Wendy Christiaens

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Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. doi Trends in the medicalisation of childbirth in Flanders and the Netherlands
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Midwifery 29:e1-8. 2013
  2. ncbi Place of birth and satisfaction with childbirth in Belgium and the Netherlands
    Wendy Christiaens
    Ghent University, Department of Sociology, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Midwifery 25:e11-9. 2009
  3. pmc Does a referral from home to hospital affect satisfaction with childbirth? A cross-national comparison
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:109. 2007
  4. pmc Assessment of social psychological determinants of satisfaction with childbirth in a cross-national perspective
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:26. 2007
  5. pmc Pain acceptance and personal control in pain relief in two maternity care models: a cross-national comparison of Belgium and the Netherlands
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:268. 2010
  6. doi Pregnant women's fear of childbirth in midwife- and obstetrician-led care in Belgium and the Netherlands: test of the medicalization hypothesis
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Women Health 51:220-39. 2011
  7. pmc Part-time hospitalisation and stigma experiences: a study in contemporary psychiatric hospitals
    Mieke Verhaeghe
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:125. 2008
  8. ncbi Work-family conflict, health services and medication use among dual-income couples in Europe
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Sociol Health Illn 36:319-37. 2014
  9. doi Mental health in a gendered context: Gendered community effect on depression and problem drinking
    Lore van Praag
    Health and Demographic Research HeDeRa, Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Place 15:990-8. 2009

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Publications9

  1. doi Trends in the medicalisation of childbirth in Flanders and the Netherlands
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Midwifery 29:e1-8. 2013
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  2. ncbi Place of birth and satisfaction with childbirth in Belgium and the Netherlands
    Wendy Christiaens
    Ghent University, Department of Sociology, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Midwifery 25:e11-9. 2009
    ..The Dutch way of giving birth is well known for its high percentage of home births and its low medical intervention rate. In contrast, home births in Belgium are uncommon and the medical model is taken for granted...
  3. pmc Does a referral from home to hospital affect satisfaction with childbirth? A cross-national comparison
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 7:109. 2007
    ..We expect that a referral will result in lower satisfaction with childbirth, especially in Belgium...
  4. pmc Assessment of social psychological determinants of satisfaction with childbirth in a cross-national perspective
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:26. 2007
    ..In this paper we examine multiple determinants, the fulfilment of expectations, labour pain, personal control and self-efficacy, for their association with satisfaction with childbirth in a cross-national perspective...
  5. pmc Pain acceptance and personal control in pain relief in two maternity care models: a cross-national comparison of Belgium and the Netherlands
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:268. 2010
    ..In the Netherlands the midwifery model of care defines childbirth as a normal physiological process and family event. Labour pain is perceived as an ally in the birth process...
  6. doi Pregnant women's fear of childbirth in midwife- and obstetrician-led care in Belgium and the Netherlands: test of the medicalization hypothesis
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Women Health 51:220-39. 2011
    ..Hence, irrespective of the maternity care model, antenatal care providers are crucial in preventing fear of childbirth...
  7. pmc Part-time hospitalisation and stigma experiences: a study in contemporary psychiatric hospitals
    Mieke Verhaeghe
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:125. 2008
    ..In particular, it examines whether or not part-time hospitalisation in contemporary psychiatric hospitals is associated with less stigma experiences than full-time hospitalisation...
  8. ncbi Work-family conflict, health services and medication use among dual-income couples in Europe
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium
    Sociol Health Illn 36:319-37. 2014
    ..Family-to-work spillover does not result in increased health service or medication use for either men or women. While women opt for a medical response to work-life imbalance, men's reluctance to seek formal health support is confirmed...
  9. doi Mental health in a gendered context: Gendered community effect on depression and problem drinking
    Lore van Praag
    Health and Demographic Research HeDeRa, Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Health Place 15:990-8. 2009
    ..367 respondents, N=589 municipalities). Results reveal that living in an area with high unemployment is more detrimental for women in terms of depression, but has the same impact on men and women when problem drinking is the outcome...