Genomes and Genes
Summary: Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the mother.
Publications219 found, 100 shown here
- Strategies for reducing maternal mortality: getting on with what worksOona M R Campbell
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Lancet 368:1284-99. 2006..Further delays in getting on with what works begs questions about the commitment of decision-makers to this goal...
- WHO antenatal care randomised trial for the evaluation of a new model of routine antenatal careJ Villar
UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development, and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
Lancet 357:1551-64. 2001..We undertook a multicentre randomised controlled trial that compared the standard model of antenatal care with a new model that emphasises actions known to be effective in improving maternal or neonatal outcomes and has fewer clinic visits...
- Methodological considerations in implementing the WHO Global Survey for Monitoring Maternal and Perinatal HealthArchana Shah
Department of Making Pregnancy Safer, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Bull World Health Organ 86:126-31. 2008..To set up a global system for monitoring maternal and perinatal health in 54 countries worldwide...
- The impact of intimate partner violence on women's reproductive health and pregnancy outcomeN N Sarkar
Department of Reproductive Biology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
J Obstet Gynaecol 28:266-71. 2008..Educating and empowering women and upgrading their socioeconomic status may abate the incidence of IPV. Women should also seek protection against IPV...
- "Delivering" on the MDGs?: equity and maternal health in Ghana, Ethiopia and KenyaMeg Wirth
Center for International Earth Science Information Network CIESIN, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA
East Afr J Public Health 5:133-41. 2008..The study highlights the interactive and multiple forms of disadvantage and demonstrates that equity monitoring for the MDGs is possible, even given current data limitations...
- Household knowledge and practices of newborn and maternal health in Haripur district, PakistanR Khadduri
Independent Health Consultant, formerly of Save the Children US, Islamabad, Pakistan
J Perinatol 28:182-7. 2008..To learn about household maternal and newborn health knowledge and practices to aid the design of newborn programming within Save the Children's Haripur Program...
- Encouraging maternal health service utilization: an evaluation of the Bangladesh voucher programHa T H Nguyen
Abt Associates Inc, International Health, 4550 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 800N, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Soc Sci Med 74:989-96. 2012..The Bangladesh voucher program is a useful example for other developing countries interested in improving maternal health service utilization...
- How much time is available for antenatal care consultations? Assessment of the quality of care in rural TanzaniaMoke Magoma
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bugando Medical Centre and Teaching Hospital, Mwanza, Tanzania
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:64. 2011....
- Community-based interventions for improving perinatal and neonatal health outcomes in developing countries: a review of the evidenceZulfiqar A Bhutta
Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
Pediatrics 115:519-617. 2005..A comprehensive review of the evidence base for impact of interventions on neonatal health and survival in developing-country communities has not been reported...
- Assessing the utilization of maternal and child health care among married adolescent women: evidence from IndiaLucky 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...
- Maternal health-seeking behavior and associated factors in a rural Nigerian communityK M Osubor
Department of Community Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
Matern Child Health J 10:159-69. 2006..To assess maternal health services and health-seeking behavior in a rural community (Ologbo), located in the South-south zone of Nigeria...
- Factors associated with unfavourable birth outcomes in KenyaM Magadi
African Population and Health Research Center, Population Council, Nairobi, Kenya
J Biosoc Sci 33:199-225. 2001..The odds of unfavourable birth outcomes vary significantly between women. In addition, the odds of Caesarean section deliveries vary between districts, after taking into account the individual-level characteristics of the woman...
- Caesarean delivery rates and pregnancy outcomes: the 2005 WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health in Latin AmericaJose Villar
UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Lancet 367:1819-29. 2006..Our aim was to assess the association between caesarean delivery and pregnancy outcome at the institutional level, adjusting for the pregnant population and institutional characteristics...
- 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...
- Trends in use of referral hospital services for care of sick newborns in a community-based intervention in Tangail District, BangladeshSanwarul Bari
ICDDR, B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
J Health Popul Nutr 24:519-29. 2006....
- Maternal mortality: who, when, where, and whyCarine Ronsmans
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Lancet 368:1189-200. 2006..Inequalities in the risk of maternal death exist everywhere. Targeting of interventions to the most vulnerable--rural populations and poor people--is essential if substantial progress is to be achieved by 2015...
- [Systematic review of near miss maternal morbidity]Joao Paulo Souza
Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, CP 6181 Campinas, SP 13081 881, Brazil
Cad Saude Publica 22:255-64. 2006..The study of near miss maternal morbidity can help improve obstetric care and support the struggle against maternal mortality...
- Vouchers as demand side financing instruments for health care: a review of the Bangladesh maternal voucher schemeJean 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...
- Generation of political priority for global health initiatives: a framework and case study of maternal mortalityJeremy Shiffman
Department of Public Administration, Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 1020, USA
Lancet 370:1370-9. 2007..We use the framework and case study to suggest areas for future research on the determinants of political priority for global health initiatives, which is a subject that has attracted much speculation but little scholarship...
- MaiMwana women's groups: a community mobilisation intervention to improve mother and child health and reduce mortality in rural MalawiMikey Rosato
Centre for International Health and Development, UCL, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH
Malawi Med J 22:112-9. 2010..Their impact, implementation and cost-effectiveness have been rigorously evaluated through a randomized controlled trial design. The results of these evaluations will be reported in 2011...
- Empowerment of women, men, families and communities: true partners for improving maternal and newborn healthA Portela
The Making Pregnancy Safer Initiative, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Br Med Bull 67:59-72. 2003..The authors in this paper would like to contribute to ongoing discussions about the 'how' of working with women, men, families and communities for improved maternal and newborn health...
- Changes and equity in use of maternal health care in China: from 1991 to 2003Zhuochun Wu
Department of Health Statistics and Social Medicine, Fudan University School of Public Health, Shanghai 200032, People s Republic of China
Matern Child Health J 16:501-9. 2012..This was probably due to both socio-economic development and targeted investments in improving health services. However, significant gaps remained, requiring attention...
- Human resources and access to maternal health careP ten Hoope-Bender
Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Secretariat c o World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 94:226-33. 2006..Without such coherent human resource planning, a large number of countries will fail to reduce maternal and newborn mortality...
- Ethics in public health research: minding the gaps: a reassessment of the challenges to safe motherhoodWendy J Graham
Maternal Mortality Programme Assessment IMMPACT, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Am J Public Health 97:978-83. 2007..Capitalizing on current global policy interests and generating demand-driven evidence is a priority for enabling documentation of progress toward reaching the United Nations Millennium Development Goals for 2015...
- Antenatal care in The Gambia: missed opportunity for information, education and communicationSamuel E Anya
Reproductive Health Research Unit, School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of The Gambia, MDI Road, Kanifing, The Gambia
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:9. 2008..We examined the provision of information and education in antenatal clinics from the perspective of pregnant women attending these clinics...
- Risk factors for severe post partum haemorrhage in Mulago hospital, Kampala, UgandaJ Wandabwa
Walter Sisulu University, Private Bag Xl Unitra, Mthatha 5117, South Africa
East Afr Med J 85:64-71. 2008..To determine the risk factors for severe postpartum haemorrhage...
- Maternal mental health predicts risk of developmental problems at 3 years of age: follow up of a community based trialSuzanne C Tough
Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, T2T 5C7, Canada
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:16. 2008..The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of risk for developmental problems among preschool children born to medically low risk women and identify factors that influence outcomes...
- WHO systematic review of randomised controlled trials of routine antenatal careG Carroli
Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Pueyrredon 985, 2000, Rosario, Argentina
Lancet 357:1565-70. 2001....
- Physical activity during pregnancy and maternal-child health outcomes: a systematic literature reviewMichael Maia Schlüssel
Instituto de Nutricao Josue de Castro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Cad Saude Publica 24:s531-44. 2008..Further research is needed to fill these gaps and provide guidelines on the intensity, duration, and frequency of physical activity during pregnancy...
- Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy: safety considerations in the design and interpretation of clinical trialsD E Roth
Division of Pediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
J Perinatol 31:449-59. 2011..Antenatal vitamin D supplementation trials should incorporate a range of methods for objectively establishing maternal and fetal safety, and aim to identify the lowest doses of vitamin D required to achieve target outcomes...
- The effect of addressing demand for as well as supply of emergency obstetric care in Dinajpur, BangladeshJ Hossain
NGO Services Delivery Program NSDP, CARE, Bangladesh
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 92:320-8. 2006..The Dinajpur SafeMother Initiative (DSI) was designed to test the impact of several interventions on use of obstetric services in government health facilities in Northwestern Bangladesh during 1998-2001...
- Maternal obesity and breast-feeding practicesRuowei Li
Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
Am J Clin Nutr 77:931-6. 2003..Maternal obesity has been associated with poor lactation in animal models, but the results of related research in humans are inconclusive...
- Improving the maternal mortality ratio in Zhejiang Province, China, 1988-2008Liqian Qiu
Women s Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
Midwifery 26:544-8. 2010..The aim of this paper is to describe the progress made in maternal health care in Zhejiang Province, China over 20 years in reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR)...
- Contraceptive use, birth spacing, and autonomy: an analysis of the Oportunidades program in rural MexicoBecca S Feldman
Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center, P O Box 12272, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel
Stud Fam Plann 40:51-62. 2009..Findings from this study may be useful for helping program planners better understand the role of conditional cash transfers in modifying family planning and fertility among poor rural women in Latin America...
- Does type of household affect maternal health? Evidence from IndiaNandita Saikia
International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India
J Biosoc Sci 41:329-53. 2009..Women in nuclear households are more likely to utilize these services compared with women in joint households. However, an association between type of household and BMI was not found...
- Linkages among reproductive health, maternal health, and perinatal outcomesZulfiqar A Bhutta
Division of Women and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
Semin Perinatol 34:434-45. 2010..This would also allow for greater efficiency in training, monitoring, and supervision of health care workers and would also help families and communities to access and use services easily...
- The state of political priority for safe motherhood in IndiaJ Shiffman
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 1020, USA
BJOG 114:785-90. 2007..This paper draws on public policy theory to analyse the Indian experience and to develop guidance for safe motherhood policy communities in other high maternal mortality countries seeking to make this cause a political priority...
- Toward a strategic approach for reducing disparities in infant mortalityCarol J Rowland Hogue
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Am J Public Health 92:552-6. 2002..Effective action in these areas would not only improve infant mortality overall; it would also reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant health...
- Variation between last-menstrual-period and clinical estimates of gestational age in vital recordsCheng Qin
Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Am J Epidemiol 167:646-52. 2008..This finding deserves particular attention and further investigation...
- Reducing infant mortality rates using the perinatal periods of risk modelPaulette G Burns
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 76129, USA
Public Health Nurs 22:2-7. 2005..The PPOR model was helpful in targeting interventions to reduce fetal-infant mortality based on the prioritization of contributing factors...
- Detours and shortcuts on the road to maternal mortality reductionDeborah Maine
Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Lancet 370:1380-2. 2007
- Safe motherhood in PakistanSadiqua Jafarey
Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 102:179-85. 2008..Despite numerous initiatives, it is uncertain whether Pakistan will achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 by 2015...
- Safe Motherhood interventions in low-income countries: an economic justification and evidence of cost effectivenessM Jowett
International Programme, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, YO10 5DD, York, UK
Health Policy 53:201-28. 2000..Further work on the cost effectiveness of safe motherhood interventions would provide useful information for policy makers concerned with reducing maternal mortality in the most efficient manner possible...
- Home visiting by paraprofessionals and by nurses: a randomized, controlled trialDavid L Olds
Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80220, USA
Pediatrics 110:486-96. 2002....
- Opportunities to improve maternal health literacy through antenatal education: an exploratory studyS Renkert
Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Health Promot Int 16:381-8. 2001..Work continues on the development of the tools that will be needed to support this change...
- Safer maternal health in rural Uttar Pradesh: do primary health services contribute?S RamaRao
International Programs Division, Population Council, New York 10017, USA
Health Policy Plan 16:256-63. 2001..Reductions in maternal mortality would require interventions to improve service delivery as well as community mobilization to improve utilization of services, especially in life-threatening situations...
- Collapsing the vertical-horizontal divide: an ethnographic study of evidence-based policymaking in maternal healthDominique P Behague
Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
Am J Public Health 98:644-9. 2008....
- A framework for a new approach to antenatal careN Gerein
Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds, 71 75 Clarendon Road, LS2 9PL, Leeds, UK
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 80:175-82. 2003..Policy and program changes are required in: professional mandates for ANC providers, organization of ANC services, service protocols, training programs, policy towards TBAs, referral care, and service support systems...
- Ensuring effective Essential Obstetric Care in resource poor settingsE J Kongnyuy
Maternal and Newborn Health Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
BJOG 116:41-7. 2009..This paper also identifies the barriers to accessing EOC and proposes strategies to overcome them which could contribute to achieving Millennium Development Goal 5...
- PRISM (Program of Resources, Information and Support for Mothers): a community-randomised trial to reduce depression and improve women's physical health six months after birth [ISRCTN03464021]Judith Lumley
Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 251 Faraday St, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia
BMC Public Health 6:37. 2006..Fewer than one in three seek help in primary care despite frequent health care contacts...
- Maternal mortality at the State Specialist Hospital Bauchi, Northern NigeriaA G Mairiga
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, P M B 1414, Maiduguri, Nigeria
East Afr Med J 86:25-30. 2009..To analyse and document our experiences with maternal mortality with the view of finding the trends over the last seven years, common causes and attributing socio-demographic factors...
- Strengthening public health priority-setting through research on fistula, maternal health, and health inequitiesM Bangser
Women s Dignity Project, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S16-20. 2007..Findings from 4 studies conducted by the Women's Dignity Project and partners on the subjects of obstetric fistula, maternal mortality and morbidity, and health inequities are presented...
- A medical birth registry at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical CentrePer Bergsjø
Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, P O Box 4404 Nydalen, NO 0403 Oslo, Norway
East Afr J Public Health 4:1-4. 2007..To establish a medical birth registry intended to serve clinical, administrative and research purposes...
- Associations of gestational weight gain with short- and longer-term maternal and child health outcomesEmily Oken
Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Am J Epidemiol 170:173-80. 2009..For obese women, the lowest-risk weight change was weight loss in all models. Recommendations for gestational weight gain for obese women should be revised...
- Integrated perinatal health framework. A multiple determinants model with a life span approachDawn P Misra
Women s and Children s Health Policy Center, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Am J Prev Med 25:65-75. 2003..A new approach is needed if we are to achieve improvements in perinatal health...
- Obstetric audit in resource-poor settings: lessons from a multi-country project auditing 'near miss' obstetrical emergenciesVeronique Filippi
Maternal Health Programme, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Health Policy Plan 19:57-66. 2004..Sustainability requires a commitment to audit from policy makers and managers at higher levels of the health system and some devolution of resources for implementing recommendations...
- Intimate partner violence during pregnancy: incidence and associated health behaviors in a rural populationBeth A Bailey
Department of Family Medicine, James H Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, P O Box 70621, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA
Matern Child Health J 11:495-503. 2007....
- Maternal health situation in India: a case studyKranti S Vora
Centre for Management of Health Services, India Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, India
J Health Popul Nutr 27:184-201. 2009..It also stresses the need for regulation of the private sector and encourages further public-private partnerships and policies, along with a strong political will and improved management capacity for improving maternal health...
- Public-sector maternal health programmes and services for rural BangladeshMalay Kanti Mridha
Public Health Sciences Division, ICDDR, B, G P O Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
J Health Popul Nutr 27:124-38. 2009....
- Racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes: a life-course perspectiveMichael C Lu
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
Matern Child Health J 7:13-30. 2003..These risk factors during pregnancy, however, do not adequately account for the disparities...
- Maternal health: a case study of RajasthanSharad D Iyengar
Action Research and Training for Health, 772 Fatehpura, Udaipur 313 001, India
J Health Popul Nutr 27:271-92. 2009..The recent scheme of Janani Suraksha Yojana provides an opportunity to improve maternal and neonatal health, provided the quality issues can be adequately addressed...
- Design of the New Life(style) study: a randomised controlled trial to optimise maternal weight development during pregnancy. [ISRCTN85313483]Ellen Althuizen
Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
BMC Public Health 6:168. 2006..In this paper the design of the New Life(style) study is described as well as the content of the individually tailored intervention program, which focuses on controlling weight development during pregnancy...
- Innovations and challenges in reducing maternal mortality in Tamil Nadu, IndiaP Padmanaban
Public Health Administration, National Health Systems Resource Centre, National Rural Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, India
J Health Popul Nutr 27:202-19. 2009..Despite substantial progress, there is some scope for further improvement of quality of infrastructure and services. The paper draws out lessons for other states and countries in the region...
- Maternal mortality-reduction programme in Andhra PradeshM Prakasamma
Academy for Nursing Studies, Flat 215, Amruthaville Apartments, Rajbhavan Road, Hyderabad 500 082, Andhra Pradesh, India
J Health Popul Nutr 27:220-34. 2009..Third, there was little emphasis on developing a cadre of midwives who would have primarily focused on maternal health. Lastly, the low status of women in the state has hampered timely referral and access to services...
- Maternal healthcare financing: Gujarat's Chiranjeevi Scheme and its beneficiariesRamesh Bhat
Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, India
J Health Popul Nutr 27:249-58. 2009..Such a financing scheme could be replicated in other states and countries to address the cost barrier, especially in areas where high numbers of private specialists are available...
- Magnitude of maternal morbidity during labor and delivery: United States, 1993-1997Isabella Danel
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Am J Public Health 93:631-4. 2003..This study sought to determine the prevalence of maternal morbidity during labor and delivery in the United States...
- Maternal health in Gujarat, India: a case studyDileep V Mavalankar
Centre for Management of Health Services, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015, India
J Health Popul Nutr 27:235-48. 2009..However, all these interventions can only take place if there are substantially-increased political will and social awareness...
- Study of blood-transfusion services in Maharashtra and Gujarat States, IndiaK V Ramani
Centre for Management of Health Services, Indian Institute of Management, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015, India
J Health Popul Nutr 27:259-70. 2009..Maharashtra provides a good model for improvement. Unless this is done, access to blood in rural areas may remain poor...
- The challenges of improving emergency obstetric care in two rural districts in MaliS A Otchere
Save the Children US, Washington DC, USA
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:173-82. 2007....
- Maternal and newborn-care practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period: a comparison in three rural districts in BangladeshS Barnett
UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
J Health Popul Nutr 24:394-402. 2006..The results suggest that maternal and newborn-care remains a cause of concern in rural Bangladesh. Short-term policies to promote healthy behaviour in the home are needed, in addition to the long-term goal of skilled birth attendance...
- Maternal and child health: is South Asia ready for change?Zulfiqar A Bhutta
Aga Khan University, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
BMJ 328:816-9. 2004
- Market failure and the poverty of new drugs in maternal healthNicholas M Fisk
Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
PLoS Med 5:e22. 2008
- Improving the availability of emergency obstetric care in conflict-affected settingsS K Krause
Reproductive Health Programme Women s Commission for Refugee Women and Children, New York, NY 10168 1289, USA
Glob Public Health 1:205-28. 2006..The project demonstrated that a great deal more can and should be done by humanitarian workers to improve the availability of basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric services in conflict-affected settings...
- Improvement in maternal health literacy among pregnant women who did not complete compulsory education: policy implications for community care servicesMayumi Ohnishi
International Health and Medicine, Graduate School of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1 5 45 Yushima, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, 113 8519, Japan
Health Policy 72:157-64. 2005....
- The effect of maternal obesity on initiation and duration of breast-feeding in Greece: the GENESIS studyYannis Manios
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Kallithea, Athens, Greece
Public Health Nutr 12:517-24. 2009....
- Preventing and treating obesity in girls and young women to curb the epidemicJohn G Kral
Department of Surgery, Box 40, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
Obes Res 12:1539-46. 2004....
- Involving husbands in safe motherhood: effects of the SUAMI SIAGA campaign in IndonesiaCorinne L Shefner-Rogers
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
J Health Commun 9:233-58. 2004..We suggest that communication campaigns to educate husbands and to stimulate discussion about the innovative concept of birth preparedness may contribute to improved birth outcomes in Indonesia...
- Assessment of risk factors for low birth weight deliveriesJudith N Lasker
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
Health Care Women Int 26:262-80. 2005..Results were incorporated into training in best practices for prenatal care in the city's prenatal clinics...
- Methodological issues in the measurement of birth preparedness in support of safe motherhoodCynthia K Stanton
Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
Eval Rev 28:179-200. 2004..Solutions are proposed to address each of these problems in an effort to improve future research...
- Causes of maternal mortality decline in Matlab, BangladeshMahbub Elahi Chowdhury
Public Health Sciences Division, ICDDR, B, G P O Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
J Health Popul Nutr 27:108-23. 2009..To achieve the Millenium Development Goal 5 targets, policies that bring further improved comprehensive EmOC, strengthened family-planning services, and expanded education of females are essential...
- An alternative strategy to reduce maternal mortalityAnthony Costello
UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1 1EH, UK
Lancet 368:1477-9. 2006
- Where is maternal and child health now?Joy E Lawn
Saving Newborn Lives Save the Children USA, Pinelands, Cape Town 7405, South Africa
Lancet 368:1474-7. 2006
- Maternal health in poor countries: the broader context and a call for actionVeronique Filippi
Maternal and Neonatal Health Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Lancet 368:1535-41. 2006..Finally, after examining the political and financial context, we call for action. The need for strategic vision, financial resources, human resources, and information are discussed...
- Application of the social ecological model in folic acid public health initiativesLisa A Quinn
Gannon University, Villa Maria School of Nursing, 109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541 0001, USA
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 34:672-81. 2005..This article analyzes the use of the social ecological model in folic acid public health initiatives and emphasizes assessing the outcomes of such initiatives...
- Socio demographic profile and presentations of patients with ruptured gravid uterus in Calabar NigeriaE I Ekanem
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology College of Medical Sciences University of Calabar, Calabar
Niger J Med 17:78-82. 2008..To study the Socio-demographic profiles and mode of clinical presentations of with uterine rupture in pregnancy in Calabar, Nigeria...
- Risk screening, emergency care, and lay concepts of complications during pregnancy in Chiapas, MexicoRolando Tinoco-Ojanguren
Centro de Investigaciones en Salud de Comitan and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chiapas, Mexico
Soc Sci Med 66:1057-69. 2008..Findings reported here center on a rich description of the latter: lay versus clinical criteria for risk of antepartum complication...
- Yoga: empowering women to give birthNerissa Fields
Pract Midwife 11:30-2. 2008
- Gestational diabetes in rural East Africa: a call to actionWillibald Zeck
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Graz, Austria
J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:403-11. 2008....
- Low maternal weight: effects on maternal and infant health during pregnancyEmma Derbyshire
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
Nurs Stand 22:43-6. 2007..Women need to be provided with clear, consistent information about how much weight they should gain during pregnancy and the adverse effects of a low pre-pregnancy body weight and insufficient weight gain during pregnancy...
- Smoking patterns and outcomes in a population of pregnant women with other substance use disordersLucy Burns
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Nicotine Tob Res 10:969-74. 2008..Further research should identify the models of tobacco cessation most suited to women who also use other substances during pregnancy...
- [Perinatal care and safe motherhood]Xing Hua Huang
Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi 38:468-70. 2003
- Preconceptual care: why we need Foresight. Part 2: from pollution to pesticidesNim Barnes
Foresight, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Pract Midwife 10:34-7. 2007
- Preconceptual care: why we need Foresight. Part 1: From diet to drugsNim Barnes
Pract Midwife 10:28-33. 2007
- Dietary and lifestyle interventions to limit weight gain during pregnancy for obese or overweight women: a systematic reviewJodie M Dodd
The Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 87:702-6. 2008..To assess the benefits and harm of dietary and lifestyle interventions during pregnancy to improve maternal and infant outcomes for pregnant women who are overweight or obese...
- Adverse birth outcomes associated with maternal smoking and polymorphisms in the N-Nitrosamine-metabolizing enzyme genes NQO1 and CYP2E1Seiko Sasaki
Department of Public Health, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Am J Epidemiol 167:719-26. 2008..These results may help in directing smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy, especially among susceptible women...
- Identify and treat perinatal depression: for the sake of the baby!Elsa Lena Ryding
Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Acta Paediatr 97:697-8. 2008
- [Social and health factors of respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants]Włodzimierz Borkowski
Centrum Medyczne Kształcenia Podyplomowego, Warszawa
Ginekol Pol 78:856-60. 2007..to investigate the impact of social and health factors on respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) among preterm neonates...
- Quality of antenatal care and its dose-response relationship with birth weight in a maternal and child health training institute in BangladeshSelina Khatun
Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
J Biosoc Sci 40:321-37. 2008....
- Pregnancy and perinatal health in Inner Mongolia, China, 1996-1999Z Liu
Ba Men Anti Epidemic Station, Ba Men, Inner Mongolia, China
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:127-31. 2007..To obtain descriptive measures of maternal and perinatal health in the Ba Men Region of Inner Mongolia, China...
- Midwifery care of poor and vulnerable women, 1925-2003Jeanne Raisler
University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
J Midwifery Womens Health 50:113-21. 2005..Health disparities, cultural studies, obstetric interventions, and poor women's experiences of childbirth and midwifery care are important topics for future research...
- Prune belly syndrome and associated malformations. A 13-year experience from a developing countryH M Salihu
Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, Room 320, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
West Indian Med J 52:281-4. 2003..In conclusion, Cameroonian babies with prune belly syndrome presented with clinical features that were comparable to those observed in developed nations...
- Pregnancy Related Weight Gain: A Link to ObesityAnna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2006..These data, both the quantitative and qualitative, will be used to identify modifiable behaviors for pregnant women that are associated with gaining weight above the recommended ranges and postpartum weight retention. ..
- Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiologic ResearchAnna Maria Siega Riz; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- INTERNET--HOME BASED TREATMENT FOR ADOLESCENT SMOKERSChristi Patten; Fiscal Year: 2001..Adolescents will be recruited for participation in the study from four geographically and ethnically diverse locations. The study will be conducted by the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. ..
- MOOD MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR ALCOHOL DEPENDENT SMOKERSChristi Patten; Fiscal Year: 2002..Dependent measures include 7-day point prevalence smoking abstinence verified with expired air carbon monoxide and alcohol and drug abstinence verified with breathalyzer, urine drug screen and informant report. ..
- Dine College/Mayo Clinic: Developing Cancer ResearchersChristi Patten; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Maternal overnutrition and offspring fat mass, metabolic and vascular function.Debbie Lawlor; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Tobacco Cessation Treatment for Pregnant Alaska NativesChristi Patten; Fiscal Year: 2006..The overall health related objective of this line of research is to develop effective treatment programs with and for Alaska Native pregnant women that will ultimately reduce the risk of tobacco-related disease. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Intervention for Support Persons to Help Smokers QuitChristi Patten; Fiscal Year: 2005..Support persons (N=60) will be recruited and randomly assigned to self-help intervention or telephone counseling. The smokers will be enrolled as study subjects but will be contacted for assessments only. ..
- Maternal fatty acids, birth weight and child developmentEmily Oken; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Mechanisms for Relations of Domestic Violence to Poor Maternal and Infant HealthJay Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- WHO MULTICENTER GROWTH REFERENCE STUDY: U.S. SITEKathryn Dewey; Fiscal Year: 2002..The data will be pooled by WHO to create a new growth reference, applicable to all infants and children internationally. ..
- Impact of adolescent pregnancy on nutritional statusJoanne Katz; Fiscal Year: 2006..Measures of nutritional status at birth include weight, length, head, chest and mid upper arm circumference. Growth of these infants through 6 months of age will also be examined, as will hemoglobin and serum retinol at 3 months of age. ..
- Illicit Drug Use and Associated Social Factors: Effects on Birth OutcomesAshley Schempf; Fiscal Year: 2007..The community and individual factors related to drug use during pregnancy will be evaluated to inform effective prevention strategies. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- IMPACT TOTAL WORKLOAD--MATERNAL POSTPARTUM HEALTH/QOLPatricia McGovern; Fiscal Year: 2003..Knowledge of these factors will facilitate the design and testing of policy and programmatic interventions relevant to employers, policy makers and occupational health providers. ..
- Infant Outcomes and Depression Treatment in PregnancySheila Marcus; Fiscal Year: 2007..Does the infant LHPA impact neonatal regulation of feeding and sleep? 5. Do pharmacologic treatments during pregnancy differentially impact neonatal state regulation due to withdrawal? For how long? ..
- Development of the Partner Violence Perpetration Among *Jay Silverman; Fiscal Year: 2006..This comparison will be vital to determining whether the risk and protective factors identified are relevant to present interventions for men who batter their female partners. ..
- Postpartum Depression in a Pediatric ClinicLinda Chaudron; Fiscal Year: 2006..The candidate and this research project will lead to the creation of such a model. ..
- FOLLOW-UP OF FAMILIES IN EARLY PREVENTIVE INTERVENTIONDavid Olds; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Adult NeurocognitionClaire Coles; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Changes in sexual function following bariatric surgeryDAVID 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. ..
- Rett syndrome: determinants of outcome and burdenHelen Leonard; Fiscal Year: 2007..Feedback to families on study progress will be given through the study Web site. ..
- Acupuncture and Low Back Pain during PregnancyShu Ming Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Prenatal Tobacco Use: Auditory Processing and LanguageClaire Coles; Fiscal Year: 2007..All analyses will control for other contributions to outcomes (i.e., Alcohol exposure, Caregiving potential, Quality of Caregiving, including language environment, Child Health and Hearing). ..
- Enhancing Oral Health Care Use by HIV-PositivesLisa R Metsch; Fiscal Year: 2010..An interdisciplinary team of behavioral and clinical research scientists with experience in developing and evaluating health care and prevention interventions targeting low income, HIV+s will conduct this research. ..
- MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF CD4+ T CELL DYSFUNCTION IN SIVAftab Ansari; Fiscal Year: 2009..abstract_text> ..
- Maternal HIV: Intervention to Assist Disclosure to ChildrenDebra Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2009..Few interventions, other than for prevention or medication adherence, are available for women living with HIV;this study will evaluate an intervention that will help HIV-positive mothers deal with a serious family issue. ..
- A Home Exercise Program (DVD) for Women with Infants and Young ChildrenCheryl Albright; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- The Feasibility of Replacement Feeding as an HIV Prevention Method in MalawiMargaret Bentley; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Occupational Pesticide Exposure of Parents and Brain Tumor Risk in ChildrenGreta Bunin; Fiscal Year: 2008..The proposed study will provide information on the usefulness of these approaches. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Prenatal Ultrasound And Birth DefectsDOROTHY WALLER; Fiscal Year: 2008..Estimates of sensitivity and specificity will be calculated for each of 38 different categories of malformations. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Understanding Barriers to Oral Health Care In Pregnancy: The First Step to ImprovKim Boggess; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Prevention among HIV+ Crack Users in the HospitalLisa Metsch; Fiscal Year: 2009..The primary outcome of the study will be to reduce unprotected sex. Secondary outcomes will include increasing the use of HIV primary outpatient cars and increasing readiness for and entry to drug treatment. ..
- ACTIVE MOMS: Physical Activity Intervention for Women with Gestational DiabetesDanielle Downs; Fiscal Year: 2007..g., excessive maternal weight gain, need for insulin), and infant outcomes (e.g., birth weight). [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Effect of high dairy, high non-dairy and low calcium diet on weight and fat lossJANET WHATLEY BLUM; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Physical Activity in Women with InfantsCHERYL LYNN ALBRIGHT; Fiscal Year: 2010..This study will serve as a model for the design and implementation of PA interventions for at-risk ethnic minority postpartum women. ..
- MEASURING INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES IN DIVERSE PATIENTSAnita Stewart; Fiscal Year: 2002..Interventions arising from such studies could contribute to quality improvements in caring for diverse groups. ..
- CD4 T Cell Activation in SIV+Disease Resistant MangabeysAftab Ansari; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Historic Traffic Exposure Maps for Cancer StudiesPaul English; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Behavioral factors and dietary change in WHTFSMPAlok Bhargava; Fiscal Year: 2003..Overall, the results will facilitate the design of policies for improving health of especially minority women in the United States and will be useful for analyses of the Women's Health Initiative data. ..
- OVERWEIGHT STATUS AFTER CHILDBIRTHLorraine Walker; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- ACCULTURATION AND CHILD HEALTH OUTCOMES IN LATINOSElena Fuentes Afflick; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- MEDICATION ADHERENCE INTERVENTION FOR HIV+ PERSONSDebra Murphy; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- EFFECT OF CHRONIC INFECTION ON PLACENTAL DEVELOPMENTKim Boggess; Fiscal Year: 2005..Understanding of these mechanisms may assist in the development of interventions to protect the fetus and placenta from damage as a result of chronic maternal infection with oral pathogens. ..
- VULNERABILITY OF THE FETUS/INFANT TO PAH, PM2.5 AND ETS.Frederica Perera; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- IRON STATUS IN WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGEUsha 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. ..
- Obesity, Body Image and Weight MaintenanceDAVID SARWER; Fiscal Year: 2005..These studies have been selected to further develop my knowledge of the treatment of obesity, and the training program has been designed to facilitate my development as an independent investigator in the field of obesity. ..
- Vaginal Douching in Latina Women and AdolescentsMELISSA MCKEE; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- PROMOTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AMONG WOMENEdith Kieffer; Fiscal Year: 2006..Measures will be collected at 10-14 weeks, -26 weeks and -36 weeks of gestation and -6 weeks postpartum. ..
- BIOMARKERS OF GENETIC DAMAGE AND ANTIOXIDANTFrederica Perera; Fiscal Year: 2001..Once validated in this model population, these biomarkers would also have applicability in evaluating interventions in occupational cohorts and other populations highly exposed to carcinogens. ..
- Enhancing Parenting Skills Among HIV+ MothersSusan Davies; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Maternal Employment, Low-Income Youth, and NeighborhoodsLISA GENNETIAN; Fiscal Year: 2006..The findings will inform both developmental and economic theory as well as policy. ..
- MATERNAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE--OUTCOME AT SCHOOL AGEClaire Coles; Fiscal Year: 2002..The results of these studies will provide insight into the impact of factors associated with MSA on school-age outcomes. ..
- Paraxanthine and Reproductive Effects of CaffeineMichael Bracken; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Emergence of SIB in Developmentally Delayed IndividualsCURT ALAN SANDMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010..Findings from this project will contribute to the understanding of the emergence and maintenance of SIB. ..
- Examining Parent & Family Factors in Child Mental HealthMary Baker; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- PHASE III TRIAL OF TETRATHIOMOLYBDATE IN PRIMARY BILIAR*George Brewer; Fiscal Year: 2007..Abstract Not Provided ..
- CONTROL SELECTION METHODS FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER STUDIESGreta Bunin; Fiscal Year: 2009..A feasible and valid control group is needed to ensure that studies of childhood cancer are scientifically valid and therefore, will provide results that can eventually lead to prevention of these cancers. ..
- Fluoride Varnish to Prevent Caries in Toddlers - An Expanded Immunization ProgramPeter Milgrom; Fiscal Year: 2008..Keywords: fluoride varnish, dental caries, oral health, early prevention, multi-center, toddlers. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Reducing Depressive Symptoms in Low-Income MothersLinda Beeber; Fiscal Year: 2008..By helping these mothers better utilize Early Head Start resources, the positive benefits of the intervention can be maintained and thus result in lasting benefit for the child as well as the mother. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- A RCT to Reduce Cardiopulmonary RehospitalizationsBrian Jack; Fiscal Year: 2009..We will evaluate the intervention in a stratified analysis to examine the effect of the intervention by literacy status. ..
- Pregnancy and Risk Factors for CVD and Type 2 DiabetesErica Gunderson; Fiscal Year: 2006..The study will also assess whether breastfeeding has beneficial effects on risk factors that may help prevent heart disease and diabetes in women. ..
- Role of depression and anxiety in the tobacco epidemicRenee Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2008..Use of the NESARC offers a unique opportunity to analyze a large, longitudinal, epidemiologic dataset. ..
- Adult Functioning of Extremely Low Birthweight InfantsSaroj Saigal; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Prevention of chronic asthma: age 7 follow upMARY KLINNERT; Fiscal Year: 2005..In addition, we will use the early data to identify developmental precursors for poor adherence and increased asthma morbidity at age 7. ..
- Biotech & Materials Research to Reduce Caries DisparityPeter 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. ..
- Preschool Vision Screening in Primary Care SettingsAlex Kemper; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Comorbid childhood anxiety and asthmaRenee Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2006..That study will involve a longitudinal epidemiologic preventive intervention study aimed at reducing the risk of anxiety disorders among pediatric asthma/allergy patients. ..
- Childhood Origin of Disparities in Alcohol Use DisordersSTEPHEN GILMAN; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- Opiod Addiction in Primary Care Chronic Pain PatientsMichael Fleming; Fiscal Year: 2002..Summary: This would be the first large prevalence survey conducted in the US health care system to assess rates of addiction in a primary care chronic pain population. ..