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Basant Kumar Panda, Itishree Nayak, Udaya S Mishra
In India, Cesarean Section (CS) rate had got doubled in the last decade, with widespread diversity across the population subgroup. Hence, this study examined the pattern, inequality and driving correlates of CS in India. The attributes that shape the inequality in CS were private health facility, followed by the richest economic status, southern region, highest education level. A substantial rise in CS in private sectors and richer section raises the apprehension as to whether commercial motive of private providers contributes to the undue rise in CS that need not necessarily be genuine...
January 13, 2020: Health Care for Women International
Ingrid Ruud Knutsen, Anita Guldahl Hansen, Veslemøy Egede-Nissen
In this study, we investigated how women struggling with long-term pelvic girdle pain after giving birth experienced and coped in their daily life. We conducted individual interviews with 9 women with pain between 3 and 26   years after giving birth. We found that pelvic girdle pain results in significant challenges, influencing women's relationships with their children, partners and wider network. The pain demands careful planning and time for rest, influences women's ability to work, and creates feelings of isolation and shame...
January 10, 2020: Health Care for Women International
Shahzadi Zain, Bismah Jameel, Mahrukh Zahid, Maryam Munir, Sujane Kandasamy, Umair Majid
Hundreds of women die daily due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Multiple programs have been developed to support efforts to reduce maternal mortality. However, no synthesis has been conducted to date that reviews the design, delivery, and impact of these initiatives in Pakistan. After conducting a systematic literature search, we found 23 articles describing interventions. We analyzed these articles for intervention characteristics. In this scoping review the authors identify the characteristics of interventions to improve maternal health services in Pakistan and priorities for future programs and research...
January 9, 2020: Health Care for Women International
Eleanor Krassen Covan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2020: Health Care for Women International
Meltem Aydın Besen, Gülay Rathfisch
It was aimed to determine the effect of continuous technique for repair of episiotomy and spontaneous tear repair compared to interrupted suture technique for perineal pain and dyspareunia. The research was completed with the total 56 cases. It was found in the research that continuous suture technique used in the perineal trauma repair resulted in less perineal pain, less analgesia need, better wound healing, shorter repair time, less material use during rest and daily activities in the early postpartum period compared to the interrupted suture technique...
January 2020: Health Care for Women International
Chimaraoke Izugbara, Frederick Murunga Wekesah, Meroji Sebany, Elizabeth Echoka, Joshua Amo-Adjei, Winstoun Muga
At the 1994 ICPD, sub-Saharan African (SSA) states pledged, inter alia , to guarantee quality post-abortion care (PAC) services. We synthesized existing research on PAC services provision, utilization and access in SSA since the 1994 ICPD. Generally, evidence on PAC is only available in a few countries in the sub-region. The available evidence however suggests that PAC constitutes a significant financial burden on public health systems in SSA; that accessibility, utilization and availability of PAC services have expanded during the period; and that worrying inequities characterize PAC services...
December 19, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Hamid Allahverdipour, Zahra Karimzadeh, Nilufar Alizadeh, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Zeinab Javadivala
Biological, physical, and psychosocial changes that occur during the aging process can negatively impact women's mental health and happiness at midlife. In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to determine the level of psychological well-being and happiness among middle-aged women in Tabriz. Data were collected from December 2017 to February 2018 by face-to-face interviews, using structured questionnaires of happiness and psychological well-being. The participants were 40-60 - year-old middle-aged women ( n   =   300) selected by clustered random sampling allocation...
December 19, 2019: Health Care for Women International
María García Rodríguez, Manuel Romero Saldaña, José Manuel Alcaide Leyva, Rafael Moreno Rojas, Guillermo Molina-Recio
The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) has been implemented to assess diabetes risk. The authors aimed in this study to determine the prediction capacity of FINDRISC for the early detection of cardiovascular diseases in women. A prevalence study was carried out on 441 women of Pueblo Libre (Peru). Anthropometric variables, blood pressure, blood glucose and comorbidity were measured and entered in FINDRISC. 4.8% of the studied women suffered from DM2, 14.3% from AHT, 33% obesity and 8.6% comorbidity. We found that FINDRISC was the best method to discriminate DM, AHT and comorbidity...
December 11, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Sungwon Park
We explored the mediating effect of a health-promoting lifestyle in the relationship between menopausal symptoms, resilience, and depression in middle-aged women. The participants in this study were 176 Korean middle-aged women. Mediation analysis was performed according to the Baron and Kenny method and using the Sobel test. There were significant correlations between the menopausal symptoms, resilience, and depression. The health-promoting lifestyle had a direct mediating effect in the relationship between menopausal symptoms and depression...
December 6, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Young Ko, Wonshik Chee, Eun-Ok Im
The authors' purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Cardiovascular Symptom Index for Midlife Women in four ethnic/racial groups of midlife women in the U.S. Data from two internet surveys were used for this secondary analysis. In the construct validity test, five factors were extracted among White and Hispanic women, while more than five factors were extracted among Asian and African American women. In the convergent validity test, all ethnic/racial groups showed similar patterns...
December 6, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Francesca Tessitore, Giorgia Margherita
We present a qualitative study exploring the subjective meanings that five female Nigerian asylum seekers hosted in Italy attributed to their pre-migratory, migratory and post-migratory experiences, with an examination in-depth of the gender identity dimensions. We developed and administered semi-structured interviews, analyzed according to the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. On the background of the identity breakdown produced by forced migration, we highlight an inadequate integration process of the gender roles of woman and mother, generating a fracture that makes women's experiences particularly fragile...
December 2, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Eleanor Krassen Covan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2019: Health Care for Women International
Tobias K Axelsson, Sofia Strid
This article explores minority migrant men's attitudes towards female genital mutilation (FGM), and how these attitudes can be used to develop strategies to engage men in the eradication of FGM. Based on interviews and focus group discussions, the article finds that men's attitudes can be enabling, disabling or neutral: the identification of and variations between these need to be taken into account when developing strategies to engage men in the eradication of FGM. There is currently a window of opportunity for involving minority migrant men in the prevention of FGM and in the challenging of a minority migrant gender regime...
November 20, 2019: Health Care for Women International
M E Aparicio-García, M D Nieto
We examined whether sexual orientation and the Conformity to Feminine Norms (CFN) were predictors of three mental health outcomes: depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. The sample comprised 690 women with different sexual orientations (heterosexual, lesbian and bisexual). Our results suggested that there were five CFN profiles related to sexual orientation, but only the former was a significant predictor of the three mental health outcomes and that women might experience different forms of CFN which in turn can differentially influence women's mental health...
November 14, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Joseph I Amuka, Fredrick O Asogwa, Romanus O Ugwuanyi, Tochukwu Onyechi
Neonatal death is child health problem which the global community seeks to reduce to the barest minimum by 2030. In 2017, sub-Sahara Africa's average neonatal death was 27 in every 1000 successful births, while Nigeria's neonatal death rate was 32.9. The researcher's objective is to propose public health policies needed to reduce neonatal death drastically in Nigeria by 2030. The researchers sourced data from World Bank between 1993 and 2015, and used ordinary least squares method of analysis because of its simplicity...
November 13, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2019: Health Care for Women International
Dilek Coşkuner Potur, Güliz Onat, Yeliz Doğan Merih
In this descriptive study, our aim was to examine the relationship between violence exposure status and personality characteristics among infertile women. The researchers collected data from 315 infertile women at an in vitro fertilization unit of the Woman and Child Disease Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul, Turkey. An introductory information form, the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised-Abbreviated Form (EPQR-A), and the Infertile Women's Exposure to Violence Determination Scale (IWEVDS) were used as data collection tools...
November 2019: Health Care for Women International
Trupti Meher, Harihar Sahoo
Many community-based studies from India have pointed out a sudden increase in the number of hysterectomy performed in the past few years. Using the data from the fourth round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), we have attempted to examine the changing trends in the preference of health care facilities and reasons for hysterectomy in India. After analyzing the data, we have found that over the years, women are moving toward private health care providers for hysterectomy, and excessive menstrual bleeding is one of the most common reasons among them...
October 31, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Teluleko Nhlonipho Maseko, Hui-Chuan Huang, Kuan Chia Lin
Our paper is a narrative synthesis of the health belief model (HBM), which was developed in the early 1950s by social psychologists Hochbaum, Rosenstock, and Kegels working in the US Public Health Services. The HBM has been adapted to explore various long- and short-term health behaviors. In this narrative synthesis, we provide the analysis of the utilization of HBM and cervical cancer screening in Africa from 2009 to 2017 and critically evaluate the HBM in the context of different African countries. We also elucidate cervical cancer screening behavior among women living in Africa through a compassionate approach...
October 28, 2019: Health Care for Women International
Tamara Iturriaga, Olga Barcelo, Ignacio Diez-Vega, Jorge Cordero, Susana Pulgar, Alvaro Fernandez-Luna, Margarita Perez-Ruiz
Physical inactivity and poor diet cause alterations in body composition, which in turn increases risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Sixty-three women from different work environments were randomly assigned to an intervention ( n  = 34) or control ( n  = 29) group. The intervention was a short-term aerobic exercise program (12 weeks) at their workplace. Participants assigned to the control group did not perform any form of physical exercise. Body composition was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)...
October 22, 2019: Health Care for Women International
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