Anxiety of myoma patients: results of standardized interviews with the State Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Kessler 10 questionnaire.
Authors: Knudsen NI, Richter R, Kentenich H, Sehouli J, David M Abstract Introduction: The aim of this study was to explore a possible relation between myoma-related anxieties and general state or trait anxiety or psychological distress, to get a better understanding of the impact of anxiety on the patients. Methods: This prospective study was conducted at the myoma clinic of a large university hospital in a major European city from November 2016 to February 2017. Patients completed standardized questionnaires on myoma-related fears, the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Kessler 10. Results: Eighty-five...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 12, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth.
Conclusions: EMDR and CBT seem to be effective as therapy for PTSD following childbirth. However, evidence is still limited and more controlled trials are needed to draw conclusive results. PMID: 31164035 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Self-reported reasons for having difficulty reaching orgasm during partnered sex: relation to orgasmic pleasure.
Conclusion: Women cite various reasons for orgasmic difficulty, most commonly general anxiety/stress, inadequate arousal, sex-specific stress and partner issues. Women who were distressed by their condition more frequently cited partner issues. Variance in orgasmic pleasure was most related to partner issues, sexual inhibition/lack of interest and insufficient experience. Overall, partner issues and relationship satisfaction played important roles in attributions for both orgasmic difficulty and orgasmic pleasure. PMID: 31140902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 30, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Trauma exposure, PTSD and indices of fertility.
Conclusion(s): PTSD, but not trauma exposure, may be a risk factor for reduced fecundity and increased use of infertility treatment and testing among women. PMID: 31131687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 29, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Social consequences for women undergoing fertility treatment.
Authors: McGowan L, Quinlivan J PMID: 31099293 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Maternal prenatal stress and its effects on primary pregnancy outcomes in twin pregnancies.
CONCLUSIONS: Prenatal stress in twin pregnancies increases with the progression of pregnancy. Higher stress in late pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of premature rupture of membranes; therefore, interventions might be essential for improving pregnancy outcomes. PMID: 31066336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 10, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

How do we help women become less fearful of birth?
Authors: Quinlivan JA, McGowan L PMID: 31060418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The last vial. What it means to (aspiring) parents to use the same sperm donor for siblings.
CONCLUSION: The use of the same sperm donor for subsequent conceptions appeared quasi unambiguously in the interviews of the lesbian and heterosexual (aspiring) parents in our study. PMID: 31023109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - April 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Involving fathers in maternal and child health: are we there yet?
Authors: McGowan L, Quinlivan J PMID: 30892149 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Carnitine and chromium co-supplementation affects mental health, hormonal, inflammatory, genetic, and oxidative stress parameters in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Authors: Jamilian M, Foroozanfard F, Kavossian E, Aghadavod E, Amirani E, Mahdavinia M, Mafi A, Asemi Z Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the co-administration of carnitine and chromium on mental health, hormonal, inflammatory and genetic parameters in women with PCOS. METHODS: This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted on 54 subjects, aged 18-40 years old. Subjects were randomly allocated to take either 1000 mg/d carnitine plus 200 µg/d chromium as chromium picolinate (n = 26) or placebo (n&thin...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Using extended theory of planned behavior to determine factors associated with help-seeking behavior of sexual problems in women with heart failure: a longitudinal study.
CONCLUSIONS: The extended TPB could be used by healthcare professionals to design an appropriate program to treat sexual dysfunction in women with HF. PMID: 30829094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Effects of a social-media-based support on premenstrual syndrome and physical activity among female university students in South Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: Female university students with PMS experienced decreased premenstrual symptoms and increased physical activity with social-media-based support, which could be an efficacious, accessible, and widely available nursing intervention to manage PMS and physical activity. PMID: 30829097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The association of type D personality and depression with infertility in women.
Authors: Tola EN, Eris Yalcin S, Dugan N, Oral B Abstract PURPOSE: Type D personality-defined as the presence of two personality characters, namely negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI)-is associated with various disorders. The 14-item Type D Scale (DS14), which consists of NA and SI subscales, can be used for the detection of the presence of Type D personality. The aim of our study was to investigate the association of Type D personality and depression with infertility in women. METHOD: A total of 324 women, 168 primary unexplained infertile women (92 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 21, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Correction.
Authors: PMID: 30747020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Why nutrition should be the first prescription.
Authors: Quinlivan JA, McGowan L PMID: 30676194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Anxiety and depression symptoms in infertile men during their first infertility evaluation visit.
CONCLUSION: Among men, the levels of depressive and anxiety symptoms were low at the start of the infertility work-up. Depressive symptom levels increased significantly with the duration of infertility, whereas anxiety levels and VAS scores did not demonstrate a similar correlation. PMID: 30624134 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Preterm birth disparities between states in the United States: an opportunity for public health interventions.
Authors: Bublitz MH, Carpenter M, Bourjeily G Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between statelevel characteristics and state-level preterm birth rates. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective ecological cross-sectional study using statelevel data from 2013 to 2014 extracted from publicly available sources -the March of Dimes PeriStats database, the U.S. Census Bureau, the US Department of Education, and the US Department of Justice. RESULTS: State-level preterm birth rates correlated with the following state characteristics: poverty rate, obesity rate, percentage of non-Hispanic Black women res...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 11, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

"So what happens next?" exploring the psychological and emotional impact of anti-Mullerian hormone testing.
CONCLUSIONS: Knowledge and communication of a low AMH result has a negative psychological impact. The findings from this study support the move to further explore the psychological and emotional impact of the test with the development of a quantitative questionnaire. PMID: 30489173 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - December 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Body image, personality profiles and alexithymia in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
DISCUSSION: It seems that physical appearance and bodily function have a central place in the minds of women with PCOS, as well as in their relationships. However, it is a body they find it hard to feel and with which they mostly feel uncomfortable. Their approach to the outside world seems to be characterized by a certain degree of immaturity, anger, hostility and distrust. Low self-esteem also seems to be connected to a certain tendency toward introversion and withdrawal. This leads to problems in social, professional and intimate relationships. PMID: 30398405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of P...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - November 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Muscle and joint pains in middle-aged women are associated with insomnia and low grip strength: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Muscle and joint pains are highly prevalent in Japanese middle-aged women. Low grip strength and insomnia are independently associated with these symptoms. Treatment of insomnia in this population might improve myalgia/arthralgia, and in turn, help restore grip strength, or treatment of hand pain might conversely reduce insomnia in addition to improvement in grip strength. PMID: 30398410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - November 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Moving toward a better understanding of the experience and measurement of breastfeeding-related pain.
CONCLUSION: Breastfeeding-related pain is multidimensional and can be severe and distressing for women. Current measurement tools may not adequately reflect the multidimensional components of this unique type of pain, which may limit the effectiveness of health care providers to help with its identification and management. PMID: 30324846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - October 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The effects of fish oil omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on mental health parameters and metabolic status of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of fish oil omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on mental health parameters and metabolic status of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 60 women with PCOS, aged 18-40 years old. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups to receive either 2 × 1000 mg/day fish oil omega-3 fatty acid (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) after lunch for 12 weeks. Metabolic profiles were quantified at baseline and after the 12-week int...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - September 20, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Working towards developing evidence based psychosocial interventions to promote health and wellbeing in pregnancy.
Authors: McGowan L, Quinlivan J PMID: 30230423 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - September 20, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Approaches to the prevention of postnatal depression and anxiety - a review of the literature.
The objective for this review is to provide an update of randomized controlled trials examining the use of interventions targeted to prevent the onset of postnatal depression and anxiety in nondiagnostic populations with universal or selected samples. METHODS: A total of four databases, EBSCO Host, Science Direct, Scopus, and Web of Science, incorporating PsychINFO were searched and papers selected according to clearly specified inclusion criteria. A large Health Technology review was published in 2016, for which the final search was conducted in December 2012. Therefore inclusion criteria were studies published from J...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - September 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Postpartum psychological distress after emergency team response during childbirth.
CONCLUSIONS: Methodology investigating the link between ETR and postpartum psychological distress is feasible and acceptable. A relationship between ETR and PTSD symptoms appears to exist, with ETR being associated with higher PTSD scores compared to non-ETR childbirths. Methods that incorporate awareness of the unique concerns of vulnerable populations are needed. PMID: 30204531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - September 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in improving the quality of life and psychological fatigue in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: a randomized controlled clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The results showed that CBT was able to reduce fatigue and improve quality of life in our sample of women with the PCOS and ultimately boost their health. PMID: 30175648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - September 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Parenting and perinatal depression: meeting women's needs.
CONCLUSION: Women receiving perinatal depression treatment experience unique parenting challenges and desire parenting support. Healthcare providers caring for these women should be mindful of their patients' parenting needs. Future research should explore ways to integrate parenting interventions with depression treatments. Mother-infant interaction is a key determinant of optimal infant development and integrating parenting support with perinatal depression treatments can have significant public health impact. PMID: 30111227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - August 17, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Fetal health anxiety: development and psychometric properties of the fetal health anxiety inventory.
CONCLUSION: Preliminary findings suggest that the FHAI represents a psychometrically sound instrument to measure the construct of fetal health anxiety. Practical and theoretical implications of the present results are discussed. PMID: 30089227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - August 11, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Psychosocial impact of human papillomavirus on women's sexual dissatisfaction and quality of life.
CONCLUSION: Interventions should focus on psychological morbidity and condom use, particularly in older and less educated women. PMID: 29969339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - July 5, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Effect of psychosocial interventions on the severity of premenstrual syndrome: a meta-analysis.
Authors: Han J, Cha Y, Kim S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is common in women with reproductive age and it affects the normal life. Psychosocial interventions are recommended for some women who experience less severe PMS. So far, no meta-analyses have investigated the effect of overall psychosocial interventions on the severity of PMS as an outcome. This review aims to explore the effectiveness of psychosocial intervention for PMS. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search in PubMED, CINAHL, EMbase and PsycINFO in December 2016, following methodological guidelines outlined in the...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - July 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Role of religion, spirituality, and faith in assisted reproduction.
CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that spirituality plays a role in adjusting the psychological aspects of an infertile patient. PMID: 29873289 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Vulvodynia and chronic pelvic pain in a gynecologic outpatient clinic.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a need for increased awareness regarding vulvodynia and CPP among health care providers. A comprehensive history is important for adequate diagnosis. PMID: 29848143 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

What makes a chronic pelvic pain patient satisfied?
CONCLUSIONS: The data suggest that a focus on empathic communication may make a meaningful difference in meeting the needs of women with CPP as well as strengthening the provider/patient relationship. PMID: 29848157 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 4, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Maternal psychosocial stress and children's ADHD diagnosis: a prospective birth cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: In this prospective, predominantly urban, low-income, minority birth cohort, mothers' psychosocial stress before and during pregnancy appears to be an independent risk factor for the development of ADHD in their children. PMID: 29790815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Mental health and primary dysmenorrhea: a systematic review.
This study aimed to systematically review the psychological risk factors associated with primary dysmenorrhea. Embase, ISI web of knowledge, ProQuest, Science Direct, Scopus and PubMed central were searched using keywords related to risk factors and primary dysmenorrhea. Observational studies, published in English after 2000, focusing solely on psychological factors affecting primary dysmenorrhea were included. The search process retrieved 11,928 potential related articles. Thirty three articles met inclusion criteria and were assessed for final synthesis. The STROBE checklist was used to quality assessment of studies. Res...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Are non-pregnant women afraid of childbirth? Prevalence and predictors of fear of childbirth in students.
CONCLUSIONS: Fear of childbirth is highly prevalent in the sample of young nulliparous women with one in four women reporting clinically significant fear. The higher levels of the FOC could be predicted, by AS, trait anxiety, expected labor pain, and sources of knowledge about the childbirth. Implications of the findings are discussed. PMID: 29745783 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Attachment and sexual functioning in women and men seeking fertility treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Results support the pertinence of attachment theory and the relevance of using dyadic designs to understand sexuality in couples seeking fertility treatment. PMID: 29749292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - May 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Psychiatric admission during pregnancy in women with schizophrenia who attended a specialist antenatal clinic.
CONCLUSION: High rates of psychiatric admission are evident throughout pregnancy for women with schizophrenia, with a high proportion of first presentations for admission occurring in the first trimester. Psychiatric admission is associated with poorer antenatal care attendance and adverse psychosocial outcomes, highlighting the need for enhanced multidisciplinary pregnancy care for this at risk group. Inpatient psychiatric services should consider pregnancy testing and contraception review for all women of childbearing age, admitted with schizophrenia. PMID: 29671666 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journa...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - April 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Experiences and psychological distress of fertility treatment and employment.
CONCLUSION: Difficulties experienced in combining work and treatment suggest that support is needed. Specific workplace policy, guidance for supervisors and flexibility in fertility clinic times should help support employees during treatment and reduce psychological distress, thereby potentially influencing physical health and treatment outcomes. PMID: 29658362 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - April 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Impact of coping strategies on quality of life of adolescents and young women with endometriosis.
CONCLUSION: These results provide additional evidence showing that endometriosis symptoms substantially affect the psychological well-being of young patients and identify opportunities for interventions (e.g. cognitive behavioral, rational/emotive therapy) to implement coping styles leading to improved QoL. PMID: 29648907 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - April 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Running out of time: exploring women's motivations for social egg freezing.
CONCLUSION: The study provides new insights in to the complex motivations women have for banking eggs. It identifies how women's use of egg freezing was an attempt to "preserve fertility" in the absence of the particular set of "life conditions" they regarded as crucial for pursuing parenthood. It also demonstrates that few women were motivated by a desire to enhance their career and that the boundaries between egg freezing for medical and for social reasons may be more porous than first anticipated. PMID: 29648960 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - April 15, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Effect of an educational program based on cognitive behavioral techniques on fear of childbirth and the birth process.
This study determined the effect of an educational program based on cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) provided for pregnant women to address their fear of childbirth. METHODS: This study was conducted experimentally using pretest-posttest and a control group. A total of 111 Turkish pregnant women were recruited with 52 in the intervention group and 59 in the control group. The intervention group attended the educational program on coping with childbirth fears based on CBT, which took 3 weeks over six sessions. The Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire, version-A (W-DEQ-A) was administered to bot...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 29, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Psychosexual outcomes in women of reproductive age at more than two-years from excisional cervical treatment - a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Approximately, one-third of women at more than two years post-treatment may suffer from less interest in sexual intercourse, have relatively greater anxiety and depression, and might still be concerned about the possibility of disease progression. PMID: 29527976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Are symptoms after a colorectal segmental resection in deep endometriosis really improved? The point of view of women before and after surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: The radical surgical approach has a positive impact on quality of life, although it does not improve all the symptoms complained before surgery. Clear pre-surgical counseling and careful patient selection is suggested. PMID: 29514537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Prenatal smoking and postpartum depression: a meta-analysis.
Authors: Chen HL, Cai JY, Zha ML, Shen WQ Abstract OBJECTIVES: Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common emotional distress among many women in diversified cultures. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between prenatal smoking and PPD. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed, ISI Web of Science, EMBASE, Elsevier ScienceDirect, OVID and Springer databases up to 15 March 2017. The pooled odds ratio (OR) of PPD was compared between prenatal smoking women and the ones who did not smoke during pregnancy. The fixed effect model or random effect models were chosen according to heterogeneity between ...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Co-located perinatal psychiatry clinic: impact of adding a psychologist on clinical quality improvement metrics.
Authors: Pawar D, Huang CC, Wichman C Abstract PURPOSE: To describe the impact of adding a psychologist (the intervention) to a co-located perinatal psychiatry clinic (PPC) in terms of effects on clinical quality improvement (QI) metrics. METHODS: Six-month pre- and postintervention study design with measurement of QI metrics: number of unique patients treated; number of new and established visits; percent no-shows for new and established visits; and mean wait time to new visit. RESULTS: Number of unique patients treated by the psychiatrist increased by 30%, from 90 preintervention to 118 postintervention (...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - March 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Are levels of coping with stress in pregnancy with gestational diabetes worse than in healthy pregnancy?
Authors: Arda Sürücü H, Büyükkaya Besen D, Duman M, Erbil EY, Ay İ Abstract PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the levels of coping with stress in healthy pregnant women in comparison with the levels of coping with stress in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the study, the descriptive cross-sectional research design was used. The study was carried out with 218 pregnant women in total. RESULTS: It was found that the healthy pregnant women had a higher total score for coping with stress and used the self-confident coping...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - February 21, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Anaemia and depletion of iron stores as risk factors for postpartum depression: a literature review.
CONCLUSION: Anaemia and/or iron-deficiency may contribute to PPD in at-risk women. Further studies should elucidate the association between these entities. PMID: 29363366 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

Mood state at the beginning of the pregnancy and its influence on obstetric and perinatal outcomes.
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of emotional disorders in the first trimester of pregnancy is high, with more than 20% of pregnant women presenting high levels of anxiety, and more than 9.5% presenting depression. During the first trimester, depression and anxiety were associated with low birth weight. PMID: 29363374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - January 25, 2018 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research

The Q-tip test of the vulva as a diagnostic aid for vulvodynia: sensitivity, specificity and predictive values.
Authors: Papoutsis D, Antonakou A PMID: 29256294 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - December 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research