Heather L Sipsma

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Breastfeeding behavior among adolescents: initiation, duration, and exclusivity
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Women, Children, and Family Health Science, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Adolesc Health 53:394-400. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Patient experiences with inpatient care in rural China
    Heather Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:452-8. 2013
  3. pmc Poor mental health in Ghana: who is at risk?
    Heather Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:288. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Lactational amenorrhea method as a contraceptive strategy in Niger
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Matern Child Health J 17:654-60. 2013
  5. pmc Identifying characteristics associated with performing recommended practices in maternal and newborn care among health facilities in Rwanda: a cross-sectional study
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Hum Resour Health 10:13. 2012
  6. pmc Future expectations among adolescents: a latent class analysis
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, 2 Church Street South, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 50:169-81. 2012
  7. pmc Female genital cutting: current practices and beliefs in western Africa
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, 2 Church Street South, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 90:120-127F. 2012
  8. pmc Inputs to quality: supervision, management, and community involvement in health facilities in Egypt in 2004
    Emily J Cherlin
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:282. 2011
  9. pmc Adolescent pregnancy desire and pregnancy incidence
    Heather L Sipsma
    Yale University School of Public Health, and Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:110-6. 2011
  10. pmc Breastfeeding intentions among pregnant adolescents and young adults and their partners
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Women, Children, and Family Health Science, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Breastfeed Med 8:374-80. 2013

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Publications16

  1. pmc Breastfeeding behavior among adolescents: initiation, duration, and exclusivity
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Women, Children, and Family Health Science, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Adolesc Health 53:394-400. 2013
    ..Therefore, we aimed to fill this gap in the literature by examining breastfeeding behaviors among a cohort of female adolescents as they transition to parenthood...
  2. doi request reprint Patient experiences with inpatient care in rural China
    Heather Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 25:452-8. 2013
    ..To describe patient experiences with hospital inpatient care among participants living in rural China and to examine their associations with sociodemographic characteristics, hospital type and province...
  3. pmc Poor mental health in Ghana: who is at risk?
    Heather Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:288. 2013
    ..We therefore sought to estimate the national prevalence of poor mental health in Ghana, explore its correlates on a national level, and examine associations between empowerment and poor mental health among women...
  4. doi request reprint Lactational amenorrhea method as a contraceptive strategy in Niger
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Matern Child Health J 17:654-60. 2013
    ..Our findings reinforce the need to address this knowledge gap, especially given Niger's high fertility rate, and may inform efforts to improve family planning in Niger and in other low-income countries...
  5. pmc Identifying characteristics associated with performing recommended practices in maternal and newborn care among health facilities in Rwanda: a cross-sectional study
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    Hum Resour Health 10:13. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  6. pmc Future expectations among adolescents: a latent class analysis
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, 2 Church Street South, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 50:169-81. 2012
    ..Further research is needed to investigate its stability and role in predicting adolescent risk behavior over time...
  7. pmc Female genital cutting: current practices and beliefs in western Africa
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, Yale University, 2 Church Street South, New Haven, CT 06519, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 90:120-127F. 2012
    ..To conduct a cross-national comparative study of the prevalence and correlates of female genital cutting (FGC) practices and beliefs in western Africa...
  8. pmc Inputs to quality: supervision, management, and community involvement in health facilities in Egypt in 2004
    Emily J Cherlin
    Section of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:282. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Adolescent pregnancy desire and pregnancy incidence
    Heather L Sipsma
    Yale University School of Public Health, and Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:110-6. 2011
    ..Because bias may strongly influence these results, more prospective studies are needed to confirm the relationship between pregnancy desire and pregnancy incidence over time...
  10. pmc Breastfeeding intentions among pregnant adolescents and young adults and their partners
    Heather L Sipsma
    Department of Women, Children, and Family Health Science, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Breastfeed Med 8:374-80. 2013
    ..Although breastfeeding behavior may be most directly related to breastfeeding intention, little is known about breastfeeding intentions among young women who are expecting a baby. Subjects and..
  11. pmc Effect of teenage parenthood on mental health trajectories: does sex matter?
    Katie Brooks Biello
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:279-87. 2010
    ..Future studies should aim to better understand the mechanisms through which teenage parenthood impacts mental health among both males and females, and interventions should be developed to ensure mental health among young parents...
  12. pmc Psychological distress in Ghana: associations with employment and lost productivity
    Maureen E Canavan
    Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA
    Int J Ment Health Syst 7:9. 2013
    ..We address this gap by examining the association between employment and psychological distress...
  13. pmc Experiences and acceptance of intimate partner violence: associations with sexually transmitted infection symptoms and ability to negotiate sexual safety among young Liberian women
    Tamora A Callands
    Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Cult Health Sex 15:680-94. 2013
    ..Findings suggest that for sexual-health-promotion and risk-reduction-intervention efforts to achieve full impact, interventions must address the contextual influence of violence, including individual attitudes toward IPV...
  14. pmc Hospice for nursing home residents: does ownership type matter?
    Maureen E Canavan
    1 Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
    J Palliat Med 16:1221-6. 2013
    ..Although nursing home staffing patterns have been shown to be essential to quality of care, the literature has not explored differences in number of patients per staff member for hospice care within nursing homes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Who's behind an HCAHPS score?
    Dorothea M G Wild
    Griffin Hospital, Derby, Connecticut, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 37:461-8. 2011
    ..Such summary reports may obscure differences among the types of physicians involved. A study was conducted to examine the association between ratings for different physician types and the overall HCAHPS rating of physicians...
  16. pmc Economic dependence and unprotected sex: the role of sexual assertiveness among young urban mothers
    Katie Brooks Biello
    Yale School of Public Health and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Urban Health 87:416-25. 2010
    ..Addressing gender inequalities in contextual factors may promote healthier decisions within sexual relationships...