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OBJECTIVES To describe national and regional prevalence rates for significant depressive symptoms in women after 12 weeks during the postpartum period, and to identify predictors of postpartum depressive symptoms during this later time period. METHODS Data from the Maternity Experiences Survey of the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System were analyzed.(More)
The purpose of this methodological study was to translate the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale (BSES) into Mandarin and determine the psychometric characteristics among a sample of 186 Chinese women. The BSES was translated and pilot-tested with 21 breastfeeding women. Following minor revisions to ensure content and semantic equivalence, the instrument was(More)
BACKGROUND There are mixed reports in the literature about obstetric intervention and maternal and neonatal outcomes for migrant women born in resource rich countries. The aim of this study was to compare the risk profile, rates of obstetric intervention and selected maternal and perinatal outcomes for low risk women born in Australia compared to those born(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of peer support (mother-to-mother) on depressive symptomatology among mothers identified as high-risk for postpartum depression (PPD). METHOD Forty-two mothers in British Columbia were identified as high-risk for PPD according to the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) and randomly assigned to either a control(More)
Mental disorders are among the most common morbidities of pregnancy and the postnatal period, and can have adverse effects on the mother, her child, and family. This Series paper summarises the evidence about epidemiology, risk factors, identification, and interventions for non-psychotic mental disorders. Although the phenomenology and risk factors for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn associated with antenatal exposure to antidepressants. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES Embase, Medline, PsycINFO, and CINAHL from inception to 30 December 2012. ELIGIBILITY English language studies reporting persistent pulmonary hypertension of(More)
Recent research has shown that Huntington's disease (HD) causes problems in the initiation and execution of movement (akinesia, bradykinesia): information which is useful in documenting the functional progression of the disease. The present experiment used a sequential movement task to characterize such impairments. Eighteen patients diagnosed as suffering(More)
Short-term implicit memory was examined for mixed auditory (A) and visual (V) stimuli. In lexical decision, words and nonwords were repeated at lags of 0, 1, 3, and 6 intervening trials, in four prime-target combinations (VV, VA, AV, AA). Same-modality repetition priming showed a lag x lexicality interaction for visual stimuli (nonwords decayed faster), but(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression often remains undertreated during pregnancy and there is growing evidence that untoward perinatal outcomes can result. Our systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to determine whether maternal depression during pregnancy is associated with adverse perinatal and infant outcomes. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether true- and false-positive postnatal depression screening scores can be distinguished during the early postpartum period by examining characteristic differences between 2 groups: 1) women with depressive symptomatology at 1 week postpartum who continue to exhibit symptoms at 8 weeks postpartum, compared with those who do not;(More)