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1995 Canadian women's health test. Time to promote women's health.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature213284
Source
Can Fam Physician. 1996 Jan;42:13-5, 20-3
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-1996
Author
S. Wiesenberg
Source
Can Fam Physician. 1996 Jan;42:13-5, 20-3
Date
Jan-1996
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Canada
Family Practice
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health promotion
Humans
Middle Aged
Physician's Role
Questionnaires
Women's health
Notes
Cites: CMAJ. 1992 Jun 15;146(12):2167-741308756
Cites: Can Fam Physician. 1994 May;40:861-4, 870-28038628
Cites: Can Fam Physician. 1994 May;40:900-58038635
Comment In: Can Fam Physician. 1996 May;42:8488688683
Comment In: Can Fam Physician. 1996 Jun;42:1088-908704481
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8924805 View in PubMed
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's experience when interacting with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: a brief note.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature157234
Source
Aust J Rural Health. 2008 Jun;16(3):124-31
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2008
Author
Alistair Campbell
Barbara Hayes
Beryl Buckby
Author Affiliation
James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. alistair.campbell@jcu.edu.au
Source
Aust J Rural Health. 2008 Jun;16(3):124-31
Date
Jun-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Depression, Postpartum - diagnosis - ethnology
Female
Health Status Indicators
Humans
Oceanic Ancestry Group - psychology - statistics & numerical data
Pregnancy
Psychometrics
Reproducibility of Results
Risk assessment
Women's health
Abstract
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is one of the most widely used screening instruments for maternal perinatal anxiety and depression. It has maintained its robust performance when translated into multiple languages, when used prenatally and when used with perinatal fathers; thus the tool is also known as the Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS). However, there have been no published psychometric data on versions of the EPDS adapted for screening Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. We describe the development of 'translations' of the EPDS and report their basic psychometric properties.
During the Queensland arm of the beyond blue National Postnatal Depression Program (2001-2005), partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women were forged. At TAIHS' stand alone "Mums and Babies" unit 181 women of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent were recruited into the study through their antenatal and postnatal visits and 25 were recruited at Mt Isa. Participants completed either the translation or the standard version of the EPDS both antenatally and postnatally.
The 'translations' of the EPDS demonstrated a high level of reliability. The was a strong correlation between the 'translations' and the EPDS. The 'translations' and the standard EPDS both identified high rates of women at risk of depression although the 'translations' identified higher rates.
We argue that the 'translation' may have been a more accurate predictor of perinatal women at risk for depression, but acknowledge that a lack of validity evidence weakens this conclusion.
PubMed ID
18471181 View in PubMed
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's health: acting now for a healthy future.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature153251
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Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008 Dec;48(6):526-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2008
Author
Jacqueline Boyle
Alice R Rumbold
Marilyn Clarke
Chris Hughes
Simon Kane
Source
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2008 Dec;48(6):526-8
Date
Dec-2008
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Female
Forecasting
Gynecology - standards
Humans
Maternal Age
Obstetrics - standards
Oceanic Ancestry Group
Pregnancy
Risk factors
Rural Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Women's Health - legislation & jurisprudence
Abstract
This paper summarises the recent RANZCOG Indigenous Women's Health Meeting with recommendations on how the College and its membership can act now to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and infants.
PubMed ID
19133037 View in PubMed
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[Abortion pill--a medication of women's choice]

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature87137
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2008 Apr 3;128(7):808
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-3-2008

Abused women's vulnerability in daily life and in contact with psychiatric care: In the light of a caring science perspective.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature286928
Source
J Clin Nurs. 2017 Aug;26(15-16):2384-2391
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2017
Author
Karin Örmon
Ulrica Hörberg
Source
J Clin Nurs. 2017 Aug;26(15-16):2384-2391
Date
Aug-2017
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - psychology
Battered Women - psychology
Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Studies as Topic
Female
Humans
Mental Disorders - nursing - psychology
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Sweden
Vulnerable Populations - psychology
Women's health
Abstract
The aim of the study is to deepen the understanding of abused women's vulnerability in relation to how the abuse and encounters with health care professionals affect life. A further aim is to highlight abused women's vulnerability with a caring science perspective.
Experience of abuse has consequences for the mental health of women and girls. Abused women may experience health care as unsupportive, and as a result, often chose not to disclose their experiences of abuse.
The results of two qualitative empirical studies were analysed along with a phenomenological meaning analysis in accordance with the methodological principles of Reflective Lifeworld Research.
Living one's life with experiences of abuse implies vulnerability, which can prevent abused women from achieving good health. This vulnerability results from insecurity regarding identity, along with the sense that one could have been a different individual if it were not for the abuse and thereby have a more fair chance in life. Being cared for within general psychiatric care could further increase this vulnerability. The healthcare professional's ability to care for the women who have experienced abuse leads to either an encounter of trust or else further suffering for the women.
A lifeworld-oriented caring science perspective as a foundation for care can contribute to care for abused women which reaches the existential dimensions of their vulnerability and vulnerable life situation.
It is evident that healthcare professionals should deepen their understanding of how abused women live, within a general psychiatric context. This study enables a deeper understanding of abused women's vulnerability in relation to how the abuse and encounters with healthcare professionals affect life.
PubMed ID
27349375 View in PubMed
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Acceptability of reminder letters for Papanicolaou tests: a survey of women from 23 Family Health Networks in Ontario.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature160995
Source
J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2007 Oct;29(10):829-34
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-2007
Author
Tina Karwalajtys
Janusz Kaczorowski
Lynne Lohfeld
Stephanie Laryea
Kelly Anderson
Stefanie Roder
Rolf J Sebaldt
Author Affiliation
Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton ON.
Source
J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2007 Oct;29(10):829-34
Date
Oct-2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Female
Health Care Surveys
Health Promotion - methods
Humans
Middle Aged
Ontario
Papanicolaou test
Patient compliance
Reminder Systems
Vaginal Smears
Women's health
Abstract
To explore women's perspectives on the acceptability and content of reminder letters from the family physician for Papanicolaou (Pap) test screening and the effect of reminder letters on compliance with screening recommendations.
A population-based survey was conducted in 23 Family Health Networks and Primary Care Networks participating in a demonstration project to increase the delivery of preventive services in Ontario. Questionnaires were mailed to randomly selected women aged 35 to 69 years who had received a reminder letter for a Pap test from their family physician within the previous six months. Two focus groups were conducted with a volunteer sample of respondents.
The usable response rate was 54.3% (406/748). Two-thirds (65.8%, 267/406) of women who completed the survey recalled receiving the reminder letter. Overall, 52.3% (212/405) reported having a Pap test in the past six months. Among women who recalled the reminder letter and scheduled or had a Pap test, 71.4% (125/175) reported that the letter influenced their decision to be screened. The majority of respondents (80.8%, 328/406) wanted to continue to receive reminder letters for Pap tests from their physician, and 34.5% (140/406) wanted to receive additional information about cervical screening. Focus group interviews indicated that women who have had a Pap test may still be unsure about screening recommendations, what the test detects, and the rationale for follow-up procedures.
Reminder letters in family practice were viewed as useful and influenced women's decisions to undergo Pap test screening. Women who have had a Pap test may still need additional information about the test.
PubMed ID
17915066 View in PubMed
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Access to colposcopy services for high-risk Canadian women: can we do better?

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature177878
Source
Can J Public Health. 2004 Sep-Oct;95(5):346-51
Publication Type
Article
Author
Gina S Ogilvie
Elizabeth A Shaw
Sandra P Lusk
Joyce Zazulak
Janusz A Kaczorowski
Author Affiliation
Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. gina.ogilvie@bccdc.ca
Source
Can J Public Health. 2004 Sep-Oct;95(5):346-51
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Analysis of Variance
Canada
Colposcopy - utilization
Community health centers - standards
Female
Health Services Accessibility
Humans
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - prevention & control
Women's Health Services - standards
Abstract
Despite overall decreasing mortality from cervical cancer, selected groups of Canadian women continue to have suboptimal access to diagnostic and treatment interventions for cervical cancer. In this paper, we present an evaluation of a colposcopy program developed to improve attendance for colposcopy in a lower socio-economic and immigrant population.
All women attending the North Hamilton Community Health Centre (CHC) who required colposcopic assessment and were referred to a newly developed colposcopy program based at the CHC were evaluated. Attendance rates for consultation, follow up and treatment in women referred for colposcopy were compared retrospectively for the CHC-based colposcopy program and concurrently with the regional colposcopy clinic (RCC).
Women referred to the CHC colposcopy program had a significant reduction in their no-show rate after the introduction of the locally based colposcopy program (17.2% vs. 1.3%, p
Notes
Comment In: Can J Public Health. 2004 Sep-Oct;95(5):325-815490919
PubMed ID
15490923 View in PubMed
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