Carie Muntifering Cox

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OBJECTIVE Concurrent sexual partnerships (CP) have been identified as a potential driver in the HIV epidemic in southern Africa, making it essential to understand motivating factors for engagement in CP. We aimed to assess community attitudes and beliefs about relationship factors that influence men and women in stable relationships to engage in CP in(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about unintended pregnancy risk and current contraceptive use among women ≥45 years old in the United States. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of women ages 45-50 years old at risk for unintended pregnancy and their current contraceptive use, and to compare these findings to those of women in(More)
CONTEXT A wealth of data exist on knowledge, attitudes and practice related to contraceptive use; however, emotional aspects of relationships that may influence reproductive decision making are often overlooked. METHODS Data from the 2010 Family Health and Wealth Survey were used in bivariate and multinomial logistic regression analyses to identify(More)
PURPOSE In the United States, 69% of adults are overweight or obese, as defined by a body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m(2). The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all adult patients for obesity and referring obese patients to intensive, multicomponent behavioral weight loss programs comprising 12 to 26 yearly sessions. The objective of this(More)
BACKGROUND In-service training of health workers plays a pivotal role in improving service quality. However, it is often expensive and requires providers to leave their posts. We developed and assessed a prototype mLearning system that used interactive voice response (IVR) and text messaging on simple mobile phones to provide in-service training without(More)
Syed Abbas Nebil Achour John Acres Tony Ades Mehmet Agirbasli Anand Ahankari Abdul Ahmad Yoko Akachi Saeed Akhtar Abdullah AL Hamid Khamis Al-alawy Soili Alanne Wael Al-Delaimy Saleem Alhabash Yousef Alimohammadi David Allison Ahmet Hamdi Alpaslan Teresa Freitas do Amaral Federica Amati Shanthi Ameratunga Farzad Amirabdollahian Alynne Andaki Jon Andrus(More)
Many women prefer to receive abortion care with their primary care provider; yet, prior studies have suggested that women do not know or assume that their provider does not offer abortion care. Our objective was to explore if, when, and how women wish to be informed of available abortion services at their primary care clinics. We conducted interviews with(More)
STUDY QUESTION Can infertility prevalence be estimated using a current duration (CD) approach when applied to nationally representative Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data collected routinely in low- or middle-income countries? SUMMARY ANSWER Our analysis suggests that a CD approach applied to DHS data from Nigeria provides infertility prevalence(More)
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