Improving Intimate Partner Violence Screening In A Women’S Health Practice Through Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Screening Tool, 2023 University of Nebraska Medical Center
Improving Intimate Partner Violence Screening In A Women’S Health Practice Through Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Screening Tool, Jasmine Weber
Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects: College of Nursing
The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement intimate partner violence screening in an outpatient women’s health clinic with no prior screening process in place. Current recommendations are to screen all reproductive age women for intimate partner violence 6 . During a three-month period 170 patients out of 260 eligible patients were screened using the HARK screening tool, 7 of those patients screened positive and were offered referrals to social work. While universal IPV screening was not achieved, a screening rate of 64% is a remarkable improvement from an apparent absence of screening prior to project implementation.
The Effects Of Night Shift Work On Heart, Gut, And Reproductive Health, A Systematic Review, 2023 University of the Pacific
The Effects Of Night Shift Work On Heart, Gut, And Reproductive Health, A Systematic Review, Courtney Grayson, Preeti Oza
Pacific Journal of Health
Night shift work, a commonplace in today’s society, creates a variety of health-related challenges for individuals who participate in it. Often, the only adverse health effects discussed in relation to night shift work are sleep dysfunction and mental health issues. This systematic review examined the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and fertility health effects that plague individuals working night shift. The goal of this work is to illuminate these lesser known, but equally important, health effects in an effort to bring awareness to the issues. By educating night shift workers and health care providers of the acute risks associated with this type of …
Exploring The Mental Health Experience Of Perinatal Military Spouses Based In Sigonella, Italy, 2023 University of Nebraska Medical Center
Exploring The Mental Health Experience Of Perinatal Military Spouses Based In Sigonella, Italy, Lyndsey Dannenberg
The perinatal period can have a profound impact on the mental health of women, their infants, and their families, especially when it comes to depression and anxiety disorders. This study aims to delve into the experiences of perinatal mental health among military spouses stationed overseas, on Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, and contribute to the limited research on active-duty military spouses and their perinatal mental health while stationed overseas. The research uses a qualitative phenomenological approach, seeking to provide valuable insights into the lived experiences of military spouses and their perinatal mental health. Risk factors associated with perinatal mental illness …
Stigma And Mothers Using Opioids, 2023 Utah State University
Stigma And Mothers Using Opioids, Amelia Van Komen, Maren Wright Voss, Amy Campbell
All Current Publications
Parenting and pregnancy in the context of substance use is a complicated topic. Many public health officials, social workers, policy makers, and community members want to provide effective support and treatment for the child and for the parent. But when stigma, prejudice, or misinformation occur, parents who use substances can be exposed to added barriers to accessing care and support. This fact sheet addresses solutions to these barriers.
Barriers To Early Detection In Women Experiencing A Postpartum Hemorrhage: An Integrative Review, 2023 Kennesaw State University
Barriers To Early Detection In Women Experiencing A Postpartum Hemorrhage: An Integrative Review, Katie Ragsdale
Master of Science in Nursing Final Projects
Aim: The aim of this integrative review is to explore barriers to early detection in women experiencing postpartum hemorrhage.
Background: Women in the United States are more likely to die from childbirth complications than any other women living in other developed countries. Despite advances in maternity care, postpartum hemorrhage is the cause of nearly 70,000 maternal deaths every year, comparable to one woman dying of postpartum hemorrhage blood loss every eight minutes. Most maternal deaths are avoidable, as the solutions to prevent and manage these deadly complications are well known. Risk factors, assessment tools, causes, interventions, and outcomes are …
Community Health Workers, Stress Reduction, And Racial Equity In Infant Vitality, 2023 Bowling Green State University
Community Health Workers, Stress Reduction, And Racial Equity In Infant Vitality, Justin Rex
ICS Fellow Lectures
How can communities help mothers reduce stress during pregnancy and provide the social supports that contribute to infant vitality? This talk presented findings from an evaluation of the Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB program, a nationally recognized best practice program model that pairs at-risk mothers with community health workers (CHWs) who connect mothers to services that reduce pregnancy risks. The talk included stories from mothers and CHWs about the challenges and stresses they face as well as data from interviews and surveys that quantify the impact CHWs have for reducing mothers' stress and providing supports that help mothers and their children …
Informative Material For Patient Empowerment In Sensitive Situations, 2023 Ariel University
Informative Material For Patient Empowerment In Sensitive Situations, Iris Reychav, Lin Zhu, Avi Parush, Roger Mchaney, Daphne R. Raban, Amy Lauren Shapira, Rami Moshonov
Patient Experience Journal
Women diagnosed with HPV face a hard-to-understand disease that may impact their psychological and physical health and may pose challenges communicating with healthcare providers in sensitive settings. We posit patient empowerment through targeted educational materials can improve sensitive communication and lead to better health outcomes. This study measured the impact of a patient-empowerment process used in a gynecology clinic for HPV patients to improve sensitive communication during medical-related meetings and on subsequent patient empowerment outcomes. The empowerment process was based on expert-vetted informative material made accessible in the physician’s waiting room on tablet devices. Communication between physicians and patients was …
An Educational Program To Improve African American Women’S Knowledge And Self Efficiency In Seeking Treatment For Endometrial Cancer, 2023 Abilene Christian University
An Educational Program To Improve African American Women’S Knowledge And Self Efficiency In Seeking Treatment For Endometrial Cancer, Lauren Elise Rosenthall
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
In the United States, there is a significant difference in the survival rate for endometrial cancer for African American women when compared to women of other ethnic groups, specifically White women. There is supporting evidence that supports that morbidity and mortality rates for endometrial cancer increase if diagnosed in later stages. There are many contributing factors to a patient receiving an early diagnosis of a disease. One of the key determinants to early diagnosis of endometrial cancer is understanding risk factors, and what symptoms require further evaluation. An educational program was developed to identify knowledge deficits in the African American …
Alcopops Disproportionately Consumed By Minors In Sexual Assault Cases, 2023 University of North Texas Health Science Center
Alcopops Disproportionately Consumed By Minors In Sexual Assault Cases, Matthew E. Rossheim, Kwynn M. Gonzalez-Pons, Kayla Tillett, Ryan D. Treffers, Pamela J. Trangenstein, Jennifer Lerch, Faye Taxman, Kaylin Greene, Cassidy Loparco, David H. Jernigan
Health Behavior Research
Alcohol is present in a large proportion of sexual assault cases. However, research largely overlooks the role that providing alcoholic beverages – particularly those with high-alcohol- content and/or whose flavors mask the taste of alcohol – may have in making young people more vulnerable to being assaulted. This research is especially important given the rise in the availability of sugar-sweetened alcopops and their high-alcohol-content counterparts “supersized alcopops,” which contain up to 5.5 standard alcoholic drinks. In the current study, we examined whether alcopops and supersized alcopops, relative to beer, were involved in disproportionately more sexual assault cases involving victims who …
Mountain West State Health System Rankings, 2023, 2023 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mountain West State Health System Rankings, 2023, Julia Salangsang, Ivan Sun, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown Jr.
This fact sheet presents data from the “2023 Scorecard on State Health System Performance” published by The Commonwealth Fund. The original report includes data from all 50 states and measures health system performance based on health care access, quality, use of services, costs, health disparities, reproductive care and women’s health, and health outcomes.
"We Are The Living Dead": The Gendered Impacts Of Open-Pit Mining In The Dominican Republic, 2023 Western University
"We Are The Living Dead": The Gendered Impacts Of Open-Pit Mining In The Dominican Republic, Klaire Gain
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Despite a rhetorical commitment to enhancing community well-being, Canadian mining corporations have a history marked by ecological degradation and human rights violations, with women experience disproportionately negative impacts. While Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is a desired topography for open-pit mining, the geographical area of the Dominican Republic has been largely absent from the literature. As such, this dissertation, rooted in decolonial ecofeminism, enacted a critical narrative inquiry with 7 women from the Dominican Republic to explore the gendered impacts of open-pit mining on their health and well-being.
This thesis is composed of six chapters, with chapter one introducing …
Intimate Partner Violence, Mental Health Services And The Covid-19 Pandemic In Ontario: What Are The Differences, If Any, In Mental Health Service Accessibility And Service Satisfaction During Covid-19 Between Women In Abusive Relationships And Women In Non-Abusive Relationships?, 2023 Western University
Intimate Partner Violence, Mental Health Services And The Covid-19 Pandemic In Ontario: What Are The Differences, If Any, In Mental Health Service Accessibility And Service Satisfaction During Covid-19 Between Women In Abusive Relationships And Women In Non-Abusive Relationships?, Nokuzola Ncube
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Introduction: Intimate partner violence (IPV) increased during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada as a result of increased economic pressures and social isolation brought on by stay-at home orders. During the COVID-19 pandemic, women experiencing IPV experienced declines in mental health conditions and unique difficulties in accessing mental health services amid closures, shifts in service delivery, and inconsistent availabilities.
Methods: An online survey was administered to 44 women living in Ontario (23 who had not experienced IPV and 16 who had not) to explore their satisfaction and access to mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Descriptive statistics were used to …
“We Have To Improve Our Culture About This”: Family Planning Decision-Making Among Women And Men Living In Florence, Italy, Alyssa Amidei, Taylor Raff, Andrea L. Demaria
Health Behavior Research
The male condom is the most widely used family planning method in Italy and Southern Europe. Most family planning research is focused on women and, therefore, could be missing significant gender differences in behavior, as male partners play a critical role in decision-making and pregnancy prevention. This study aimed to explore attitudes toward contraceptive methods, including decision-making and desired improvements related to family planning in Italy. Semi- structured interviews with 42 men and women aged 18–50 years (29.1±7.9) living in or near Florence, Italy, were conducted between May and June 2019. Techniques from thematic analysis allowed for a constant comparative …
The Reversal Of Roe Vs. Wade And Its Effect On Contraception Access In The U.S., 2023 The University of Maine
The Reversal Of Roe Vs. Wade And Its Effect On Contraception Access In The U.S., Jessica Dupler, Abby Enck
Non-Thesis Student Work
Over the past year, there has been a shift in the United States healthcare system following the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade. This shift has caused a burden to fall on contraceptive use across states that either prohibited abortion or permitted it. This information poses the following question: In women of reproductive age living in the U.S., has the reversal of Roe v. Wade impacted birth control access in U.S. states with limited abortion rights compared to U.S. states that do not limit abortions over the past year? A literature search was conducted on CINAHL, PubMed, and Google …
The Parenting Education Needs Of Aboriginal Women Experiencing Incarceration, 2023 University of South Australia
The Parenting Education Needs Of Aboriginal Women Experiencing Incarceration, Belinda J. Lovell, Mary Steen, Angela Brown, Karen Glover, Adrian Esterman
Journal of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
The aim of this study was to listen to the voices of women experiencing incarceration and understand their parenting education needs. This paper reports on data from focus group interviews with 13 Aboriginal women in prison. The data were analysed using reflexive thematic analysis, creating five themes: (1) working towards a positive self; (2) communication (3) parenting from a distance; (4) jumping through hoops to get connected; and (5) connecting with Aboriginal cultures. The women were seeking guidance and clarity about the Child Protection system and how to regain child custody. Many women were wanting to invest in self-care and …
Social Supports For Adolescent And Young Adult Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients: A Scoping Review, 2023 Western University
Social Supports For Adolescent And Young Adult Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients: A Scoping Review, Caitlin E. Mungall
Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards (WLURAs)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic disorder with negative health consequences for millions of women. The paucity of research regarding interventions targeting the psychosocial symptoms of PCOS for adolescents and young adults (AYAs), susceptible to low self-esteem and depression, warranted this review. This paper provides an overview of research on the social supports currently available for AYAs and identifies areas where further research is required to elucidate their support needs. A scoping review methodology identified 15 studies that met inclusion criteria. Findings revealed that this is an emerging field of research and most included studies originated in North America. …
Variation In Functional Pelvic Tilt In Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty With Acetabular Dysplasia, 2023 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Variation In Functional Pelvic Tilt In Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty With Acetabular Dysplasia, Myung-Jin Cha, Joel Wells, Yin Xi, Avneesh Chhabra
Purpose: It is important to clarify the link between acetabular dysplasia and pelvic tilt to optimize surgical planning and postoperative outcomes. We sought to investigate functional pelvic tilt in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty with acetabular dysplasia.
Materials & Methods: From 2014 to 2020, pre-operative AP Pelvis X-rays, CT scans, and other patient-specific data such as pelvic tilt, lumbar lordotic angle, etc were collected as part of surgical planning for total hip arthroplasty. From this database, we investigated 678 female patients under the age of 50 that had undergone preoperative standing AP pelvis X-rays. Analysis was performed by investigating how …
Multilevel Community Engagement To Inform A Randomized Clinical Trial, 2023 Thomas Jefferson University
Multilevel Community Engagement To Inform A Randomized Clinical Trial, Kirby L. Wycoff, Jabina G. Coleman, Christine M. Santoro, Leah L. Zullig, Niesha Darden, Porsche M. Holland, Jane F. Cruice, Shukriyyah Mitchell, Michelle Smith, Saleemah J. Mcneil, Sharon J. Herring
Counseling and Behavioral Health Faculty Papers
OBJECTIVE: To explore how patients, community-based perinatal support professionals, and health system clinicians and staff perceived facilitators and barriers to implementation of a randomized clinical trial (RCT) designed to optimize Black maternal heart health.
METHODS: This article describes the formative work that we believed needed to occur before the start of the Change of H.E.A.R.T (Here for Equity, Advocacy, Reflection and Transformation) RCT. We used a qualitative, descriptive design and community-based, participatory approach, the latter of which allowed our team to intentionally focus on avoiding harm and equalizing power dynamics throughout the research process. Data were collected between November 2021 …
Complex Gynecology Clinic, 2023 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Complex Gynecology Clinic, Saul D. Rivas, Elissa Serapio, Tony Ogburn, John Ronnau, Alejandra Vega, Angela Tanguma, Andrea K. Contreras
Purpose: The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Complex Gynecology Clinic aims to reduce the shortage of women’s primary care providers in rural and medically underserved communities. The Complex Gynecologic clinic provides high quality- evidence based care to women at low or no cost regardless of immigration status, socioeconomic status, educational attainment, and age who might otherwise be unable to receive much needed care in other sites in the RGV.
Description: Some of the services offered, via grant funding, include preventive services such as well women exams, cervical cancer screening, and family planning. As well as work up and treatment for …
Quality Of Nutritional Care During Pregnancy: Folic Acid And Vitamin D Supplementation, 2023 Universidad Iberoamericana - Mexico
Quality Of Nutritional Care During Pregnancy: Folic Acid And Vitamin D Supplementation, Isabel Omaña-Guzmán, Monica Ancira-Moreno, Cecilia Pérez-Navarro, Sonia Hernández-Cordero, Soraya Burrola Méndez, Eric Monterrubio-Flores, Arturo Bautista Morales, Omar Acosta Ruiz, Constanza Bernat, Belén Sánchez,, Ariana Cajero
Backgrounds: Folic acid (FA) and vitamin D supplementation is recommended during pregnancy. Quality nutritional care during pregnancy should include the supplementation of these vitamins. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the quality of nutritional care regarding supplementation during pregnancy in primary health care units in six states of Mexico (Estado de México, Oaxaca, Yucatán, Chihuahua, Veracruz and Chiapas).
Methods: A mixed study was conducted. An indicator (formed by two sub-indicators) to assess the quality of nutritional care focused on FA and vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy was developed and validated. To assess the quality of care, a …