Geraldine Barrett

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To develop a measure of unplanned pregnancy that is valid, reliable, and appropriate in the context of contemporary demographic trends and social mores and can be used in a variety of situations, including the production of population prevalence estimates. DESIGN A two stage study design: qualitative (inductive) methods to delineate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of childbirth on the sexual health of primiparous women and identify factors associated with dyspareunia. DESIGN Cross-sectional study using obstetric records, and postal survey six months after delivery. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George's Hospital, London. POPULATION All primiparous women(More)
The terms "planned", "unplanned", "intended", "unintended", "wanted" and "unwanted" are often used in relation to pregnancy in health policy, health services and health research. This paper describes the findings relating to women's understanding of these terms from the qualitative stage of a British study. We found that when discussing the circumstances of(More)
A pilot study was carried out investigating women's sexual health in the postnatal period. Postal questionnaires were sent to a cohort of 158 primiparous women approximately 7 months after delivery. Women who had resumed sexual intercourse were asked a detailed set of questions about problems experienced, sexual practices, frequency of intercourse,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the sexual health experiences of depressed and nondepressed postnatal women within a 6-month postnatal period. METHODS This cross-sectional study used obstetric records and postal survey 6 months after delivery from a cohort of primiparous women (n = 796) delivering a live-born infant at St. George's NHS Trust, London. Women(More)
Developments over the last decade in legislation and professional guidance on confidentiality and medical research in the UK are reviewed. Despite the General Medical Council's guidance, and recent changes to the common law on confidentiality in England and Wales, confusion remains about what is lawful and professionally acceptable in the handling of(More)
Studies of women undergoing termination of a pregnancy are often used to make recommendations about family planning and health education policy. However, it is not clear how similar the women in these studies are to the general population of women of childbearing age. Our secondary analysis of the National Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles Survey allowed us(More)
We evaluated the psychometric properties of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy among Indian women using classical methods and Item Response Modeling. The scale exhibited good internal consistency and internal structure, with overall scores correlating well with each item's response categories. Items performed similarly for pregnant and non-pregnant(More)
BACKGROUND The London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP) is a new and psychometrically valid measure of pregnancy intention that was developed in the United Kingdom. An improved understanding of pregnancy intention in low-income countries, where unintended pregnancies are common and maternal and neonatal deaths are high, is necessary to inform policies(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability and validity of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (a U.K.-developed measure of pregnancy intention), in English and Spanish translation, in a U.S. population of women. METHODS A psychometric evaluation study of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP), a six-item, self-completion paper measure was(More)