Hamideh Bayrampour Basmenj
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Poor mental health is common during pregnancy and is strongly associated with several adverse maternal and child outcomes with long term consequences such as postpartum depression, preterm birth, and developmental problems in offspring. Identification of pregnant women who have poor mental health or are at risk for developing these conditions is important, particularly as there is evidence that non-pharmacologic options are effective in their management during the antenatal period. My research has been focused on identifications of risk factors of transient and chronic maternal mental health as well as its trajectories over the perinatal period. I am also interested in conceptualization and measurement of maternal, screening and addressing poor maternal mental health. Pregnancy outcomes and labour interventions are other areas of my research interests.
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Perinatal Cannabis use
- Effectiveness of eHealth Interventions to Reduce Perinatal Anxiety: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. (2019)
The Journal of clinical psychiatry,
- Barriers to addressing perinatal mental health issues in midwifery settings. (2018)
- Risk factors for antenatal anxiety: A systematic review of the literature. (2018)
Journal of reproductive and infant psychology,
- Vulnerable Women's Perceptions of Individual Versus Group Prenatal Care: Results of a Cross-Sectional Survey. (2018)
Maternal and child health journal,
- Women's perspectives about cannabis use during pregnancy and the postpartum period: An integrative review. (2018)
- A qualitative inquiry on pregnant women’s preferences for mental health screening (2017)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17 (1)
- Barriers to addressing perinatal mental health issues in midwifery settings (2017)
- Risk Factors of Antenatal Anxiety: A systematic review (2017)
Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology,
- The Impact of Introducing Centering Pregnancy in a Community Health Setting: A Qualitative Study of Experiences and Perspectives of Health Center Clinical and Support Staff (2017)
Maternal and Child Health Journal, 21 (6), 1327--1335
- Adherence to Canadian physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines among children 2 to 13 years of age (2016)
Preventive Medicine Reports, 3, 14--20
- Adults’ Knowledge of Child Development in Alberta, Canada: Comparing the Level of Knowledge of Adults in Two Samples in 2007 and 2013 (2016)
Child Care in Practice, 23 (4), 404--416
- Maternal History of Childhood Abuse and Risk of Asthma and Allergy in 2-Year-Old Children (2016)
Psychosomatic Medicine, 78 (9), 1031--1042
- Pregnancy-related anxiety: A concept analysis (2016)
International Journal of Nursing Studies, 55, 115--130
- Risk and protective factors in early child development: Results from the All Our Babies (AOB) pregnancy cohort (2016)
Research in Developmental Disabilities, 58, 20--30
- Trajectories of Perinatal Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in a Community Cohort (2016)
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 77 (11), e1467--e1473
- A Qualitative Analysis of “Naturalistic” Conversations in a Peer-Led Online Support Community for Lung Cancer (2015)
Cancer Nursing, 38 (5), E21--E31
- Adverse Childhood Experiences in Alberta, Canada: a population based study (2015)
Medical Research Archives, (3)
- Effect of depressive and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy on risk of obstetric interventions (2015)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 41 (7), 1040--1048
- Health-related quality of life in pregnancy and postpartum among women with assisted conception in Canada (2015)
Fertility and Sterility, 104 (1), 188--195.e1
- Risk factors of transient and persistent anxiety during pregnancy (2015)
Midwifery, 31 (6), 582--589
- Cumulative psychosocial stress, coping resources, and preterm birth (2014)
Archives of Women's Mental Health, 17 (6), 559--568
- Physical activity and screen time guidelines for preschoolers: The relationship to information sources (2014)
Archives of Disease in Childhood,
- Reliability and validity of three shortened versions of the State Anxiety Inventory scale during the perinatal period (2014)
Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 35 (3), 101--107
- What adults know about child development in Alberta, Canada: Implications for health services (2014)
Archives of Disease in Childhood,
- What Albertans Know About Child Development: A Comparison of the Provincial Benchmark Surveys 2007 and 2013 (2014)
Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research,
- Predictors of Perception of Pregnancy Risk among Nulliparous Women (2013)
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 42 (4), 416--427
- Advanced maternal age and risk perception: A qualitative study (2012)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 12 (1)
- Comparison of Perception of Pregnancy Risk of Nulliparous Women of Advanced Maternal Age and Younger Age (2012)
Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, 57 (5), 445--453
- Migrant Women’s Utilization of Prenatal Care: A Systematic Review (2012)
Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17 (5), 816--836
- Comparison of Demographic and Obstetric Characteristics of Canadian Primiparous Women of Advanced Maternal Age and Younger Age (2011)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 33 (8), 820--829
- Advanced Maternal Age and the Risk of Cesarean Birth: A Systematic Review (2010)
Birth, 37 (3), 219--226
- Body image during pregnancy among Iranian women (2008)
The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine,
- Body image during pregnancy (2006)
Isfahan Nursing and Midwifery Research Journal,