maternal health services

Summary

Summary: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Low use of skilled attendants' delivery services in rural Kenya
    Kristen Cotter
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:467-71. 2006
  2. ncbi Achieving child survival goals: potential contribution of community health workers
    Andy Haines
    Director s office, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Lancet 369:2121-31. 2007
  3. pmc Use pattern of maternal health services and determinants of skilled care during delivery in Southern Tanzania: implications for achievement of MDG-5 targets
    Rose Nm Mpembeni
    School of Public Health and Social Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, P O Box 65015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:29. 2007
  4. ncbi The prevalence of maternal near miss: a systematic review
    O Tuncalp
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BJOG 119:653-61. 2012
  5. pmc The role of health extension workers in improving utilization of maternal health services in rural areas in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study
    Araya Medhanyie
    Department of Public Health, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:352. 2012
  6. ncbi Maternal near miss--towards a standard tool for monitoring quality of maternal health care
    Lale Say
    Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 23:287-96. 2009
  7. ncbi Mind the gap: equity and trends in coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health services in 54 Countdown countries
    J Ties Boerma
    WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 371:1259-67. 2008
  8. pmc Determinants of use of maternal health services in Nigeria--looking beyond individual and household factors
    Stella Babalola
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:43. 2009
  9. pmc The influence of distance and level of care on delivery place in rural Zambia: a study of linked national data in a geographic information system
    Sabine Gabrysch
    Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht Karls Universitat, Heidelberg, Germany
    PLoS Med 8:e1000394. 2011
  10. ncbi The evidence for emergency obstetric care
    A Paxton
    Averting Maternal Death and Disability AMDD Program, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 60 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 88:181-93. 2005

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  1. pmc Low use of skilled attendants' delivery services in rural Kenya
    Kristen Cotter
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:467-71. 2006
    ..Targeted programmatic efforts are necessary to increase skilled attendant-assisted births, with the ultimate goal of reducing maternal mortality...
  2. ncbi Achieving child survival goals: potential contribution of community health workers
    Andy Haines
    Director s office, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Lancet 369:2121-31. 2007
    ..The introduction of large-scale programmes for community health workers requires evaluation to document the impact on child survival and cost effectiveness and to elucidate factors associated with success and sustainability...
  3. pmc Use pattern of maternal health services and determinants of skilled care during delivery in Southern Tanzania: implications for achievement of MDG-5 targets
    Rose Nm Mpembeni
    School of Public Health and Social Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, P O Box 65015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:29. 2007
    ..For this reason, the proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel is one of the indicators used to monitor progress towards the achievement of the MDG-5 of improving maternal health...
  4. ncbi The prevalence of maternal near miss: a systematic review
    O Tuncalp
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BJOG 119:653-61. 2012
    ..Severe maternal morbidity or 'near miss' is a promising indicator to improve quality of obstetric care...
  5. pmc The role of health extension workers in improving utilization of maternal health services in rural areas in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study
    Araya Medhanyie
    Department of Public Health, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:352. 2012
    ..This initiative has been called the health extension program. Very few studies have investigated the role of these community health workers in improving utilization of maternal health services.
  6. ncbi Maternal near miss--towards a standard tool for monitoring quality of maternal health care
    Lale Say
    Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 23:287-96. 2009
    ..The practical implementation of maternal near miss concept should provide an important contribution to improving quality of obstetric care to reduce maternal deaths and improve maternal health...
  7. ncbi Mind the gap: equity and trends in coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health services in 54 Countdown countries
    J Ties Boerma
    WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 371:1259-67. 2008
    ..We have assessed equity and trends in coverage rates of a key set of interventions through a summary index, to provide overall insight into past performance and progress perspectives...
  8. pmc Determinants of use of maternal health services in Nigeria--looking beyond individual and household factors
    Stella Babalola
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:43. 2009
    Utilization of maternal health services is associated with improved maternal and neonatal health outcomes...
  9. pmc The influence of distance and level of care on delivery place in rural Zambia: a study of linked national data in a geographic information system
    Sabine Gabrysch
    Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht Karls Universitat, Heidelberg, Germany
    PLoS Med 8:e1000394. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of distance to care and level of care on women's use of health facilities for delivery in rural Zambia, and to compare their population impact to that of other important determinants...
  10. ncbi The evidence for emergency obstetric care
    A Paxton
    Averting Maternal Death and Disability AMDD Program, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 60 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 88:181-93. 2005
    ..We searched for evidence for the effectiveness of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) interventions in reducing maternal mortality primarily in developing countries...
  11. pmc A systematic review of inequalities in the use of maternal health care in developing countries: examining the scale of the problem and the importance of context
    Lale Say
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 85:812-9. 2007
    ..These findings emphasize the need to investigate and assess context-specific causes of varying use of maternal health care, if safe motherhood is to become a reality in developing countries...
  12. pmc Using targeted vouchers and health equity funds to improve access to skilled birth attendants for poor women: a case study in three rural health districts in Cambodia
    Por Ir
    Provincial Health Department, Ministry of Health, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:1. 2010
    ..We assess their effectiveness in improving access to skilled birth attendants for poor women in three rural health districts in Cambodia and draw lessons for further improvement and scaling-up...
  13. ncbi Alma-Ata: Rebirth and Revision 6 Interventions to address maternal, newborn, and child survival: what difference can integrated primary health care strategies make?
    Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    Lancet 372:972-89. 2008
    ..Strengthening MNCH at the primary health-care level should be a priority for countries to reach their Millennium Development Goal targets for reducing maternal and child mortality...
  14. pmc Why do some women still prefer traditional birth attendants and home delivery?: a qualitative study on delivery care services in West Java Province, Indonesia
    Christiana R Titaley
    Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:43. 2010
    ..This study aims to explore the perspectives of community members and health workers about the use of delivery care services in six villages of West Java Province...
  15. ncbi Countdown to 2015 for maternal, newborn, and child survival: the 2008 report on tracking coverage of interventions
    Jennifer Bryce
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
    Lancet 371:1247-58. 2008
    ..We aimed to report on 68 countries which have 97% of maternal and child deaths worldwide, and on 22 interventions that have been proven to improve maternal, newborn, and child survival...
  16. ncbi Low use of rural maternity services in Uganda: impact of women's status, traditional beliefs and limited resources
    Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo
    Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
    Reprod Health Matters 11:16-26. 2003
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  17. pmc Contextual influences on the use of health facilities for childbirth in Africa
    Rob Stephenson
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:84-93. 2006
    ..Previous studies of maternal health-seeking behavior focused on individual- and household-level factors. We examined community-level influences on the decision to deliver a child in a health facility across 6 African countries...
  18. pmc Huge poor-rich inequalities in maternity care: an international comparative study of maternity and child care in developing countries
    Tanja A J Houweling
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Bull World Health Organ 85:745-54. 2007
    ..This paper describes poor-rich inequalities in the use of maternity care and seeks to understand these inequalities through comparisons with other types of health care...
  19. pmc Provision and use of maternal health services among urban poor women in Kenya: what do we know and what can we do?
    Jean Christophe Fotso
    Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health, African Population and Health Research Center APHRC, Nairobi, Kenya
    J Urban Health 85:428-42. 2008
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  20. pmc High ANC coverage and low skilled attendance in a rural Tanzanian district: a case for implementing a birth plan intervention
    Moke Magoma
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population, Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:13. 2010
    ..The perspectives of health care providers and traditional birth attendants on childbirth and the factors determining where women deliver were also investigated...
  21. pmc Exploring inequalities in access to and use of maternal health services in South Africa
    Sheetal P Silal
    Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:120. 2012
    ..live births) is high for a middle-income country, although over 90% of pregnant women utilize maternal health services. Alongside HIV/AIDS, barriers to Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric Care currently impede the country's ..
  22. pmc Economic status, education and empowerment: implications for maternal health service utilization in developing countries
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Population, Family and Reproductive Health Department, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e11190. 2010
    Relative to the attention given to improving the quality of and access to maternal health services, the influence of women's socio-economic situation on maternal health care use has received scant attention...
  23. pmc Out-of-pocket costs for facility-based maternity care in three African countries
    Margaret Perkins
    Family Care International Kenya, PO Box 45763, Riverside Court 3, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
    Health Policy Plan 24:289-300. 2009
    ..Three years later, in 2006, an additional 8302 women with recent deliveries were interviewed in the same districts to explore their maternity care-seeking experiences and associated costs...
  24. ncbi Equity in use of home-based or facility-based skilled obstetric care in rural Bangladesh: an observational study
    Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury
    ICDDR, B Centre for Health and Population Research, Bangladesh
    Lancet 367:327-32. 2006
    ..We analysed whether socioeconomic status results in differences in the use of professional midwives at home and in a basic obstetric facility in a rural area of Bangladesh, where obstetric care was free of charge...
  25. pmc The experiences of districts in implementing a national incentive programme to promote safe delivery in Nepal
    Timothy Powell-Jackson
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:97. 2009
    ..We explored early implementation of the programme at the district-level to understand the factors that have contributed to its low uptake...
  26. ncbi Access to health: women's status and utilization of maternal health services in Nepal
    Sharad Kumar Sharma
    Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand
    J Biosoc Sci 39:671-92. 2007
    ..Multiple logistic regression analysis indicates that the utilization of maternal health services increased over the period...
  27. ncbi Newborn survival in low resource settings--are we delivering?
    J E Lawn
    Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, Cape Town 7405, South Africa
    BJOG 116:49-59. 2009
    ..There are promising models that have been tested mainly in research studies in Asia that are now being adapted and evaluated at scale including through a network of African implementation research trials...
  28. ncbi Determinants of utilisation of maternal care services after the reduction of user fees: a case study from rural Burkina Faso
    Manuela De Allegri
    Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, INF 324, Heidelberg, Germany
    Health Policy 99:210-8. 2011
    ..To identify determinants of utilisation for antenatal care (ANC) and skilled attendance at birth after a substantial reduction in user fees...
  29. pmc Economic inequalities in maternal health care: prenatal care and skilled birth attendance in India, 1992-2006
    Praveen Kumar Pathak
    International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    PLoS ONE 5:e13593. 2010
    ..However, there is no clear perspective about how socioeconomic differences over time have contributed towards the use of maternal health care in India...
  30. pmc Please understand when I cry out in pain: women's accounts of maternity services during labour and delivery in Ghana
    Lucia D'Ambruoso
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Public Health 5:140. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to investigate women's accounts of interactions with health care providers during labour and delivery and to assess the implications for acceptability and utilisation of maternity services in Ghana...
  31. pmc Determinants of maternity care services utilization among married adolescents in rural India
    Prashant Kumar Singh
    International Institute for Population Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai, India
    PLoS ONE 7:e31666. 2012
    ..The factors associated with the utilization of maternal healthcare services among married adolescents in rural India are poorly discussed...
  32. ncbi The socio-economic determinants of maternal health care utilization in Turkey
    Y Celik
    School of Health Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
    Soc Sci Med 50:1797-806. 2000
    ..The results of the model are used to provide insights for both micro- and macro-level planning of maternal health service delivery...
  33. ncbi What does access to maternal care mean among the urban poor? Factors associated with use of appropriate maternal health services in the slum settlements of Nairobi, Kenya
    Jean Christophe Fotso
    African Population and Health Research Center APHRC, P O Box 10787, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Matern Child Health J 13:130-7. 2009
    ..The objective of this paper is to identify the factors which influence the choice of place of delivery among the urban poor, with a distinction between sub-standard and "appropriate" health facilities...
  34. ncbi Near misses: a useful adjunct to maternal death enquiries
    R C Pattinson
    MRC Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Br Med Bull 67:231-43. 2003
    ..However, areas with similar health care facilities, medical records and personnel should be able to agree on suitable criteria, making their incorporation into maternal death enquiries feasible...
  35. ncbi Maternal mortality and access to obstetric services in West Africa
    C Ronsmans
    Maternal Health Programme, Department of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 8:940-8. 2003
    ..In this study we examine the association between population indicators of access to obstetric care and levels of maternal mortality in urban and rural West Africa...
  36. ncbi Perceived barriers to utilization of maternal health services in rural Cambodia
    Sadatoshi Matsuoka
    JICA Project for Improving Maternal and Child Health Services in Rural Areas in Cambodia, PO Box 613, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Health Policy 95:255-63. 2010
    The aim of this study was to identify the underlying causes of Cambodian women's non-use of maternal health services provided by skilled birth attendants.
  37. ncbi Utilization of maternal health care services in Southern India
    K Navaneetham
    Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, Institute for Asian Research, National University of Singapore, AS7 Shaw Foundation Building, 117570, Singapore
    Soc Sci Med 55:1849-69. 2002
    ..The findings of this study provide insights for planning and implementing appropriate maternal health service delivery programs in order to improve the health and well-being of both mother and child...
  38. pmc Maternal health interventions in resource limited countries: a systematic review of packages, impacts and factors for change
    Angelo S Nyamtema
    Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health, Ifakara, Tanzania
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:30. 2011
    ..We systematically reviewed the impacts of interventions on maternal health and factors for change in these countries...
  39. ncbi Quality of care for maternal and newborn health: the neglected agenda
    N R van den Broek
    Maternal and Newborn Health Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 116:18-21. 2009
    ..Two promising approaches are maternal and perinatal death reviews and criterion-based audit. These and other quality improvement tools have a crucial role to play in the implementation of effective maternal and newborn care...
  40. pmc Using audit to enhance quality of maternity care in resource limited countries: lessons learnt from rural Tanzania
    Angelo S Nyamtema
    Saint Francis Designated District Hospital, Ifakara, Tanzania
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:94. 2011
    ..Maternal mortality and morbidity audit was established at Saint Francis Designated District Hospital (SFDDH) in rural Tanzania in order to generate information upon which to base interventions...
  41. pmc A cluster randomised controlled trial of the community effectiveness of two interventions in rural Malawi to improve health care and to reduce maternal, newborn and infant mortality
    Sonia Lewycka
    Centre for International Health and Development, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Trials 11:88. 2010
    ..The MaiMwana Project aims to test community-based interventions that tackle maternal and child health problems through increasing awareness and local action...
  42. ncbi Understanding users' perspectives of barriers to maternal health care use in Maharashtra, India
    P Griffiths
    Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-3997, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 33:339-59. 2001
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  43. ncbi Health care financing and utilization of maternal health services in developing countries
    Margaret E Kruk
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, SPH II M3166, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
    Health Policy Plan 22:303-10. 2007
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  44. ncbi Barriers in accessing maternal healthcare: evidence from low-and middle-income countries
    Paul McNamee
    Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 9:41-8. 2009
    ..It is concluded that it is not possible to state categorically whether one particular barrier is more important than others and that efforts should continue to consider demand-side barriers more fully, along with supply-side barriers...
  45. ncbi User fee exemptions are not enough: out-of-pocket payments for 'free' delivery services in rural Tanzania
    Margaret E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 13:1442-51. 2008
    ..To identify the main drivers of costs of facility delivery and the financial consequences for households among rural women in Tanzania, a country with a policy of delivery fee exemptions...
  46. ncbi Women's preferences for obstetric care in rural Ethiopia: a population-based discrete choice experiment in a region with low rates of facility delivery
    M E Kruk
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:984-8. 2010
    ..In this study, women's preferences for attributes of health facilities for delivery in rural Ethiopia were investigated...
  47. pmc Are skilled birth attendants really skilled? A measurement method, some disturbing results and a potential way forward
    Steven A Harvey
    Quality Assurance Project, University Research Co LLC, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 85:783-90. 2007
    ..We assessed SBA competence in five high maternal mortality settings as a basis for initiating quality improvement...
  48. ncbi Barriers to the utilization of maternal health care in rural Mali
    Anastasia J Gage
    Tulane University New Orleans, LA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1666-82. 2007
    ..logistic regression models to examine area- and individual-level barriers to the utilization of maternal health services in rural Mali...
  49. ncbi Determinants of the use of maternal health services in rural Bangladesh
    Nitai Chakraborty
    Department of Statistics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
    Health Promot Int 18:327-37. 2003
    ..Multivariate analysis indicate that women having had a life-threatening condition are little over two times more likely to seek care from a doctor or nurse to treat their maternal morbidities...
  50. ncbi Factors influencing the use of maternal healthcare services in Ethiopia
    Yared Mekonnen
    Ethio Netherlands AIDS Research Project, Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute, PO Box 1242, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    J Health Popul Nutr 21:374-82. 2003
    ..However, this cannot detract from the relevance of service-related factors, especially in the rural areas of the country...
  51. ncbi Utilization of health facilities and trained birth attendants for childbirth in rural Bangladesh: an empirical study
    Bimal Kanti Paul
    Department of Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:1755-65. 2002
    ..We conclude that quick response to delivery complications and improved access to hospitals and TTBAs can reduce the risk of infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in rural Bangladesh...
  52. ncbi Skilled birth attendance-lessons learnt
    A A Adegoke
    Maternal and Newborn Health Unit, Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool
    BJOG 116:33-40. 2009
    ..With the global human resource crisis, achieving this target is challenging but possible. This paper provides a narrative review of the literature on the skilled birth attendance strategy identifying key challenges and lessons learnt...
  53. pmc Factors affecting utilization of skilled maternal care in Northwest Ethiopia: a multilevel analysis
    Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku
    Department of Reproductive Health, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
    BMC Int Health Hum Rights 13:20. 2013
    ..This study was planned to assess the effect of individual, communal, and health facility characteristics in the utilization of antenatal, delivery, and postnatal care by a skilled provider...
  54. pmc Waiting for attention and care: birthing accounts of women in rural Tanzania who developed obstetric fistula as an outcome of labour
    Lilian T Mselle
    School of Nursing, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:75. 2011
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  55. ncbi Strategies for improving the quality of health care in maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:42-60. 2008
    ..This requires a governance structure that clearly assigns responsibility for quality-improvement activities, priority setting, selection and design of interventions, and evaluation...
  56. ncbi How increased contraceptive use has reduced maternal mortality
    John Stover
    Futures Institute, Glastonbury, CT, 06033, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:687-95. 2010
    ..Increases in the use of modern contraceptives have made and can continue to make an important contribution to reducing maternal mortality in the developing world...
  57. pmc Improved access to comprehensive emergency obstetric care and its effect on institutional maternal mortality in rural Mali
    Pierre Fournier
    Unité de santé internationale, Centre de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Bull World Health Organ 87:30-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate the effect of a national referral system that aims to reduce maternal mortality rates through improving access to and the quality of emergency obstetric care in rural Mali (sub-Saharan Africa)...
  58. ncbi Mothers in a new country: the role of culture and communication in Vietnamese, Turkish and Filipino women's experiences of giving birth in Australia
    R Small
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Childrens Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
    Women Health 28:77-101. 1999
    ..Maternity care for immigrant women is only likely to improve when barriers to effective communication are addressed and attention is paid to raising standards of care...
  59. ncbi Going to scale with professional skilled care
    Marge Koblinsky
    ICDDR, B, Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Lancet 368:1377-86. 2006
    ..Teams of providers are the efficient option, creating the possibility of scaling up as much as 10 times more quickly than would be the case with deployment of solo health workers in home deliveries with dedicated or multipurpose workers...
  60. ncbi The challenges of meeting rural Bangladeshi women's needs in delivery care
    K Afsana
    Reprod Health Matters 9:79-89. 2001
    ..Recommendations to provide comprehensive emergency obstetric care at the BHC and upgrade staff skills, introduce rural health insurance and others have already begun to be implemented...
  61. ncbi The impact of including husbands in antenatal health education services on maternal health practices in urban Nepal: results from a randomized controlled trial
    Britta C Mullany
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:166-76. 2007
    ..These data provide evidence that educating pregnant women and their male partners yields a greater net impact on maternal health behaviors compared with educating women alone...
  62. ncbi A maternal health voucher scheme: what have we learned from the demand-side financing scheme in Bangladesh?
    Shakil Ahmed
    Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Health Policy Plan 26:25-32. 2011
    ..In poor developing countries, a demand-side strategy may not be very effective without significant expansion of the service delivery capacity of health facilities at the sub-district level...
  63. ncbi Criterion-based clinical audit in obstetrics: bridging the quality gap?
    W J Graham
    Immpact, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 23:375-88. 2009
    ..Like all audit tools, the ultimate worth of CBCA relates to the action it stimulates in the health system and among providers...
  64. ncbi Socioeconomic differentials in caesarean rates in developing countries: a retrospective analysis
    Carine Ronsmans
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 368:1516-23. 2006
    ..We examined population-based caesarean rates by socioeconomic groups in various developing countries...
  65. pmc Systematic review of the magnitude and case fatality ratio for severe maternal morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa between 1995 and 2010
    Dan K Kaye
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, PO Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:65. 2011
    ..We assessed the prevalence/incidence of maternal near miss, maternal mortality and case fatality ratio through systematic review of studies on severe maternal morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa...
  66. ncbi Content of antenatal care services in secondary health care facilities in Nigeria: implication for quality of maternal health care
    Kayode Osungbade
    Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    Int J Qual Health Care 20:346-51. 2008
    ..To assess the contents of antenatal care and to relate the findings to the adequacy of maternal health care...
  67. ncbi National female literacy, individual socio-economic status, and maternal health care use in sub-Saharan Africa
    Sarah McTavish
    Queen s University, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, PEC Rm 223, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 71:1958-63. 2010
    ..National policies that are able to address female literacy and women's status in sub-Saharan Africa may help reduce income-related inequalities in maternal health care use...
  68. ncbi Assessing the utilization of maternal and child health care among married adolescent women: evidence from India
    Lucky Singh
    International Institute for Population Sciences IIPS, Deonar, Mumbai, India
    J Biosoc Sci 44:1-26. 2012
    ..Moreover, there should be substantial financial assistance for the provision of delivery and child care for married women below the age of 19 years...
  69. pmc How many births in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia will not be attended by a skilled birth attendant between 2011 and 2015?
    Sonya Crowe
    Clinical Operational Research Unit, University College London, London, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:4. 2012
    ..These estimates could be used by decision makers to inform the extent to which reductions in maternal mortality will depend on policies aimed specifically at those women giving birth unattended...
  70. ncbi The experience of Ghana in implementing a user fee exemption policy to provide free delivery care
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Reprod Health Matters 15:61-71. 2007
    ..At the end of 2005, a national health insurance scheme, intended to include full maternal health care cover, was starting up in Ghana, and it was not yet clear how the exemptions scheme would fit into it...
  71. ncbi Utilisation of antenatal and maternity services by mothers seeking child welfare services in Mbeere District, Eastern Province, Kenya
    P K Mwaniki
    Kenyatta University, P O Box 43844, Nairobi
    East Afr Med J 79:184-7. 2002
    ..Increasing the proportion of mothers who are cared for in health facilities during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium reduces the health risks to mothers and their children...
  72. pmc Institutional delivery in rural India: the relative importance of accessibility and economic status
    Amy J Kesterton
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:30. 2010
    ....
  73. ncbi Long-term effects of home visitation on maternal life course and child abuse and neglect. Fifteen-year follow-up of a randomized trial
    D L Olds
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver 80203, USA
    JAMA 278:637-43. 1997
    ..Home-visitation services have been promoted as a means of improving maternal and child health and functioning. However, long-term effects have not been examined...
  74. ncbi Saving the lives of South Africa's mothers, babies, and children: can the health system deliver?
    Mickey Chopra
    Health Systems Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Lancet 374:835-46. 2009
    ..The costs are affordable and the key gap is leadership and effective implementation at every level of the health system, including national and local accountability for service provision...
  75. pmc Cost effectiveness analysis of strategies for maternal and neonatal health in developing countries
    Taghreed Adam
    Health Systems Financing, Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Switzerland
    BMJ 331:1107. 2005
    ..To determine the costs and benefits of interventions for maternal and newborn health to assess the appropriateness of current strategies and guide future plans to attain the millennium development goals...
  76. ncbi Global patterns in availability of emergency obstetric care
    A Paxton
    Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 93:300-7. 2006
    ..There are eight key interventions, six constitute basic EmOC and all eight comprehensive EmOC...
  77. ncbi The national free delivery and caesarean policy in Senegal: evaluating process and outcomes
    Sophie Witter
    Immpact, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Health Policy Plan 25:384-92. 2010
    ..These findings are likely to be relevant to other countries currently experimenting with similar approaches to reducing financial barriers to skilled attendance at delivery...
  78. ncbi Waiting too long: low use of maternal health services in Kalabo, Zambia
    J Stekelenburg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 9:390-8. 2004
    To determine the level of use of maternal health services and to identify and assess factors that influence women's choices where to deliver in Kalabo District, Zambia.
  79. ncbi Where giving birth is a forecast of death: maternal mortality in four districts of Afghanistan, 1999-2002
    Linda A Bartlett
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Lancet 365:864-70. 2005
    ..To guide the implementation of reproductive-health services, we examined the numbers, causes, and preventable factors for maternal deaths among women in four districts...
  80. ncbi Improvement of maternal health services through the use of mobile phones
    A Camielle Noordam
    Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 16:622-6. 2011
    To analyse, on the basis of the literature, the potential of mobile phones to improve maternal health services in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC).
  81. pmc Organizing delivery care: what works for safe motherhood?
    M A Koblinsky
    MotherCare JSI, Arlington, Virginia 22209 3100, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 77:399-406. 1999
    ..A successful transition to Models 2-4 requires strong links with the community through either traditional providers or popular demand...
  82. ncbi Women's satisfaction with delivery care in Nairobi's informal settlements
    Eva S Bazant
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:79-86. 2009
    ..To quantify women's satisfaction with delivery care in informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya, and to determine characteristics of women and delivery care associated with satisfaction...
  83. ncbi How important are individual, household and commune characteristics in explaining utilization of maternal health services in Vietnam?
    Ardeshir Sepehri
    Department of Economics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 67:1009-17. 2008
    ....
  84. pmc Inequities in skilled attendance at birth in Namibia: a decomposition analysis
    Eyob Zere
    Africa s Health in 2010, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC 20009, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:34. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the drivers of wealth-related inequalities in child delivery by skilled health providers...
  85. ncbi Determinants of HIV counselling and testing participation in a prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme in rural Burkina Faso
    M Sarker
    Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 12:1475-83. 2007
    ..To analyse the factors associated with the uptake of HIV counselling, HIV testing and returning for test results in a rural hospital setting in Nouna, Burkina Faso...
  86. ncbi The reality of resistance: the experiences of rural parturient women
    Jude Kornelsen
    Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia lt
    J Midwifery Womens Health 51:260-5. 2006
    ..Some women showed up at the local hospital in an advanced stage of labor to avoid transfer to a referral center, or in some instances, had an unassisted homebirth...
  87. ncbi The current state of newborn health in low income countries and the way forward
    Vinod K Paul
    Division of Neonatology, WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Newborn Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
    Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 11:7-14. 2006
    ..International community, including the academics, institutions and professional bodies in developed countries can play a crucial role to make this mission a success...
  88. ncbi A report of a midwifery model for training traditional midwives in Guatemala
    Jennifer Foster
    School of Nursing, The University of Massachusetts, Arnold House 314, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Midwifery 20:217-25. 2004
    ..to describe the specific characteristics of one model of training traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in Guatemala...
  89. ncbi Birth choices in Timor-Leste: a framework for understanding the use of maternal health services in low resource settings
    Kayli Wild
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, Northern Territory 0811, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 71:2038-45. 2010
    ..This paper investigates factors influencing access to and use of maternal health services in rural areas of Timor-Leste...
  90. ncbi Vouchers as demand side financing instruments for health care: a review of the Bangladesh maternal voucher scheme
    Jean Olivier Schmidt
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GTZ GmbH, Gulshan 1, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Health Policy 96:98-107. 2010
    ..In Bangladesh, a maternal health DSF pilot in 33 sub-districts was launched in 2007. We report the results of a rapid review of this scheme undertaken during 2008 after 1 year of its setup...
  91. ncbi Cost of gestational diabetes-related antenatal visits in health care based on the Finnish Medical Birth Register
    Päivi Kolu
    UKK Institute for Health Promotion, Tampere, Finland
    Prim Care Diabetes 5:139-41. 2011
    ..Costs among all GDM risk groups were 10-41% larger than non-risk groups. Primary health care is needed to reduce special health care costs related to GDM...
  92. pmc Where there are (few) skilled birth attendants
    Ndola Prata
    Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability, University of California Berkeley, 229 University Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 6390, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 29:81-91. 2011
    ..g. misoprostol, family planning, measurement of blood loss, and postpartum care) will increase the chance that women in the lowest economic quintiles will also benefit from global safe motherhood efforts...
  93. ncbi Determinants for high maternal mortality in multiethnic populations in western China
    Qing Du
    National Center for Women and Children s Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
    Health Care Women Int 30:957-70. 2009
    ..Eighty-seven percent of maternal deaths were among ethnic minority groups. In multiethnic areas in Xinjiang, social-culture factors, lack of health resources, and low health services utilization were related to high maternal mortality...
  94. ncbi An intervention involving traditional birth attendants and perinatal and maternal mortality in Pakistan
    Abdul Hakeem Jokhio
    Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
    N Engl J Med 352:2091-9. 2005
    ..There are approximately 4 million neonatal deaths and half a million maternal deaths worldwide each year. There is limited evidence from clinical trials to guide the development of effective maternity services in developing countries...
  95. ncbi Decline in maternal mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh: a cautionary tale
    C Ronsmans
    Maternal and Child Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Lancet 350:1810-4. 1997
    ..3 years of this programme coincided with a significant reduction in direct obstetric mortality compared with the 3 years before the programme. We have examined whether the effects of the programme are sustained over time...
  96. pmc MOSAIC (MOthers' Advocates In the Community): protocol and sample description of a cluster randomised trial of mentor mother support to reduce intimate partner violence among pregnant or recent mothers
    Angela J Taft
    Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:159. 2009
    ..This paper describes the development, design and implementation of a trial of mentor mother support set in primary care, including baseline characteristics of participating women...
  97. ncbi Men's role in emergency obstetric care in Osun State of Nigeria
    Clifford Odimegwu
    School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Afr J Reprod Health 9:59-71. 2005
    ..There is also a need to extend the study to other zones in Nigeria in order to have a national picture...
  98. ncbi Which health services reduce maternal mortality? Evidence from ratings of maternal health services
    Rodolfo A Bulatao
    Independent Consultant, Silver Spring, MD, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 8:710-21. 2003
    ..regressions for maternal mortality in 49 developing countries, using indices of the adequacy of maternal health services derived from ratings by at least 10 experts per country...
  99. ncbi Trends in stillbirths, early and late neonatal mortality in rural Bangladesh: the role of public health interventions
    Carine Ronsmans
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:269-79. 2008
    ....
  100. ncbi A review of the impact of antenatal care for Australian Indigenous women and attempts to strengthen these services
    Alice R Rumbold
    Menzies School of Health Research, PO Box 41096, Casuarina, NT, 0811, Australia
    Matern Child Health J 12:83-100. 2008
    ..To review evaluations of changes in the delivery of antenatal care for Australian Indigenous women and the impact on care utilization and quality, birth outcomes and women's views about care...
  101. ncbi Having a baby in Victoria 1989-2000: continuity and change in the decade following the Victorian Ministerial Review of Birthing Services
    Stephanie Brown
    Centre for the Study of Mothers and Children s Health, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Carlton, Victoria
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:242-50. 2002
    ..To investigate changing patterns in the provision of maternity care in Victoria based on data collected in three statewide surveys conducted in 1989, 1994 and 2000...

Research Grants65

  1. CONTRACEPTION, BREASTFEEDING, AND THE USE OF HEALTH CARE
    JOSEPH POTTER; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..breastfeeding and contraceptive practice is not purely the result of common causes (including the use of maternal health services), but results from synchronization, in the interval following the birth of a child, the timing of the ..
  2. Incidence, risk factors, and consequences of neonatal hypothermia in Nepal
    LUKE MULLANY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Examination of alternate cutoffs for defining hypothermia severity may improve design of low-cost technologies for identification and subsequent management of hypothermic infants in the community. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  3. FOLLOW-UP OF FAMILIES IN EARLY PREVENTIVE INTERVENTION
    David Olds; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  4. Literacy and Utilization of Maternal Depression Care
    Ian Bennett; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study represents a unique and cost effective opportunity to study patient factors which are obstacles to depression treatment in women with low literacy and inform future interventions. ..
  5. Peer Intervention as Pedagogic Paradigm in Kinshasa SPH
    Frieda Behets; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Main outcome measures will be self reported sexual risk behaviors and STI/HIV incidence. The work will inform HIV prevention policy and strengthen research and training at KSPH ..
  6. IRON STATUS IN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE
    Usha Ramakrishnan; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The investigators state that in summary, the project is expected to provide information that can be used to examine policy options and develop guidelines to ensure adequate but safe iron status for women of reproductive age. ..
  7. DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
    Kimberly Yonkers; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Racial Disparities in School and Mental Health Services
    Marianne Hillemeier; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. SHS Treatment for Postpartum African American Smokers
    Bradley Collins; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Path analysis will test mediating variables' influence on outcomes. ..
  10. Arginine and Ovine Model for Fetal Growth Restriction
    Guoyao Wu; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This will ultimately promote favorable pregnancy outcomes while saving billions of healthcare dollars in the U.S. and worldwide. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. Family Formation in an Era of Family Change
    NANCY LANDALE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Fourth, this project pays rigorous attention to the roles of race/ethnicity and gender in the processes of early family formation and in the implications for well being of divergent family formation patterns. ..
  12. Gender Differences in Treatment Services Effectiveness
    JEANNE MARSH; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. Age 9 Follow-up of Preventive Intervention
    David Olds; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  14. Feasibility and Pilot Efficacy of Flash-heated Breastmilk to Reduce Pediatric HIV
    Caroline Chantry; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  15. Plainning malaria training in Zambia
    Thomas Eisele; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Tailoring a sustainable program using appropriate technology and a framework of collaboration in support of PMI activities will greatly increase the likelihood of controlling, and perhaps eventually eliminating, malaria in Zambia. ..
  16. Changes in sexual function following bariatric surgery
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed study is innovative, as it will provide new and important information on the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on these important areas of quality of life. ..
  17. ZINC AND IRON SUPPLEMENTATION: IMPACT ON DEVELOPMENT
    Maureen Black; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The results have important public health implications regarding the timing of micronutrient supplementation and the relationship between micronutrient deficiency and children's behavior and development. ..
  18. Mentor Mothers: A Sustainable Family Intervention in South African Townships
    Mary J Rotheram Borus; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The intervention's impact will be assessed over 15 months in a design that is a blend of an efficacy and effectiveness trial. ..
  19. BEHAVIORAL DYNAMICS OF HIV/AIDS IN UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA
    SHELAH BLOOM; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. FOLLOW-UP OF FAMILIES IN EARLY PREVENTIVE INTERVENTION
    David Olds; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  21. PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF PTSD & ADVERSE OUTCOMES OF CHILDBEARING
    Julia Seng; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Findings from this study will provide a strong basis for future clinical research and an evidence base for potentially modifying maternity care practice guidelines to include care for PTSD. ..
  22. Bioactivity and Vitamins in Flash-heated Breastmilk
    Caroline Chantry; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Information from these analyses will be used in linear programming to predict how the described changes in nutrient content of milk due to heating would affect the overall dietary needs of the child and the associated costs. ..
  23. Enhancing HIV Medication Adherence in India
    DEBORAH LYNNE JONES; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  24. Psychosocial Res. to Improve Drug Treatment in Pregnancy
    Kimberly Yonkers; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  25. INTERVENTIONS FOR SUBSTANCE USING YOUTH LIVING WITH HIV
    MARY ROTHERAM BORUS; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  26. The Health and Social Context of Infant Death: Reflections from South Africa
    Cynthia Minkovitz; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..It also will provide client-based information that will enable the development of targeted interventions and policies to address these factors and improve service systems and community resources. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  27. Association between oral health of mothers and their children
    CLEMENCIA VARGAS; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. NIMH Collaboration HIV/STD Intervention Trial in China
    MARY ROTHERAM BORUS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will initiate the intervention in the control markets from 12/06-12/07. We will participate in publishing cross-site papers throughout the next three years. ..
  29. Age-27 Follow-up of Early Preventive Intervention
    David Olds; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  30. Toddler Feeding Styles
    Maureen M Black; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. Effects of Perinatal Depression on PTD and LBW
    Kimberly Yonkers; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Further, if we determine antidepressants increase the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, treatment with psychotherapy rather than antidepressants should be considered when recommending therapeutic options. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  32. HEALTH RELATED INTERVENTIONS FOR PERSONS LIVING WITH HIV
    MARY ROTHERAM BORUS; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  33. St. John's Wort Effects on Levonorgestrel
    Patricia Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The study protocol will be refined for use in future studies of levonorgestrel and other emergency contraceptive regimens. ..
  34. School Wide Prevention of Risk Factors for Drug Abuse
    Ted Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  35. Fluoride Varnish to Prevent Caries in Toddlers - An Expanded Immunization Program
    Peter Milgrom; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Keywords: fluoride varnish, dental caries, oral health, early prevention, multi-center, toddlers. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  36. Soda Out of Schools (SOS): Impact on Adolescent Obesity
    Patricia Crawford; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Effects of the intervention will be compared by gender, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity. Institutional barriers to intervention will be evaluated and guidelines for intervention replication will be developed. ..
  37. AGE 6 TEST OF HOME VISITS BY NURSES VS PARAPROFESSIONALS
    David Olds; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  38. MOTHERS LIVING WITH HIV AND THEIR ADOLESCENT CHILDREN
    MARY ROTHERAM BORUS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  39. Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiologic Research
    Anna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  40. Effects of Hypericum Perforatum on Oral Contraceptives
    Patricia Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..A concurrent aim is the development and refinement of a methodology for evaluating the risk of ovulation and unintended pregnancy from use of other herbs or medications during oral contraceptive use. ..
  41. ANXIETY, DISINHIBITION, AND RISK FOR DRUG ABUSE
    Kimberly Yonkers; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..phenotypic indices of vulnerability using combinations of clinical and psychophysiological measures. ..
  42. Prenatal Drug Exposure: Effects on Adolescent Brain and Behavioral Development
    Maureen Black; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This application examines adacemic performance, socio-emotional functioning, and drug use among adolescents exposed to cocaine and/or heroin prenatally ..
  43. PPM-PREP: Peer-Mentored Preparedness for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
    DAVID PAUL EISENMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Lessons learned will lend support for rigorously testing this intervention in broader samples. ..
  44. Community factors shaping the sexual behavior of males
    Robert Stephenson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  45. Parenting Effects of Healthy Steps: Utilization & Expec
    Cynthia Minkovitz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study will inform policy and practice regarding whether or not a parenting intervention, highly targeted to child development and behavior when children are 0-3, has effects when children are 5 years of age. ..
  46. Postoperative dietary counseling after bariatric surgery
    DAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Results of this study could have a significant impact on the postoperative care of these individuals. ..
  47. REGIONALIZATION, MARKET FORCES, AND NEONATAL MORTALITY
    Ciaran Phibbs; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  48. Physical Activity during Pregnancy, Fetal Growth, and Toddler Body Size
    Lanay Mudd; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  49. WAR, FORCED MIGRATION, AND HIV/AIDS RISKS IN ANGOLA
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..To achieve these objectives survey and qualitative data will be collected in two peri-urban municipalities of Luanda--one populated mainly by IDPs and another populated mainly by non-IDPs. ..
  50. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FAST TRACK INTERVENTION
    EDWARD FOSTER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., special education); (4) collection and processing of administrative data (e.g., on welfare receipt); (5) development and estimation of statistical models used to predict future social costs. ..
  51. CARE Intervention for Depressed Mothers & Their Infants
    JUNE HOROWITZ; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Outcomes are expected to contribute to knowledge of evidence-based nursing practice models for the treatment of maternal-infant relational problems associated with PPD. ..
  52. Biotech & Materials Research to Reduce Caries Disparity
    Peter Milgrom; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The conference will be co-sponsored by the Northwest/Alaska Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities, the University of Washington UWeb Bioengineering Center, and the Salivary Diagnostics Project. ..
  53. Men's Migration and Women's HIV/AIDS Risks in Mozambique
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..They will also provide invaluable information for interventions aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS risks among rural African women. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  54. CHILD AND ADULT HEALTH DURING ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
    Elizabeth Frankenberg; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The goal of these analyses is to identify both the types of communities most affected by the crisis and the types of communities most likely to benefit from intervention efforts. ..
  55. Ethnicity, Marriage, and Fertility in Kazakhstan
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proposed project will constitute a necessary initial step toward a more comprehensive study of sociodemographic adjustments to dramatic societal changes and will therefore lead to a subsequent NIH application. ..
  56. International Neuropsychological Study of FASD--U01
    Philip May; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  57. ELDER ABUSE, ETHNICITY, AND HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
    Michael Rodriguez; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  58. Trial of FAS Prevention and Diagnosis Among Indians
    Philip May; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The proposed renewal will ensure sufficient time to test the IOM model of prevention while advancing science in several other ways. ..
  59. TRIAL OF FAS PREVENTION IN AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITIES
    Philip May; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Furthermore, prevention protocols, research techniques and methods, will test the recommendations of the IOM report and should also be applicable to non-Indian communities as well. ..
  60. Religious Organizations and HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
    Victor Agadjanian; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The recommendations resulting from the project will be disseminated for possible applications in various parts of Mozambique. ..
  61. Negotiating African American Adolescent Fatherhood
    Constance Dallas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  62. FAS Prevention: A Trial of the IOM Model
    Philip May; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Selective and universal prevention use: screening for alcohol abuse;targeted messages to change norms and KABB;policy advocacy;and community education and dialogue. ..