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BACKGROUND Depression and suicide are responsible for a substantial burden of disease globally. Evidence suggests that intimate partner violence (IPV) experience is associated with increased risk of depression, but also that people with mental disorders are at increased risk of violence. We aimed to investigate the extent to which IPV experience is(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence for a benefit of interventions to help women who screen positive for intimate partner violence (IPV) in health-care settings is limited. We assessed whether brief counselling from family doctors trained to respond to women identified through IPV screening would increase women's quality of life, safety planning and behaviour, and mental(More)
The prevalence of forced sex and its contribution to sleep difficulties among young Australian women aged 24-30 years (n=9,061) was examined using data from the 2003 Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health. The lifetime prevalence of reported forced sex was 8.7%. Significantly higher levels of recurrent sleep difficulties, prescription sleep(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports the findings of a prospective longitudinal study of 272 nulliparous pregnant women, which investigated as one of its objectives the psychological sequelae of obstetric procedures. METHOD Participants completed structured interviews and standardised, published psychometric questionnaires, including the Rosenberg Self-Esteem(More)
In this article, we explore how Javanese women identify and speak of symptoms of depression in late pregnancy and early postpartum and describe their subjective accounts of mood disorders. The study, conducted in the East Java region of Indonesia in 2000, involved in-depth interviews with a subgroup of women (N = 41) who scored above the cutoff score of(More)
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has major affects on women's wellbeing. There has been limited investigation of the association between type and severity of IPV and health outcomes. This article describes socio-demographic characteristics, experiences of abuse, health, safety, and use of services in women enrolled in the Women's Evaluation of Abuse and(More)
In this study 242 nulliparous pregnant women completed standardized psychometric questionnaires and semi-structured interviews in the latter half of pregnancy and again 4-6 weeks postpartum. Discriminant function analysis revealed that the use of operative obstetric interventions was measurably influenced by psychosocial factors. Privately insured women(More)
A prospective five-year follow-up of survivors of very low birthweight (less than or equal to 1500 g) born in 1979 was carried out at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre, Melbourne, between 1980 and 1985. Of the 57 children reported here, 23 had been identified during psychological testing at two years as having an attention deficit disorder (ADD). Although(More)
Gender disparity in sleep difficulties in young adults may be driven by higher rates of affective disorders in women. This article investigated a range of factors as potential predictors of "difficulty sleeping" in 9,061 women aged 24 to 30 years, using survey data. Regression analyses and odds ratios showed that depression and anxiety symptoms were indeed(More)