patients to management of postpartum hemorrhage in undergraduate nursing students: A randomized controlled study in Turkey.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Apr 2:1-16. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

b Department of Nursing , Atilim University, Faculty of Health Science , Ankara , Turkey.

We examined the efficiency of different simulation methods for the improvement of knowledge and skills of nursing students in the management of postpartum hemorrhage. A total of 84 nursing students participated in the study. Data were obtained using a Semi-Structured Questionnaire Form, Student Satisfaction Evaluation Form, Effective Communication Skills Checklist, Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and Skills Evaluation Form for Postpartum Bleeding Management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2019.1583229DOI Listing
April 2019
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Prevalence and related factors of postpartum depression among reproductive aged women in Ahvaz, Iran.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 29:1-11. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

a Midwifery Department, Menopause Andropause Research Centre , Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences , Ahvaz , Iran.

In this study authors aimed to identify the prevalence and related factors of postpartum depression in Ahvaz, Iran. A total of 505 women enrolled in this study from six public health centers in Ahvaz city, Republic of Iran. This study started in February and completed in September 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2019.1578779DOI Listing
March 2019
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High prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Turkish women undergoing in vitro fertilization: A descriptive study.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 29:1-12. Epub 2019 Mar 29.

c Medicine Faculty, Akdeniz University Antalya , Turkey.

The authors' aim in this study was to determine the vitamin D levels of Turkish women who were undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The study design was a descriptive cohort study of a total of 208 infertile women at an IVF center in Turkey. Our findings showed that 4. Read More

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Dignity work of older women caring for a husband with dementia at home.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 26:1-23. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

e International Care Ethics Observatory, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey , Guildford , UK.

In this study, we explored perceptions of dignity, and sources preserving dignity of six older Norwegian women caring for a home-dwelling husband with dementia. Through hermeneutic interpretation of in-depth interviews, "having personal integrity," "mastering everyday life," and "giving of one self" were identified as crucial intrapersonal aspects of dignity - while "acknowledging worthiness and uniqueness of each human being" was found to be an essential interpersonal aspect. Nine dignity-preserving sources identified suggests that the wives engaged in "dignity work" to preserve their own dignity as a caregiver, as well as to safeguard the dignity of their husbands who were vulnerable to dignity loss. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2019.1578780DOI Listing

Dimensions of childbirth care associated with maternal satisfaction among low-risk Chilean women.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 26:1-13. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

a Department of Women's and Newborns Health Promotion , School of Midwifery University of Chile , Santiago , Chile.

The authors of this study aimed to describe the level of maternal satisfaction during labor reported by a national sample of low-risk childbearing women in Chile by identifying the dimensions of intrapartum care most determinant for overall satisfaction. Maternal satisfaction was measured in the postpartum period with an instrument previously validated in Chile. Almost half of the participants (49. Read More

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Design and validation of the social assimilation of beauty and body image stereotypes questionnaire in Spain.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 25:1-15. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

d Faculty of Health Sciences , University of Alicante , Alicante , Spain.

It may be considered esthetic violence when social demands regarding beauty affect and manipulate the development of individual identity and body image to respond to supposed prevailing ideals in society. We design and validate an instrument for measuring the degree of social assimilation of such stereotypes regarding beauty and body image linked to gender. The questionnaire was developed from a sample of 918 Spanish adults who participated online to develop it. Read More

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The German W-DEQ version B-Factor structure and prediction of posttraumatic stress symptoms six weeks and one year after childbirth.

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Julia König

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 22:1-16. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

a Department of Clinical and Biological Psychology , Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt , Eichstätt , Germany.

The Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire is a frequently used measure in the context of childbirth. There are two versions with identical items for use during pregnancy (version A, fear of childbirth) and postpartum (version B, subjective experience) respectively. The original authors report that the measure is unidimensional, but since, very different factor structures have been found with different language versions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2019.1583230DOI Listing
March 2019
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Correlates of physical, psychological, and social frailty among formerly incarcerated, homeless women.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 22:1-25. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

e School of Nursing, University of California Irvine , Irvine , California , USA.

Frailty is a deficit accumulation in physical, psychological and social domains. Correlates of frailty were explored among formerly incarcerated, homeless women (N = 130, M = 38.9). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2019.1566333DOI Listing
March 2019
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Impact of oral conditions on the quality of life of incarcerated women in Brazil.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 22:1-12. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

b School of Health and Bioscience , Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná , Curitiba , Paraná , Brazil.

Imprisoned women represent a growing population worldwide with important health needs. In this study, we aimed to analyze the impact of oral health conditions on the quality of life of female inmates in a maximum security correctional facility. Participants were examined and answered the OHIP-14 questionnaire. Read More

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March 2019
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Methodological contributions through instrument development.

Health Care Women Int 2018 10;39(10):1073-1074

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October 2018
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Michelle E. Deming: commentary on Gender-Based violence and trauma in marginalized populations of women: Role of biological embedding and toxic stress.

Health Care Women Int 2018 10;39(10):1158-1159

a Arnold School of Public Health, Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, University of South Carolina , Columbia , South Carolina , USA.

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October 2018

Association between violence during pregnancy and preterm birth and low birth weight in Colombia: Analysis of the demographic and health survey.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 15:1-21. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

a Grupo de Epidemiologia, Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública , Universidad de Antioquia UdeA , Medellín , Colombia.

To explore the association between low birth weight and preterm birth with violence during pregnancy, we conducted a cross-sectional study by using the 2010 Colombian Demographic and Health Survey. We conducted bivariate analyses, binomial logistic regression, and stratified models by age, and 14,520 women were included. There was no association between violence and low birth weight. Read More

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Screening for depression during pregnancy using the Kurdish version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale in Erbil city.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 13:1-15. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

c Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine , Hawler Medical University , Erbil , Kurdistan Region , Iraq.

We aimed to determine any difference in the prevalence rate of depression during the three trimesters of pregnancy and its association with certain obstetric risk factors. In total, 1000 pregnant women attending primary health centers in the city of Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq were assessed for depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Women in the first and second trimesters had a significantly higher probability of depression than those in the third trimester. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2019.1571592DOI Listing
March 2019
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Group life skills training for promoting mental health in women after released from prison: A randomized pilot efficacy trial.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 12:1-14. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

a Negahe Mosbat Social Health Institute , Mashhad , Iran.

The aims of the researchers were to determine the effectiveness of Life Skills Training for promoting mental health in the women after released. The study design was semi-experimental with pretest, posttest, follow-up, and control group. One hundred and fifty women after released were selected by convenience sampling. Read More

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Prevalence of violence against indigenous women victims of human trafficking and its implications on physical injuries and disabilities in Monterrey city, Mexico.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 12:1-18. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

a Department of Anthropology , Sambalpur University , Sambalpur , India.

Human trafficking victims suffer different kinds of physical abuse and torture that cause severe physical injuries. During 2016-17 a total of 68 indigenous labor and sex-trafficking women victims were surveyed in Monterrey city, Mexico to explore the prevalence of violence against them and its implications on physical injuries and disabilities. We found that women reported different types of injuries and long term disabilities. Read More

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Is having any prenatal care associated with lower infant mortality in West Africa? Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 8:1-17. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

b Department of Public Health Sciences , University of North Carolina at Charlotte , Charlotte , North Carolina , USA.

Although developing countries may find it difficult to provide adequate prenatal care, it is likely that they can provide at least some. We examined associations of prenatal care with infant mortality in West Africa. We used data from the Demographic and Health Surveys (n = 57,322) and proportional hazards regression models to estimate the risk of infant mortality. Read More

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Dismissing chronic illness: A qualitative analysis of negative health care experiences.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Mar 4:1-18. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

a Center for Community Research , DePaul University , Chicago , Illinois , USA.

In the US, medical training is inadequate regarding the symptomatology, prognosis, and treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). As a result, many physicians lack the appropriate level of knowledge about effective methods for ME and CFS symptom reduction and often suggest inappropriate treatments, such as increased exercise or psychiatric services. The authors' purpose in this study was to analyze negative patient experiences with health care professionals. Read More

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March 2019
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Posttraumatic growth experiences and its contextual factors in women with breast cancer: An integrative review.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Feb 22:1-27. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

c School of Nursing and Midwifery , Latrobe University , Melbourne , VIC , Australia.

In this article, we synthesize current research that examines determinants and manifestations of posttraumatic growth (the phenomenon of posttraumatic growth can be embodied in several domains) in women with breast cancer. The findings of the integrative literature review may contribute to facilitating person-centered oncology care by raising health care professionals' awareness and understanding of posttraumatic growth phenomenon among breast cancer survivors. The identification of factors contributing to posttraumatic growth and manifestations of posttraumatic growth are important in increasing the effectiveness of interventions in supporting women during their breast cancer journey. Read More

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February 2019

Perceptions of weight in relation to health, hunger, and belonging among women in periurban South Africa.

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Jo Hunter-Adams

Health Care Women Int 2019 Feb 22:1-18. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

a Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences , University of Cape Town , Observatory , South Africa.

Obesity among South African women represents an important dimension of noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk. Experiences of weight are an under-explored frame of reference for intervention. Using three-part in-depth interviews with 20 women and 9 focus groups with a total of 57 women (N = 77) in one low-income neighborhood, I relate women's positive perceptions of fatness to belonging and experiences of hunger. Read More

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February 2019

Psycho-social profile of battered women in Galicia, Spain: Distress as a result of intimate partner violence and child abuse.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Feb 12:1-20. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

a School of Planning and Research Methods , Department of Didactics, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Sports, University of Vigo , Pontevedra , Spain.

In Spain, a country of great cultural diversity, there is an increasing demand for psychosocial care for victims of gender-based violence. The objective is to describe the psychosocial profile of these women residing in the Autonomous Community of Galicia. In a sample (n = 40) of victims of intimate partner violence, it was found a high incidence of PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem associated with greater severity of PTSD and depression. Read More

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February 2019

Postural stability in Parkinson's disease patients' wives and in elderly women leading different lifestyles.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Feb 11:1-14. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

c Department of Biometry , The Jozef Pilsudski University of Physical Education , Warsaw , Poland.

The study aimed to determine postural stability of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients' wives in comparison with women differing in their lifestyle. (PD) patients' wives (n = 44), homemakers (n = 41), and female students of the University of the Third Age (n = 43) performed balance tests on a stabilometric platform. The PD patients' wives were characterized by significantly (p < 0. Read More

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February 2019

One size does not fit all: Examining ethnicity in gestational weight gain guidelines.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Feb 11:1-21. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

d Department of International Health , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , Maryland , USA.

Pregnancy-related metrics vary by race/ethnicity, yet most gestational weight gain (GWG) guidelines are ethnicity-blind. We estimated small-for-gestational age (SGA) risk in a Japanese population, examining GWG adequacy categorized by Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Japanese guidelines in male (N  = 192) and female (N = 191) full-term singleton infants. For predicting SGA, IOM guidelines had high sensitivity ( ≥ 0. Read More

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February 2019
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Breast health, risk factors, and cancer screening among lesbian, bisexual, and queer/questioning women in China.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Feb 7:1-15. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

b Department of Communication Studies , Hong Kong Baptist University , Hong Kong.

In this study, we examine the health disparities of sexual minority women by surveying 310 lesbian, bisexual, and queer/questioning women (LBQW) in China about their breast health and cancer screening practices. We found that Chinese LBQW, particularly those identified with a masculine gender role and practice chest binding, are vulnerable to breast cancer given their high rates of behavioral risk factors (e.g. Read More

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February 2019

"Sleeping in a boundary" constructing the meaning of health in a refugee camp.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Feb 6:1-17. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

a Population Health and Systems Cooperative, University of Minnesota School of Nursing , Minneapolis , Minnesota, USA.

Sociopolitical discourses surrounding refugee migration and resettlement are characterized by divisiveness, assumptions, and fear. When these discussions are grounded in the narratives of women refugees a deeper understanding of issues impacting health, family, and resilience emerges. We examine how 26 Karen women living in camps along the Thai-Burma border construct meaning around health, in relation to livelihoods. Read More

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February 2019

Violence en route: Eritrean women asylum-seekers experiences of sexual violence while migrating to Israel.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Feb 5:1-23. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

a Department of International Health , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , Maryland , USA.

Migrating irregularly, without access to support, may increase female asylum-seekers' vulnerability to sexual violence. In this study, the authors applied a public health lens to explore the risk for sexual violence experienced by female asylum-seekers en route from Eritrea to Israel. The study team conducted 13 in-depth interviews and 8 focus groups with Eritreans in Israel between April and September of 2013. Read More

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February 2019
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Elder abuse and its sociocultural factors from the perspectives of Kurdish rural older people: Does gender matter?

Health Care Women Int 2019 Jan 30:1-16. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

a Department of Health Education and Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences , Tabriz University of Medical Sciences , Tabriz , Iran.

We aimed to explore the meaning of elder abuse and its sociocultural factors from the perspectives of Kurdish older people. We purposively selected the participants, 38 female and 17 male, from a rural area in Boukan country, Iran. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions and were analyzed applying conventional content analysis. Read More

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January 2019
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Latent class analysis of symptoms for sexually transmitted infections among Iranian women: Results from a population-based survey.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Jan 28:1-15. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

a Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, Health School , Isfahan University of Medical Sciences , Isfahan , Iran.

A preliminary symptom-based screening test would lower the financial burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) caused by clinical testing. To develop such a screening method, we should first identify the most specific STI symptoms. We aim to distinguish the specific STI symptom(s) that are most likely to be found in the truly infected individuals. Read More

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January 2019
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Home as a place for giving birth-A circumpolar study of the experiences of mothers and midwifes.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Jan 25:1-17. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

b Department of Social Education , UiT The Arctic University of Norway , Harstad , Tromso , Norway.

This article explores what home birth mothers and midwives say about the birth experience and the interaction between mother, partner and midwife. It is based on an explorative empirical study of the narratives of seven home birth mothers and the experiences of five midwives. The authors examine how these subjective experiences can help us to understand the phenomenon of home birth. Read More

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January 2019
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Trauma-related symptoms and severity among women in the Pacific Rim.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Jan 24:1-16. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

c Duke University School of Nursing , Durham , North Carolina , USA.

Current understandings of the effects trauma exposure on women's health are limited because prior research has largely focused on intimate partner and sexual violence in homogenous samples. In this descriptive study, the authors examined the relationships between lifetime trauma exposure and psychological well-being among women across the Pacific Rim. Psychological well-being differed significantly between the four locations and increased trauma exposures were related to poorer psychological well-being across and within locations. Read More

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January 2019

Women's post-rape experiences with Guatemalan health services.

Health Care Women Int 2019 Jan 4:1-17. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

c Centro de Investigacion , Capacitacion y Apoyo a la Mujer (CICAM) , Guatemala City , Guatemala.

We conducted a qualitative study to examine the critical pathways of 23 women survivors of sexual assault who navigated health care-based services in six states in Guatemala. We also captured the components of quality health care that were important to them, including the experience of the waiting room, being able to make active decisions, providing informed consent, and receiving emotional support. Our results from the in-depth, semi-structured interviews indicate the importance of creating and strengthening mechanisms for social support and trauma-informed, competent, and sensitive health services to accompany women as they move toward rebuilding their lives post-sexual violence. Read More

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January 2019
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Female-perpetrated family violence-Effectiveness of a psychodynamic group intervention.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 31:1-17. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

a Faculty of Social Sciences , University of Tampere , Tampere , Finland.

We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a Finnish psychodynamic group intervention developed for female family-violence perpetrators. The participants voluntarily sought help after using family violence against a partner, child, or both and did not have acute mental health or substance abuse problems. The data sample consisted 134 women before the intervention, 128 women after the 15-week intervention, and 110 at the 6-month follow-up. Read More

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December 2018
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Prevention of Zika virus infection: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of pregnant women in Korea.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 28;39(11):1209-1220. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

b Gachon University , College of Nursing , Incheon , Republic of Korea.

This study was performed to investigate the association of knowledge, attitudes, and preventive practices for the prevention of Zika virus infection. The study sample consisted of 185 pregnant women in Korea. The Zika virus-related knowledge and attitude of pregnant women significantly affected preventive practices. Read More

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November 2018
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Mothers with children born of sexual violence: Perceptions of global experts regarding support in social care settings.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 27:1-19. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

a Reinier van Arkel Groep , Psychotramacentrum Zuid Nederland , s'-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.

Mothers with children born of sexual violence often have complex needs that are seldom adequately addressed in social care settings. The authors' objective was to investigate the current care provisions for these mothers and children, and how these might be enhanced in the future. Twenty-one experts were asked about their current approaches and difficulties in treating this population and to suggest recommendations for improving care. Read More

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December 2018
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A comparative assessment of static muscular strength among female operative's working in different handicraft occupations in India.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 20:1-20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a Department of Mechanical Engineering , Malaviya National Institute of Technology , Jaipur , India.

An ergonomic assessment of static muscular strength like hand grip-and pinch strength in handicraft occupation was made. In total, 170 female participants were selected for the case-control study, out of which 120 handicraft and 50 office workers were examined as exposed and control groups. Their maximum static handgrip- and pinch strength were measured using hand and pinch dynamometers. Read More

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December 2018
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Prevalence of intimate partner violence and reproductive health outcomes among Afghan refugee women in Iran.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 20:1-25. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

g Public Health Center, Deputy of Health , Semnan University of Medical Sciences , Semnan , Iran.

Refugee women are at high risk of experiencing high level of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and its negative impacts. We conducted a cross-sectional population-based household survey with refugees in a settlement in the city of Semnan, Iran, from 2016 to 2017. Afghan refugee women (n = 188) with ages between 15 and 49 years were recruited for the survey. Read More

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December 2018
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Testing of the factor structure of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale 10 in a sample of Korean "geese" mothers.

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Boram Lee

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 20:1-15. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

a Department of Early Childhood Education , Woosong University , Daejeon , South Korea.

The author's purpose in this study was to establish the factor structure of the Korean version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale 10 (CES-D 10) by conducting confirmatory factor analysis based on preexisting models with a sample of Korean transnational mothers (referred to as "geese mothers"). Hundred and fifty-three Korean geese mothers in the USA and New Zealand completed the Korean version of the CES-D 10 questionnaire. The resulting data was subjected to confirmatory factor analysis, which tested three competing models. Read More

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December 2018
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The power of counseling: Changing maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and family planning practices in Dhamar, Yemen.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 20:1-23. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

c Consultant , Alexandria , Virginia , USA.

We conducted a study to determine current maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and family planning (FP) practices and how practices can be improved with counseling. The study consisted of qualitative methods. Mothers and couples were able to attempt and adopt new practices after only one counseling visit, except consuming meat daily due to cost, and adopting contraception, which was challenging due to health system constraints. Read More

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December 2018
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