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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30835597/carnitine-and-chromium-co-supplementation-affects-mental-health-hormonal-inflammatory-genetic-and-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Mehri Jamilian, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Elham Kavossian, Esmat Aghadavod, Elaheh Amirani, Mostafa Mahdavinia, Alireza Mafi, Zatollah Asemi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the co-administration of carnitine and chromium on mental health, hormonal, inflammatory and genetic parameters in women with PCOS. METHODS: This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted on 54 subjects, aged 18-40 years old. Subjects were randomly allocated to take either 1000 mg/d carnitine plus 200 µg/d chromium as chromium picolinate (n = 26) or placebo (n = 27) for 12 weeks...
March 5, 2019: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30829097/effects-of-a-social-media-based-support-on-premenstrual-syndrome-and-physical-activity-among-female-university-students-in-south-korea
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Su Jin Nam, Chiyoung Cha
INTRODUCTION: This study examined the effects of social-media-based support on premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and physical activity among female South Korean university students. METHODS: This quasi-experimental study with an equivalent-control-group pretest-posttest design randomly assigned 64 female students with PMS to the experimental or control group. The experimental group received social-media-based support through a smartphone application, text messaging, and e-mail for one menstrual cycle between September and December, 2016...
March 4, 2019: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30829094/using-extended-theory-of-planned-behavior-to-determine-factors-associated-with-help-seeking-behavior-of-sexual-problems-in-women-with-heart-failure-a-longitudinal-study
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Chung-Ying Lin, Anders Broström, Kristofer Årestedt, Jan Mårtensson, Elaine E Steinke, Amir H Pakpour
INTRODUCTION: This study used extended theory of planned behavior (extended TPB) to understand the underlying factors related to help-seeking behavior for sexual problems among Iranian women with heart failure (HF). METHODS: We recruited 758 women (mean age = 61.21 ± 8.92) with HF at three university-affiliated heart centers in Iran. Attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, behavioral intention, self-stigma of seeking help, perceived barriers, frequency of planning, help-seeking behavior, and sexual function were assessed at baseline...
March 4, 2019: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30784341/the-association-of-type-d-personality-and-depression-with-infertility-in-women
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Esra Nur Tola, Serenat Eris Yalcin, Nadiye Dugan, Baha Oral
PURPOSE: Type D personality-defined as the presence of two personality characters, namely negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI)-is associated with various disorders. The 14-item Type D Scale (DS14), which consists of NA and SI subscales, can be used for the detection of the presence of Type D personality. The aim of our study was to investigate the association of Type D personality and depression with infertility in women. METHOD: A total of 324 women, 168 primary unexplained infertile women (92 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and 76 undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment) and 156 fertile controls were recruited...
February 20, 2019: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30747020/correction
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February 12, 2019: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30624142/preterm-birth-disparities-between-states-in-the-united-states-an-opportunity-for-public-health-interventions
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Margaret H Bublitz, Marshall Carpenter, Ghada Bourjeily
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between statelevel characteristics and state-level preterm birth rates. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective ecological cross-sectional study using statelevel data from 2013 to 2014 extracted from publicly available sources -the March of Dimes PeriStats database, the U.S. Census Bureau, the US Department of Education, and the US Department of Justice. RESULTS: State-level preterm birth rates correlated with the following state characteristics: poverty rate, obesity rate, percentage of non-Hispanic Black women residents, smoking rate, percent of C - section deliveries, percent of births to women <20 years old, pregnancies receiving late/no prenatal care, and violent crimes per capita...
January 9, 2019: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30624134/anxiety-and-depression-symptoms-in-infertile-men-during-their-first-infertility-evaluation-visit
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Borbála Eszter Hegyi, Zoltan Kozinszky, Attila Badó, Edina Dombi, Gábor Németh, Norbert Pásztor
OBJECTIVE: To assess the psychological condition of men at the start of the infertility work-up. METHODS: Men seeking an infertility evaluation for the first time were recruited. Depression and anxiety symptoms and subjective psychological burden were assessed with the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and a visual analog scale (VAS). RESULTS: Data from 113 patients were analyzed. The mean age of the patients was 33...
January 9, 2019: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30892149/involving-fathers-in-maternal-and-child-health-are-we-there-yet
#8
Linda McGowan, Julie Quinlivan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2019: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676194/why-nutrition-should-be-the-first-prescription
#9
Julie A Quinlivan, Linda McGowan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30489173/-so-what-happens-next-exploring-the-psychological-and-emotional-impact-of-anti-mullerian-hormone-testing
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Yvonne O'Brien, Caroline Kelleher, Mary Wingfield
RESEARCH QUESTION: Significant medical benefits could be derived from universal AMH screening for women in their mid to late twenties. We aimed to investigate the psychological and emotional responses of women to being informed of their anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) result with a view to informing the possible introduction of universal AMH screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective qualitative study using semi-structured in-depth interviews of women attending a reproductive medicine clinic who had ovarian reserve testing performed via measurement of serum AMH levels, as part of their gynecological investigations...
November 29, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30398410/muscle-and-joint-pains-in-middle-aged-women-are-associated-with-insomnia-and-low-grip-strength-a-cross-sectional-study
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Masakazu Terauchi, Tamami Odai, Asuka Hirose, Kiyoko Kato, Mihoko Akiyoshi, Naoyuki Miyasaka
BACKGROUND: Although muscle and joint pains are among the most common symptoms in menopausal transition, their underlying mechanisms are not precisely known. This study aimed to investigate the factors associated with myalgia and arthralgia in middle-aged women. METHODS: We analyzed in a cross-sectional manner the first-visit records of 305 Japanese women aged 40-59 years who enrolled in a health and nutrition education program at a menopause clinic. The prevalence of muscle and joint pains was estimated according to the participants' responses to the Menopausal Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire...
November 6, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30398405/body-image-personality-profiles-and-alexithymia-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos
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Elisabetta Scaruffi, Isabella Giulia Franzoi, Cristina Civilotti, Fanny Guglielmucci, Luana La Marca, Michela Tomelini, Fabio Veglia, Antonella Granieri
AIM: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine-metabolic disorder. It affects women's physical well-being and leads to great psychological distress. Indeed, women with PCOS show a compromised quality of life as well as impaired emotional well-being. The aim of this study is to assess personality characteristics, body image and alexithymia in women with PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 59 women with PCOS and 38 healthy controls were administered the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS), the Body Uneasiness Test (BUT) and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2)...
November 6, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30324846/moving-toward-a-better-understanding-of-the-experience-and-measurement-of-breastfeeding-related-pain
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Kimberley T Jackson, Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy, Tara Mantler
PURPOSE: Despite how commonly breastfeeding-related pain is experienced in the postpartum period, and its frequent implication in breastfeeding cessation, this unique type of pain is not well evaluated nor assessed. The purpose of this study was to gain a comprehensive description and understanding of breastfeeding-related pain among postpartum breastfeeding women. METHODS: This study employed a mixed methods approach using a descriptive-interpretive qualitative approach, in addition to administering the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire, second version, to comprehensively gain both quantitative and qualitative descriptors of breastfeeding-related pain...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30230402/the-effects-of-fish-oil-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-mental-health-parameters-and-metabolic-status-of-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mehrdad Amini, Fereshteh Bahmani, Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Zahra Vahedpoor, Amir Ghaderi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Hassan Karbassizadeh, Zatollah Asemi
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of fish oil omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on mental health parameters and metabolic status of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 60 women with PCOS, aged 18-40 years old. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups to receive either 2 × 1000 mg/day fish oil omega-3 fatty acid (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) after lunch for 12 weeks...
September 19, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30204531/postpartum-psychological-distress-after-emergency-team-response-during-childbirth
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R Gina Silverstein, Michael Centore, Andrea Pollack, Gabrielle Barrieau, Priya Gopalan, Grace Lim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a protocol determining the relationship between emergency team response (ETR) during childbirth and acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. METHODS: In a prospective, observational, cohort design, women experiencing ETR during childbirth were approached and recruited on postpartum day-1 and followed for six weeks. Demographics, obstetric and birth characteristics, ASD scores and PTSD scores (by Impact of Events Scale, IES and PCL-civilian) were recorded...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30204522/approaches-to-the-prevention-of-postnatal-depression-and-anxiety-a-review-of-the-literature
#16
Amy Mahdi, Melanie Dembinsky, Katie Bristow, Pauline Slade
INTRODUCTION: Poor maternal mental health during the perinatal period has been shown to have potentially long-lasting effects for mother and child. In recognition of this, maternal mental health is receiving increased attention from political and healthcare organizations, with a growing focus on preventing the onset of common mental health disorders. OBJECTIVE: The objective for this review is to provide an update of randomized controlled trials examining the use of interventions targeted to prevent the onset of postnatal depression and anxiety in nondiagnostic populations with universal or selected samples...
September 11, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30175648/effectiveness-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-cbt-in-improving-the-quality-of-life-and-psychological-fatigue-in-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Leila Abdollahi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Jalil Kheyradin Babapour, Mozhdeh Mohammadi
INTRODUCTION: Given the increasing prevalence of complications caused by the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) such as medical and psychological problems and also the chronicity of this disease, patients with the PCOS tend to experience lower quality of life and greater psychological fatigue similar to other patients with chronic diseases. This study was conducted to determine the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on the quality of life and psychological fatigue in women with the PCOS...
September 3, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30230423/working-towards-developing-evidence-based-psychosocial-interventions-to-promote-health-and-wellbeing-in-pregnancy
#18
Linda McGowan, Julie Quinlivan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/28447499/is-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-more-of-a-strain-regarding-satisfaction-with-marital-quality-for-male-or-female-partners-a-three-year-follow-up-study
#19
Stina Järvholm, Ann Thurin-Kjellberg, Malin Broberg
INTRODUCTION: Men and women with a hereditary genetic disease are faced with different options when they plan to become parents. One is pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) which is a combination of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and genetic analysis of the embryo before implantation. The present study focuses on how men and women planning for PGD experience the quality of marital satisfaction when they apply for treatment and again, three years later. METHODS: The study was a prospective cohort study where all couples (n = 22) applying for PGD during 2010 and 2011 were eligible...
September 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30111227/parenting-and-perinatal-depression-meeting-women-s-needs
#20
Amritha Bhat, Theresa Hoeft, Erin McCoy, Jurgen Unutzer, Susan D Reed
INTRODUCTION: Symptoms of depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period can negatively impact parenting. It is important to understand the parenting experiences of women with depression, and what parenting support they need. METHODS: This is a mixed methods analysis of data (demographic data, depression outcomes, patient survey results, and transcripts of patient and care manager focus groups) from an open treatment trial of the feasibility of delivering perinatal depression treatment using collaborative care in a rural obstetric setting...
August 15, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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