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Laszewski, Audrey – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
The concept of "adaptive leadership" refers to principles that allow professionals and organizations to respond effectively in challenging circumstances. This article presents the personal reflections of a ZERO TO THREE Fellow on selected adaptive leadership principles in action. The author explains how adaptive leadership tools informed…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Pregnancy, Females, Mental Disorders
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Khodabandeh, Farzaneh; Mirghafourvand, Mojgan; KamaliFard, Mahin; Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Sakineh; Asghari Jafarabadi, Mohammad – Health Education Research, 2017
A healthy lifestyle is important for mothers during the postpartum period. This study was conducted to determine the effects of a lifestyle educational package in primiparous women. This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 220 mothers assigned to two groups using block randomization. In the intervention group, the mothers received…
Descriptors: Life Style, Mothers, Pregnancy, Parent Education
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Power, Julianne M.; Phelan, Suzanne; Hatley, Karen; Brannen, Anna; Muñoz-Christian, Karen; Legato, Maria; Tate, Deborah F. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Internet-based weight loss programs can be effective in promoting weight loss and are less-intensive than traditional face-to-face approaches, which may provide more flexibility for postpartum, low-income women to engage in such programs. Few studies have examined patterns of engagement in internet-based programs for this population. This article…
Descriptors: Internet, Body Weight, Low Income Groups, Females
DiGiacomo, Pat – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A recurring theme in the literature is that simulation is a positive teaching strategy when compared to other methods of instruction and produces positive student outcomes (Jefferies, 2016). Simulation provides educators a way to reproduce a clinical teaching experience in a safe, supportive learning environment. The purpose of this quantitative…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Nursing Education, Case Studies
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Rahayuningsih, Faizah Betty – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Introduction: Postpartum period is a transition period but it is being neglected aspect from women health care. Mother's knowledge and education before childbirth is important to be prepared for postpartum. Misinformation about traditions/customs in society are considered irrational, causing confusion in puerperal women, especially for mothers who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Pregnancy, Females
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Sampson, McClain; Villarreal, Yolanda; Rubin, Allen – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Postpartum Depression (PPD) occurs at higher rates among impoverished mothers than the general population. Depression during pregnancy is one of the strongest predictors of developing PPD. Research indicates that non-pharmacological interventions are effective in reducing depressive symptoms but engaging and retaining low-income mothers remains a…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Females, Pregnancy, Depression (Psychology)
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Buttner, Melissa M.; O'Hara, Michael W.; Watson, David – Assessment, 2012
The "postpartum blues" is a mild, predictable mood disturbance occurring within the first several days following childbirth. Previous analyses of the "blues" symptom structure yielded inconclusive findings, making reliable assessment a significant methodological limitation. The current study aimed to explicate the symptom…
Descriptors: Females, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Psychometrics
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Di Blasio, Paola; Camisasca, Elena; Miragoli, Sarah; Ionio, Chiara; Milani, Luca – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2017
Background: The research carried out in the last years outlined that childbirth could be considered as a sufficient stressor for the insurgence of posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms with important consequences for the child care. Objectives: In a longitudinal perspective, this study focused on PTS symptoms after childbirth to understand their…
Descriptors: Mothers, Stress Variables, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Behavior Problems
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Abawi, Karim; Gertiser, Lynn; Idris, Raqibat; Villar, José; Langer, Ana; Chatfield, Alison; Campana, Aldo – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality in most developing and low-income countries and the cause of one-quarter of maternal deaths worldwide. With appropriate and prompt care, these deaths can be prevented. With the current and rapidly developing research and worldwide access to information, a lack of knowledge of…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Medical Education, Distance Education, Access to Information
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Diniz, Eva; Koller, Sílvia H.; Volling, Brenda L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Adolescent motherhood is a risky situation related to poorer quality of infant caregiving. The lack of social support and increased odds for maternal depression are the main concerns. This study aimed to investigate whether maternal-foetal attachment, social support and maternal depression measured during pregnancy and after birth were associated…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Mothers, Early Parenthood, Depression (Psychology)
Keen, Valencia Browning; Potts, Claudia Sealey – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2011
Remedying childhood obesity cannot take place without first identifying relevant issues commonly influencing gatekeepers of food for children as well as the role modeling for encouraging or discouraging daily activities. Children cannot drive to the store, form grocery lists or complete menu management tasks without adult assistance. Excessive…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Obesity, Body Composition, Females
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Wu, Yelena P.; Selig, James P.; Roberts, Michael C.; Steele, Ric G. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2011
The vast majority of new mothers experience at least some depressive symptoms. Postpartum maternal depressive symptoms can greatly influence children's outcomes (e.g., emotional, cognitive, language, and social development). However, there have been relatively few longitudinal studies of how maternal depressive symptoms may influence children's…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Mothers, Family Income, Prevention
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Oddi, Kate B.; Murdock, Kyle W.; Vadnais, Sarah; Bridgett, David J.; Gartstein, Maria A. – Infant and Child Development, 2013
Although prominent models emphasize that maternal, child, and situational variables are associated with parenting stress, previous research has often neglected to examine associations between maternal and infant temperament characteristics and stress experienced in the parenting role. Additionally, while predictors of global parenting stress have…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Mothers, Infants, Stress Variables
Hadley, Barbara; Rudolph, Kara E.; Mogul, Marjie; Perry, Deborah F. – ZERO TO THREE, 2014
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting legislation permits states to fund "promising practices"--with the understanding that these models will have a rigorous evaluation component. This article describes an innovative, low cost paraprofessional home visiting model developed in Pennsylvania by the Maternity Care Coalition. In…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Early Intervention, Paraprofessional Personnel, Models
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Lewis, Carol A.; Byers, Alison Daly; Malard, Sarah Deann; Dawson, Gregory A. – Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 2010
With recent media attention and a growing awareness in popular culture, the appropriate treatment for postpartum depression has taken center stage as a prevalent women's health issue. There is little agreement on the definition, existence and treatment of postpartum depression. Contributing to this factor is the lack of research that exists to…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Psychosis, Depression (Psychology), Clinical Diagnosis
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