Sari Andajani-Sutjahjo

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Background: Young women are a group at high risk of weight gain. This study examined a range of perceived personal, social and environmental barriers to physical activity and healthy eating for weight maintenance among young women, and how these varied by socioeconomic status (SES), overweight status and domestic situation. Methods: In October-December(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)
Globally, newborn deaths account for two-thirds of all deaths in the first year of life and 40% of under-five mortality. As infant mortality declines, the proportion of neonatal deaths has been increasing because of the failure to address the causes. The data in this paper derive from a longitudinal study of motherhood and emotional well-being of women in(More)
Researchers have paid only limited attention to how social structural factors influence the course and content of interviews. Speech, comportment, and values inherent to gender and other social, structural, and contextual factors, such as age, socioeconomic positioning, and ethnicity, all influence the direction, flow, and content of interviews, informing(More)
TO THE EDITOR: We read with interest Abraham’s recent article on body-weight issues facing young women. Abraham notes that this group is at risk of extreme weight-loss behaviours, including excessive exercise and use of slimming tablets. However, recent data from our studies show young women’s high risk of substantial weight gain and obesity. Obesity(More)
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