David Knauth

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BACKGROUND It has been consistently demonstrated that infertility is associated with quality of life (QOL) impairments. Research to date has mostly focused on individual's reactions to infertility (mainly women), without an examination of how the partner is reacting to the same condition. The few studies that assessed QOL among couples did not use(More)
The purpose of this longitudinal panel study was to determine whether changes occur in parents' satisfaction with family functioning and in the importance they attribute to family relationships during the transition to parenthood, and whether these variables Predict parental sense of competence in 114 couples. Repeated measures ANOVA and paired t-test(More)
BACKGROUND Infertility is a condition associated with impairment in several areas of life. Questionnaires about quality of life (QoL) allow the examination of the impact of health conditions in a broader way, comprehending outcomes beyond symptomatology, morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with various aspects(More)
The factor structure of the perception of birth scale (POBS) was explored using a sample of 320 women who had vaginal or unplanned cesarean deliveries. Exploratory factor analysis yielded a 25-item instrument with five factor-based subscales: Labor Experience, Delivery Experience, Delivery Outcome, Partner Participation, and Awareness. The total POBS(More)
An ecological conceptual framework that supports the interdependence of the marital and the parent-child relationships is used to guide this discussion of the determinants of marital change during the transition to parenthood. New parents are at risk of experiencing increased marital conflict after the birth of their infant, which is associated with(More)
1. PERSONNEL During the report period, James and Morrison were on sabbatical leave. Iwamoto resigned his position at the university. K. Bjorkman was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure at the university; otherwise, the permanent staff was unchanged. Miroshnichenko continued as a postdoctoral research associate working with K. Bjorkman, and J.(More)
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