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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

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

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

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

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 28:1-12. 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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December 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Factors predicting young women's willingness to conduct vulvar self-examinations in Korea.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 14:1-12. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

b Department of Nursing , Hoseo University , Asan-si , Chungcheongnam-do , South Korea.

Vulvar self-examination (VSE) is an essential examination that all women should perform monthly, as it enables potential patients to discover vulvar cancer in early stage. In this study, a survey was conducted to identify the factors that affect Korean young women's willingness to conduct VSE. Willingness to conduct VSE was higher if the perceived benefit and the individual health motivation were higher. Read More

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December 2018
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Modified SCORE tool for prediction of bone mineral density in Egyptian elderly women. Comparison of seven osteoporosis screening tools.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 7:1-17. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

b Community and Occupational Medicine Department , Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University , Cairo , Egypt.

We aimed to compare the performance of seven risk screening tools for detecting elderly Egyptian women with osteoporosis and to modify the tool with the best performance to increase the efficiency of referral for bone mineral density (BMD) testing. There are few studies about the epidemiology of osteoporosis in Egypt, in addition, there was no study done before to evaluate the performance of these seven screening tools in a large sample size. This aims to help clinicians restrict the use of DXA scan for those patients defined as "high risk" for osteoporosis which can substantially reduce the cost for the community and the patients, especially in developing countries. Read More

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December 2018

Women's childbearing location preferences in South Ethiopia: a qualitative study.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 7:1-20. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

a Molde University College - Specialized University in Logistics , Molde , Norway.

Maternal mortality is unacceptably high in developing countries, and maternal health care service utilization is associated with improved maternal outcomes. We shed light on conditions that influence women's preferences for childbirth location. Based on a qualitative descriptive design, 25 interviews were conducted with women of childbearing age in Southern Ethiopia in 2015. Read More

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December 2018
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Talking about reproduction with a migrating spouse: Women's experiences in Dhading, Nepal.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Dec 4:1-25. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

a Department of Health Behavior & Society , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , Maryland , USA.

Communication between Nepali women and their migrating spouses affects the transregional or transnational social fields of women "left behind" and may have implications for their reproductive health. We explored women's interactions with their absent spouses using data gathered from qualitative interviews. Conversations with migrant husbands were frequent, organized around husbands' schedules, and focused on children's needs and expenses. Read More

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December 2018
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Emotional expressions manifested by pregnant women in the experience of the art of maternal womb painting.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 28:1-20. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

c Faculty of Nursing , State University of Campinas (FEnf/Unicamp) , Campinas, São Paulo , Brazil.

The aim of the researchers was to identify the emotional expressions manifested by pregnant women in the experience of the Art of Maternal Womb Painting. It was an exploratory research, kind before and after, and qualitative approach, developed in Brazil between October 2015 and January 2016. The data were collected from interview, intervention, filming, photography and field diary on 10 pregnant women. Read More

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November 2018
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Mixed methods in public health research in Taiwan - Using visual diagrams to communicate complex design procedures.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 28:1-12. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

b Japanese Family Health Program , University of Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program , Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School , Ann Arbor , MI , USA.

Scholars introduce modern mixed methods research (MMR) and its application in public health research in Taiwan. Specifically, they showcase a multi-phased Taiwan cervical cancer screening mixed methods study using visual diagrams to communicate complex design procedures. While some previous researchers have incorporated quantitative and qualitative data in research, here we hope to provide significant clarity to guide those new to the MMR field. Read More

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November 2018

Examining the unresolved conundrum of Traditional Birth Attendants' involvement in maternal and child health care delivery in Ghana.

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

a Department of Social Political and Historical Studies , University for Development Studies , Wa , Ghana.

Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) have been a critical human resource in maternal health care delivery in Ghana. However, following the World Health Organization's directive for countries to discontinue using TBAs, the government of Ghana has since emphasized the use of skilled birth attendants. This policy shift created tensions between TBAs and Community Health Nurses. Read More

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November 2018

Enhancing use of emergency contraceptive pills: A systematic review of women's attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and experiences in Australia.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 26:1-22. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

g Natividad Family Medicine Residency, University of California San Francisco , Salinas, California , USA.

Over a decade after emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) became available without a prescription, the rate of unintended pregnancies remains high in many settings. Understanding women's experiences and perceptions of ECPs may provide insights into this underutilization. We systematically searched databases to identify qualitative and quantitative primary studies about women's beliefs, knowledge, and experiences of ECPs in Australia. Read More

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November 2018
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The effect of body image on sexual quality of life in obese married women.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 26:1-14. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

c Midwifery Department, Faculty of Health Science , Cumhuriyet University , Sivas , Turkey.

In this descriptive and comparative study, our aim was to determine the effect of body image on sexual quality of life in obese married women. The sample of the study consisted of 583 women over the age of 18 (38.9% normal weight, 28. Read More

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November 2018

Estimation of gestational diabetes mellitus and dose-response association of BMI with the occurrence of diabetes mellitus in pregnant women of the west of Iran.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 15:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

f Hearing Disorders Research Center, Loghman Hakim Hospital , Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.

The authors aim to investigate the GDM and the dose-response association of BMI with it in pregnant women in Kermanshah, Iran. During the 2015-2016 year, the 1010 pregnant women were studied. The restricted cubic spline method was used to evaluate the relationship between BMI and GDM. Read More

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November 2018
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"When I get married…": Contributing factors to intimate partner violence among married Jordanian women: A qualitative study.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 13:1-17. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

c Maternal and Child Health, Nursing Faculty , Mutah University , Karak , Jordan.

The authors in this study have explored and sought to gain an understanding of the contributing factors related to intimate partner violence among married Jordanian women. A qualitative research design using ten semi-structured interviews was used. Our analysis revealed two main themes: "when I get married" and "the role of family". Read More

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November 2018
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Condom use attitude and self-efficacy, and STIs risk perception among Iranian female sex workers: A psychometric study.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 9:1-12. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

c Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences , Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Medical Education Program , Los Angeles , CA , USA.

In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to investigate psychometric properties of the Persian versions of condom use self-efficacy (CUSES), attitude toward condom use (ATCUS), and sexually transmitted infection risk perception (STIsRP) scales among Iranian female sex workers (FSWs). We translated original versions of the scales into Persian, and through census, recruited and interviewed 140 FSWs. Appropriate validity, reliability, functionality and simplicity were demonstrated for the scales. Read More

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November 2018
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Association between somatosensory, visual and vestibular contributions to postural control, reactive balance capacity and healthy ageing in older women.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 5:1-15. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

c Sport, Health and Exercise Science, School of Life Sciences , University of Hull , Hull , UK.

We investigated the biological systems involved in maintaining equilibrium during unstable and perturbed conditions in 39 healthy older women and estimated the annual difference in performance across the older age spectrum using regression. The largest annual difference in equilibrium occurred when the somatosensory system received inaccurate feedback and visual input was removed. With age, weight distribution became asymmetric at the onset of backwards perturbations, possibly in preparation for executing a stepping strategy. Read More

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November 2018
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The importance of equal treatment: Medical students'opinions on affirmative action, equal treatment and discrimination.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 5:1-19. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

a Gender Medicine Unit , Medical University of Innsbruck , Innsbruck , Austria.

We assessed medical students' opinion of affirmative action programs (AAPs), perception of gender equality and discrimination. 276 medical students (56.2% female) participated. Read More

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November 2018

Societal attitudes toward sexual and reproductive rights of HIV-positive women in Iran: A nation-wide web-based survey.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 2:1-16. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences , University of Tehran , Tehran , Iran.

The aim of the researchers was to assess the community attitudes toward sexual and reproductive rights of women living with HIV (WLWH) in Iran. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted. A national web-based survey was used. Read More

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November 2018

Living with permanent infertility: A German study on attitudes toward motherhood in individuals with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS) and Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKHS).

Health Care Women Int 2018 Oct 26:1-21. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

a University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Institute for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry , Hamburg , Germany.

In this study the authors examined the issue of permanent infertility in two diagnoses of the diverse sex developments (DSD) spectrum: Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS) and Mayer-Rokitansky-KÏster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKHS). The participants with CAIS (n = 12) was older, showed a lower wish for a child and was less distressed about their infertility compared to participants with MRKHS (n = 49). Our data indicated an "indifferent" attitude toward motherhood in CAIS and an "ambivalent" attitude in MRKHS. Read More

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October 2018
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Physical activity, sitting time, and the risk of ovarian cancer: A brief research report employing a meta-analysis of existing.

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Junga Lee

Health Care Women Int 2018 Oct 25:1-26. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

a Sports Medicine and Science, Graduate School of Physical Education , Kyung Hee University, Global Campus , Republic of Korea.

We investigated the associations between physical activity, physical inactivity, and ovarian cancer risk and identified the most effective physical activity intensity and amount to reduce ovarian cancer risk. Thirty-four studies were selected for the present meta-analysis. Physical activity helps decrease ovarian cancer risk. Read More

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October 2018

A Woman'S Status and Prenatal Care Utilization in Patrilocal Households of Post-Soviet Countries.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Oct 3:1-16. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

a School of Social Welfare , SUNY University at Albany , Albany , New York , USA.

Women's household autonomy is associated with maternal healthcare utilization in developing countries, but its effects are not consistently positive. In the current study, the researchers test prenatal care utilization in Armenia and Azerbaijan (N = 2,159). After controlling for socioeconomic factors, we find that women's autonomy seems to be a mixed blessing. Read More

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October 2018
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Mother-daughter communication and health: A cross-cultural comparison.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Sep 28:1-14. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

c Department of Sociology, University of the West Indies , Mona , Jamaica.

Mother-daughter communication about health is one of the most important experiences that young women can have to promote a healthy lifestyle, but the success of that communication depends on a variety of factors. Three factors that influence health motivation and behavior were examined in this study: (1) the frequency mothers and daughters communicate about health, (2) the quality of those interactions, and (3) their country. Participants were 168 female college students (74 from Jamaica and 92 from the United States) who completed online surveys regarding the relationship with their mothers, how often they talked with their mother about a variety of health topics, how they were motivated, and how often they engaged in healthy and unhealthy behaviors. Read More

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September 2018
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Husbands' knowledge and attendance at wives' postpartum care among rural farmers.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Sep 27;39(9):1020-1037. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

b College of Nursing , Michigan State University , East Lansing , Michigan , USA.

We examined husbands' knowledge and attendance at their wives' postpartum visit in a sample of rural husband-and-wife farmer dyads in central Malawi. A cross-sectional matched-pairs survey of 70 husband-and-wife farmer dyads, who lived in rural communities in Ntcheu district, and had a live birth in the past year was conducted. Data were collected using an interviewer-administered, structured postpartum questionnaire adapted from WHO Safe Motherhood Needs Assessment Questionnaires. Read More

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September 2018
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What psycho-social factors determine intimate partner violence of men against women? A social cognitive theory-based study.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Sep 24:1-15. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

c Department of Statistics and Epidemiology , Faculty of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences , Tabriz , Iran.

Despite the multidimensionality of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women, there is a lack of research on the perspectives of men toward the phenomenon. Our aim in this cross-sectional study was to examine the predictability of social cognitive theory in explaining men's violent behaviors against women. We find among a sample of 576 Iranian married men showed a reciprocal determinism between outcome expectancy, attitude toward IPV, and observational learning in formation of men's IPV against women. Read More

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September 2018
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Learning from mental health research.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Jul;39(7):717-718

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Childhood trauma and anorexia nervosa: from body image to embodiment.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Aug 28:1-16. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

a School of Psychology , The University of Sydney , Sydney , NSW , Australia.

Contemporary understandings of anorexia nervosa are framed by the body-image paradigm. The body-image framework considers that women's bodily experiences are reflected through distorted mental images of their bodies or disordered thinking and behavior around food and eating. Body image has come to symbolize all that can go wrong with women's relationships with their bodies, food, and eating. Read More

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August 2018
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Reproductive coercion and prenatal distress among young pregnant women in Monrovia, Liberia.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Aug 27:1-7. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

c Department of Health Promotion and Behavior , University of Georgia , Athens , GA , USA.

Women who experience reproductive coercion are at risk for poor reproductive health, but no study has examined prenatal distress as a consequence. Using cross-sectional data of 195 pregnant women aged 18-30 in Monrovia, Liberia, we examined the association between reproductive coercion and prenatal distress. The prevalence of current reproductive coercion was 9%. Read More

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August 2018
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A community led innovation benefiting women and children: Health facilities and credit cooperative work together to promote maternal health care in Sahare VDC, Nepal.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Aug 22:1-13. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

b Health for Life (H4L) , Lalitpur , Nepal.

Monetary incentives effectively promote antenatal care (ANC) attendance. However, in Nepal, late release of incentives is common, which leads to delays in payment to mothers, thereby negating the intended motivation. We evaluate a novel innovation where community organizers partnered with a Women's Saving and Credit Cooperative to provide interest-free loans for timely distribution to mothers. Read More

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August 2018
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Dynamics of child marriage and marital timing in Nigeria: A retrogression or progression?

Health Care Women Int 2018 Aug 13:1-19. Epub 2018 Aug 13.

a Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Faculty of Public Health, College of Medicine , University of Ibadan , Ibadan , Nigeria.

The researcher assessed trends and patterns of marital timing and child marriage (CM) among women of reproductive age in Nigeria. Four rounds of Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey data-set were used (1990-2013). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Cox-regression model with time-dependent covariates (α = 0. Read More

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August 2018
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Choosing caesareans? The perceptions and experiences of childbirth among mothers from higher socio-economic households in Dhaka.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Sep 24:1-16. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

b College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences , Flinders University , Adelaide , Australia.

In this paper, we examine the perceptions and experiences of childbirth among a group of wealthier women in Dhaka through in-depth interviews. We find that a number of factors including preference for Caesarean Section (CS), socio-economic position, family structure, and perceptions of modern childbirth contributed to the women's overuse of medical childbirth services. Furthermore, women's capacity to purchase modern maternal health care in the private sector did not necessarily ensure high quality care in a health system which approaches maternal healthcare as a profit-making enterprise rather than as an essential human right. Read More

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September 2018
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The validity and reliability of the Antenatal Perceived Stress Inventory Turkish version: A methodological study.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Nov 1:1-18. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

b Department of Women Health and Gynecology Nursing, Nursing Faculty , Atatürk University , Erzurum , Turkey.

The aim of the authors in this study was to adapt the Antenatal Perceived Stress Inventory developed abroad into Turkish for the evaluation of perceived stress during pregnancy. This study consisted of 350 primigravidas who attended the outpatient clinic of Nenehatun Women's Birth Hospital in Erzurum city in eastern Turkey between 10 March 2015 and 4 January 2016. The Prenatal Distress Scale and Turkish version of the Antenatal Perceived Stress Inventory were used to collect data through face-to-face interviews. Read More

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November 2018
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Birthing Expectation, Attitudes and Education: Are we Traumatized by the Politics of Expertise?

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Health Care Women Int 2018 Jun;39(6):617-618

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June 2018
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Cancer.

Health Care Women Int 2018 05;39(5):505-506

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May 2018
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Women's experiences when unsure about whether or not to have an abortion in the first trimester.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Jul 18;39(7):784-807. Epub 2018 May 18.

a Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care , University of Bergen , Bergen , Norway.

Abortion during the first trimester is legal in most Western countries. However, deciding to terminate a pregnancy is a challenging process, and some women arrive at the abortion clinic still not absolutely certain. We explored the experiences of 13 pregnant Norwegian women struggling to finalize their decision, interviewing them before and after their decision. Read More

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July 2018
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Status of postpartum depression in Turkey: A meta-analysis.

Health Care Women Int 2018 Jul 8;39(7):821-841. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

c Medical Faculty Department of Biostatistics , Hacettepe University , Ankara , Turkey.

We determined the prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) and related risk factors in Turkey based on relevant research. This study is a systematic review and meta-analysis and was conducted by performing a scan of the Turkish and English literature over the period of January-February 2016. Most of the research included in this systematic compilation made use of the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale. Read More

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July 2018
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