Carla B Andreucci

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OBJECTIVES To validate the WHO maternal near-miss criteria and develop a benchmark tool for severe maternal morbidity assessments. METHODS In a multicenter cross-sectional study implemented in 27 referral maternity hospitals in Brazil, a one-year prospective surveillance on severe maternal morbidity and data collection was carried out. Diagnostic accuracy(More)
BACKGROUND Because there is a lack of knowledge on the long-term consequences of maternal morbidity/near miss episodes on women's sexual life and function we conducted a systematic review with the purpose of identifying the available evidence on any sexual impairment associated with complications from pregnancy and childbirth. METHODS Systematic review on(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess quality of care of women with severe maternal morbidity and to identify associated factors. METHOD This is a national multicenter cross-sectional study performing surveillance for severe maternal morbidity, using the World Health Organization criteria. The expected number of maternal deaths was calculated with the maternal severity(More)
OBJECTIVE The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) was designed to assess the functioning level in six life domains (cognition, mobility, self-care, getting along, life activities, and participation in community activities). There are different versions, from the simplest to the most complete, various presentations (either(More)
BACKROUND Cesarean rates in Brazil have reached over 50 percent of all births. Multiple factors have been studied aiming to explain these rates. Mode of delivery preferences among university students may provide insights into strategies to reduce those numbers. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted enrolling students who attended Health Sciences(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate coverage by the Prenatal and Birth Humanization Program, according to its minimal requirements and process indicators, by comparing information from prenatal booklets to SISPRENATAL (System to Accompany the Prenatal and Birth Humanization Program). METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out with prenatal data from 1,489 women in(More)
OBJECTIVE to assess Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) scores and delay to resume sexual activity associated with a previous severe maternal morbidity. METHOD This was a multidimensional retrospective cohort study. Women who gave birth at a Brazilian tertiary maternity between 2008 and 2012 were included, with data extraction from the hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess functioning and disability related to severe maternal morbidity (SMM) via the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0). METHODS In a retrospective cohort study, women with or without a history of SMM who delivered at a tertiary public hospital in Brazil between July 2008 and June 2012, completed the WHODAS 2.0 questionnaire(More)