Sleep, Depression, and Fatigue in Late Postpartum
Purpose:To study the relation of infant characteristics and home environment on maternal sleep, depression, and fatigue in late postpartum. Study Design and Methods:Forty-two healthy mother–infant dyads completed a home-based study...Full Article
Who under reports smoking on birth records: a Monte Carlo predictive model with validation.
Abstract Background Research has shown that self-reports of smoking during pregnancy may underestimate true prevalence. However, little is known about which populations have higher rates of underreporting. Availability of more...Full Article
Utilizing the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) to increase referral to ancillary support services for severely symptomatic patients with gynecologic cancer.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) Network has developed a comprehensive repository of electronic patient reported outcomes measures (ePROs) of major symptom domains that have been validated...Full Article
Measuring health utility in varying pregnancy contexts among a diverse cohort of pregnant women
Abstract Objective: To contribute to decision analysis by estimating utility, defined as an individual’s valuation of specific health states, for different pregnancy contexts. Study design: Cross-sectional analysis of data from pregnant women...Full Article
Assessment of vulvar discomfort with sexual activity among women in the United States.
Abstract Background Multi-dimensional self-report measures of sexual function for women do not include assessment of vulvar discomfort, limiting our understanding of its prevalence. In an effort to improve the measurement...Full Article
Design of a lifestyle intervention to slow menopause-related progression of intra-abdominal adipose tissue in women: The Women in the Southside Health and Fitness (WISHFIT) study.
Abstract Background Changes in reproductive hormones during menopause are associated with accumulation of intra-abdominal adipose tissue (IAAT), a subclinical indicator of cardiometabolic disease risk. Independent of reproductive hormones, unhealthy lifestyle...Full Article