Current Resources for Evidence-Based Practice, March 2020

Abstract An extensive review of new resources to support the provision of evidence-based care for women and infants. The current column includes a discussion of the concept of overdiagnosis and implications for research and commentaries on reviews focused on exogenous progestogen to maintain pregnancies and cancer risk among children conceived using fertility treatments. Find the…

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Collaborative Research as Resistance: Successful Collaboration across Disciplines

Abstract Discussions abound at Oregon State University (OSU) and elsewhere regarding a greater emphasis on teaching and on the several hours per week of service to the field that all faculty are expected to dedicate in the promotion and tenure (P&T) process. Nonetheless, the clichéd (but no less accurate) “publish or perish” mantra remains in…

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Current Resources for Evidence-Based Practice, January 2020

Abstract A review of new resources to support the provision of evidence-based care for women and infants. Find the full study Subscription only. To request a copy, contact us here. Citation Bovbjerg, Marit. (2019). Current Resources for Evidence-Based Practice, January 2020. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. 49.

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Utility of the 5-Minute Apgar Score as a Research Endpoint.

Abstract Although Apgar scores are commonly used as proxy outcomes, little evidence exists in support of the most common cutpoints (<7, <4). We used 2 data sets to explore this issue: one contained planned community births from across the United States (n = 52,877; 2012-2016), and the other contained hospital births from California (n =…

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Late Upper Paleolithic Occupation at Cooper’s Ferry, Idaho, USA Shows Americas Settled Before ~16,000 Years Ago

Abstract Radiocarbon dating of the earliest occupational phases at the Cooper’s Ferry site in western Idaho indicates that people repeatedly occupied the Columbia River basin, starting between 16,560 and 15,280 calibrated years before the present (cal yr B.P.). Artifacts from these early occupations indicate the use of unfluted stemmed projectile point technologies before the appearance…

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From Policy to Practice: Women’s Experiences of Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites, Part 2

Abstract Introduction Maintaining lactation after returning to work is imperative for overall breastfeeding success, yet mothers who return to full-time employment outside the home are unlikely to meet their breastfeeding goals. Breastfeeding-friendly worksites are one potential solution. Method Using semi-structured interviews with employees in one rural New England town (N = 18), we aimed to…

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From Policy to Practice: Women’s Experiences of Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites, Part 1

Abstract Introduction Breastfeeding-friendly worksites are associated with longer breastfeeding durations, yet currently there is a dearth of research exploring women’s experiences of workplace-based wellness programs designed to support continued lactation. Method Using semi-structured interviews with a voluntary sample of participants from one rural New England town (N = 18), we examined women’s experiences of returning…

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The Giving Voice to Mothers study: inequity and mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth in the United States

Abstract BACKGROUND Recently WHO researchers described seven dimensions of mistreatment in maternity care that have adverse impacts on quality and safety. Applying the WHO framework for quality care, service users partnered with NGOs, clinicians, and researchers, to design and conduct the Giving Voice to Mothers (GVtM)–US study. METHODS Our multi-stakeholder team distributed an online cross-sectional survey…

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