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Berrak Mizrak Sahin, Nebahat Ozerdogan, Kazım Ozdamar, Elif Gursoy
Researchers aim to adapt the breastfeeding motivation scale and to determine the effect of socio-demographic characteristics, obstetric properties and breastfeeding status on type of breastfeeding motivation. The study sample consisted of 250 mothers those who were primiparious. We recorded the telephone numbers of mothers staying in the Postpartum Services of the hospitals and applied data collection tools by home visits at eighth week postnatal. The autonomous motivations of the mothers who were exclusively breastfeeding their babies were higher than those partially breastfeeding...
May 29, 2019: Health Care for Women International
William F McCool, Heather Marie Bradford
Despite numerous scholarly attempts to understand and improve the health outcomes of childbearing in highly technical, developed countries, a theoretical and methodological deficit persists in regard to capturing a woman and her newborn's intrapartal experience. In an effort to construct a criterion measure and research tool that is not limited to one or two aspects of the labor and delivery experience, the authors created the Labor and Delivery Outcome Scale (LDOS). The LDOS survey was mailed to a nationwide, random sample of 1500 experienced U...
May 29, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Jaya Gupta, Myra Betron, Jane Brown, Rosemary Morgan
In this paper, a case is made for mainstreaming gender into global women's health programming and policies. The potential implications of conflating "gender" with "women'" in the design and evaluation of women's health programming are first considered. HIV/AIDS case studies are then used to depict examples of (a) where gender has been well integrated and (b) where policies fall short of gender mainstreaming. Finally, practical approaches to mainstream gender in a meaningful way into the design and evaluation of women's health programming and policies are provided for practitioners and researchers...
May 20, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Paul E Nevin, Magaly Blas, Angela Bayer, Marina Angelica Chiappe Gutierrez, Deepa Rao, Yamilé Molina
Peruvian women experience high mortality from reproductive cancers, partially due to suboptimal cancer care utilization and experiences. In this qualitative study, we examined factors contributing to positive cancer care experiences. Our sample included 11 cancer patients and 27 cancer providers who attended the First International Cancer Symposium survivorship conference in Lima, Peru in 2015. We conducted thematic analysis. Emergent themes revealed that, for patients, individualized empathic care by providers was an important facilitator to positive cancer care experiences...
May 15, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Myriam Denov, Antonio Piolanti
We explored the reality of mothers of children born of rape during the Rwandan genocide, particularly as it related to psychological well-being, stigma, recovery, and discussed relevant issues for mental health and psycho-social support interventions. Forty-four mothers participated in semi-structured qualitative interviews. Participants reported long-term psychological impacts resulting from sexual violence. Stigmatization and rejection from family and community aggravated psychological distress and affected their capacity to recover...
May 14, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Binita Desai, Jayendrakumar K Kosambiya, Bharat Patel, Apurva Barve, Ambuj Kumar, Kristen J Wells
In this qualitative study, we investigated knowledge about reproductive tract infections (RTIs) and commercial sex work among female textile workers of Surat, India. We analyzed data from three focus groups conducted with 18 women using content analysis. Participants had some knowledge about the symptoms of RTIs; however, they had limited knowledge about RTI prevention, transmission, and treatment. None used condoms consistently for RTI prevention. The women attributed economic hardship as one of the main reasons for engaging in commercial sex work...
May 14, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Sophie M Morse, Michele R Decker
Colombia has an extensive policy framework to address violence against women. In this qualitative study the authors address the health system and policy response to sexual violence in Bogotá. Interviews were conducted with doctors, nurses, and social workers (n = 46) in emergency departments at public hospitals in Bogotá in 2015, and were analyzed for thematic content. Key findings were compared with district and national policies and 2013 WHO clinical and policy guidelines. Most providers exhibited sensitivity towards victims, but reported inadequate capacity building, undermining policy implementation...
May 14, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Shamsun Nahar, Cecilia Mengo
Women disproportionately confront disparate barriers in accessing reproductive health services across the world. We used qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis (QIMS) to explore cultural barriers that women face in reproductive health decision making and access to reproductive health services in developing countries of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Our findings indicated that experience with domestic violence, son preference, and lack of financial independence were some of the crucial obstacles that women face to enjoy reproductive rights...
May 14, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Adebola Adegboyega, Mollie Aleshire, Mark Dignan, Jennifer Hatcher
Sub-Saharan African immigrant (SSAI) men have significant influence on the health-seeking behavior including cervical cancer screening uptake by their female partners/wives. We conducted a qualitative descriptive study with 21 SSAI men to explore knowledge, perceptions, and support related to cervical screening. Participants were aged 36 ± 9 years, college educated (88%), and 53% have lived in the U.S. > 5 years. Three themes emerged; inadequate cervical cancer knowledge, willingness and strategies for support, and shared versus autonomous decision making for screening...
May 14, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Adi Noy, Orit Taubman-Ben-Ari, Iris Morag, Jacob Kuint
In this study, the researchers examined, from an attachment theory perspective, changes in mothers' (n = 707) perception of the marital relationship over the course of the two years following childbirth. We found a decline in perceived quality of mothers' marital relationship over time, as well as several significant associations between birth circumstances (assisted reproductive technology, first/non-first baby), insecure attachment, and certain forms of support from the grandmothers on the one hand, and marital quality immediately after childbirth and over time on the other...
May 2, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Iwona Malicka, Justyna Hanuszkiewicz, Marek Woźniewski
Physical activity (PA) is an important element of healthy lifestyle, plays a major part in primary and secondary prevention of environmental illness. We examined the level of PA over a period of 7 days using Silva ex3 Connect pedometers in women after breast cancer treatment (BCT). Participants were selected from rural areas with restricted access to recreational and rehabilitative services. Women post BCT exhibited a low level of PA, though not deviating significantly from that of healthy women of the same age...
April 29, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Gloria Peel Giarratano, Veronica Barcelona, Jane Savage, Emily Harville
The health and well-being of pregnant women during and after natural disasters remains an international concern. In this mixed methods study we described pregnant women's mental health, psychosocial concerns and sources of stress living in New Orleans during long term recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Our survey of 402 pregnant women indicated poor social support was associated with higher levels of depression symptomology, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and stress. Women were interviewed and described seven common areas of worry...
April 26, 2019: Health Care for Women International
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June 2019: Health Care for Women International
Eleanor Krassen Covan, Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock
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May 2019: Health Care for Women International
Lyndsay Crump
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May 2019: Health Care for Women International
Favorite Iradukunda
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. We identified more than 50 types of tabooed food during pregnancy with examples such as fresh meat, eggs, and different varieties of fruits and vegetables. While observing food taboos may predispose women to poor nutrition outcomes, some taboos could potentially protect women against unhealthy eating habits...
April 18, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Virginia Zweigenthal, Anna Strebel, Jo Hunter-Adams
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. Participants knew arguments in favor of and against breast and formula-feeding, but in practice, mixed feeding occurred early after birth...
April 17, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Dipa Sharma Gautam, Gesine Hearn
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. Interviews revealed that lack of cultural and economic capital, unequal domestic and economic burden, and gender and caste discrimination impact the use of prenatal care. The use of prenatal care might be improved by informing women about free services and incentives, better access and transportation, and heightened sensitivity to the situation of these women...
April 16, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Fernanda Gontijo Araújo, Gustavo Velasquez-Melendez, Mariana Santos Felisbino-Mendes
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. Our results highlight the need for early interventions in lifestyle of this population to reduce the NCDs risk factors burden and potentially contribute to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes and reduce the NCDs load...
April 15, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Alexandra J Hawkey, Jane M Ussher, Janette Perz
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...
April 15, 2019: Health Care for Women International
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