International Journal of

Womens Health and WellnessISSN: 2474-1353

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510090

Relationship of Socioeconomic Status Indicators to Obesity in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Middle-Aged Women: A Population Study

Shirley AA Beresford, Deborah J Bowen, Alyson J Littman, Denise L Albano, KC Gary Chan, Shelby L Langer, Wendy E Barrington and Donald L Patrick

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 28, 2019

Obesity rates differ between Hispanic and White (non-Hispanic) women in the United States, with higher rates among Hispanic women. Socioeconomic processes contribute to this disparity both at the individual and the environmental level. Understanding these complex relationships requires multilevel analyses within cohorts of women that have a shared environment. In population-based samples of Hispanic and White (non-Hispanic) women from the same neighborhoods, we evaluated within each ethnic group...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510089

Development of In Vitro Fertilization, a Very Important Part of Human Reproductive Medicine, in the Last 40 Years

Marte Myhre Reigstad and Ritsa Storeng

Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: February 22, 2019

It is estimated that, worldwide, over 8 million babies are born following infertility treatment with in vitro fertilization (IVF) since the birth of world's first IVF baby 40 years ago. Recent estimates suggest that by year 2100, 400 million individuals or 3% of the world population may be alive as a result of IVF and other fertility treatments. The developments within infertility treatment using techniques and procedures that evolved from initially animal and lately human research are enormous....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510088

Level of Maternal Satisfaction and its Determinants at Health Facilities in Mizan-Aman Town, Ethiopia: Cross Sectional Study

Teklemariam Ergat Yarinbab, Wasihun Adraro Ambo, Tariku Regea and Addisu G/Mariam

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 04, 2019

Maternal satisfaction on institutional delivery service is the most frequently reported indicator in the evaluation of the quality of maternity services. While increasing service availability and maintaining acceptable quality standards, it is important to assess maternal satisfaction with care in order to make it more responsive and culturally acceptable, ultimately leading to enhanced utilization and improved outcomes. Maternal satisfaction determines the level of institutional delivery servic...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510087

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: What Crucial Information can Imaging Add to the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis?

William M McGarry and Sonya Bhole

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 03, 2019

Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease, with many distinct subtypes having extremely different presentations, biological aggressiveness, and response to therapy. Triple-negative breast cancer is a subtype with significant clinical implications because of its poor prognosis and aggressive behavior. It has distinct imaging features, often presenting as a mass with typically benign features on mammography and ultrasound and more suspicious findings on magnetic resonance imaging. Triple-negative b...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510083

Effects of Premenstrual Syndrome Related Psychiatric Disorder on Physical and Mental Health Status of Adolescents- A Short Review

Zeng Haoran, Li Xiang Ning and Swapna Boddu

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 24, 2018

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder in adolescents in the reproductive age and share features with a number of psychiatric disorders. Moreover, it has a negative impact on emotions and their performances. Since many factors influence the development of this syndrome, we sought to examine and analyze the various social, behavioral, physical and psychological issues associated with PMS in this short review. Moreover, through this study, we recommend the need to have an effective healt...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510082

Mothers and Pediatricians: Self-Power Versus Knowledge

Simone De Carvalho and Jose Martins Filho

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 19, 2018

Data collection was realized through a questionnaire sent to participants via e-mail and recorded the interview. A total of 200 mothers from a virtual community in the social network participated in the research. The answers were transcribed using the Discourse of the Collective Subject method. The analysis was supported by the qualitative research perspective, from the Social Representation Theory. The following categories were obtained through data analysis: (1) Being prepared to discuss pedia...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510080

Neonatal and Maternal Short-Term Outcome after Emergency Caesarean Section in Comparison to Elective and Second Stage Caesareans: Results of A Retrospective 10-Year Survey

Staboulidou I, Beslic J, Kuehnle E, v Kaisenberg C, Hillemanns P and Schippert C

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 27, 2018

The aim was to compare the neonatal and maternal short-term outcome after an emergency caesarean to the outcome after an elective and after a second stage c-section. A possible impact of the weekday and time of the day as well as the incision-to-closure time within the overall collective and the decision-to-delivery time regarding emergency caesareans on neonatal and maternal outcomes was examined. In the majority of cases a decision-to-delivery time of 20 minutes in a clinic with Level I care i...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510079

Insight into Audit Reports on the Causes of Maternal Deaths in Poor Health Settings: The Case of North Kivu Province in Democratic Republic of Congo

Woolf Kapiteni, Celestin Mamba and Justin N Kadima

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 17, 2018

Maternal mortality is a major public health problem in the world and particularly in developing countries. Understanding the causes and responsibilities remain capital when action is needed by policymakers and practitioners or by caregivers. The objective was to analyze audit data reported on maternal deaths and highlight the major causes of mortality as well as responsibilities. We analyzed 48 cases of maternal deaths that were reported to the health information bureau of the province of North ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510078

Postnatal Care Service Utilization and Associated Factors among Mothers Who Delivered in Shebe Sombo Woreda, Jimma Zone, Ethiopia

Fantaye Chemir, Melkamu Gelan and Makeda Sinaga

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

Postnatal care is a critical period for both mothers and newborns survival. But, post-natal care is yet neglected; little attention and an effort have been paid by health care providers and policy makers in developing countries. Post-natal care service utilization is still low and maternal mortality rate is high. However, studies on postnatal care service utilization and associated factors are lacking in the study setting. Therefore, the aim of this study is to assess postnatal care service util...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510077

Health Beliefs as Predictors of Breast Self-Examination Behavior

Fatemeh Mousavi, Parisa Shojaei and Sam Homasan

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 29, 2018

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the frequency of getting such health screenings as breast self-examination among a group of women and to identify the role of health beliefs in predicting breast self-examination (BSE). The data were collected from a convenience sample of 225 women covered of the clinics in northwest of Tehran. The participants completed the demographic questions and Champion Health Beliefs Scale (CHBS) designed to measure patients' perception on breast self-ex...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510076

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Related to Pap Smear Test among Iranian Women

Fatemeh Mousavi, Parisa Shojaei and Hoda Aryan

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: August 24, 2018

The Pap smear is a reliable, inexpensive and effective screening test for cervical cancer; the second most common cancer among women worldwide. We aimed to determine women's knowledge, attitudes and practice towards Pap smear in women live at the northwest of Tehran city. This study, was carried out on 334 outpatient Iranian women in winter 2018. A questionnaire including demographic characteristics (10 questions), knowledge (10 questions), attitudes (5 questions) and practice (2 questions) towa...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510075

Guidelines for Management of Analgesics after Caesarean Section: Cognitive Survey

Eleonora Storti, Silvia Vaccari, Raffaele Bruno, Alba Ricchi, Jessica Buffagni and Isabella Neri

Article Type: Clinical Trial | First Published: August 18, 2018

The term puerperium is used to indicate a time span that varies from six to eight weeks after childbirth, necessary for the woman's body to return to the conditions it was in before the pregnancy. Independently of its actual duration, the puerperium is a very delicate phase of the woman's life, with possible physical and psychological implications. What characterises this period is also the experience of pain. It is therefore important that all health workers who follow the woman at this particu...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510074

Determinants of Risky Sexual Behaviors among Students of Mizan Aman College of Health Science, Southwest Ethiopia: Cross- Sectional Study

Teklemariam Ergat Yarinbab, Nega Yimer Tawi, Israel Darkiab, Fikadu Debele and Wasihun Adraro Ambo

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 18, 2018

Risky sexual behavior is a behavior related to sexuality which increases the susceptibility of an individual to reproductive health problems like Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs), unwanted pregnancy, abortion and psychological distress. Young people's are at higher risk of practicing risky sexual behaviors due to their risk taking behavior. The rate of risky sexual behaviors is increasing in developing countries. Therefore, the aim of this study was to the determinants of risky sexual behavi...

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