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The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review (2019)
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Ahankari, A. S., Wray, J., Jomeen, J., & Hayter, M. (2019). The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review. Public health, 173, 83-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.05.023

Objectives: To conduct a systematic review to summarise currently implemented interventions investigating their effectiveness in reducing alcohol use and sexual risk taking behaviour in teenagers and young adults. Study design: Systematic review M... Read More

Implications for school nurses using simulator dolls to manage unplanned teen pregnancy (2019)
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Hussain, H., Jomeen, J., Hayter, M., & Tweheyo, R. (2019). Implications for school nurses using simulator dolls to manage unplanned teen pregnancy. British Journal of School Nursing, 14(4), 177-188. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjsn.2019.14.4.177

Background: School nurses are key professionals in the promotion of sexual and reproductive health. Aim: The aim of this study is to explore teenagers' perceptions of their practical parenting skills and their attitudes toward experiential learn... Read More

Maternal and paternal expectations of antenatal education across the transition to parenthood (2019)
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Jones, C., Wadephul, F., & Jomeen, J. (2019). Maternal and paternal expectations of antenatal education across the transition to parenthood. British Journal of Midwifery, 27(4), 235-241. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2019.27.4.235

This study uses research evaluation data to explore parents’ expectations from antenatal classes as they transition from pregnancy to the post-natal period. Understanding parents’ expectations over this time with respect to knowledge and skills prov... Read More

Patient-reported symptoms of ‘calm’, ‘irritated’ and ‘infected’ skeletal external fixator pin site wound states; a cross-sectional study (2019)
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Santy-Tomlinson, J., Jomeen, J., & Ersser, S. J. (2019). Patient-reported symptoms of ‘calm’, ‘irritated’ and ‘infected’ skeletal external fixator pin site wound states; a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 33, 44-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijotn.2019.01.002

Objective To explore the frequency, severity and variances in patient-reported symptoms of calm, irritated and infected skeletal pin sites. Methods A cross-sectional within-subjects repeated-measures study was conducted, employing a self-report ques... Read More

“It can’t be like last time” – choices made in early pregnancy by women who have previously experienced a traumatic birth (2019)
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Greenfield, M., Jomeen, J., & Glover, L. (2019). “It can’t be like last time” – choices made in early pregnancy by women who have previously experienced a traumatic birth. Frontiers in psychology Frontiers Research Foundation, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00056

Background: A significant number of women experience childbirth as traumatic. These experiences are often characterized by a loss of control coupled with a perceived lack of support and inadequate communication with health care providers. Little is k... Read More

Psychometric evaluation of the Perinatal Illness Perceptions Scale (PIPS) (2018)
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Jomeen, J., Martin, C. R., & Jarrett, P. M. (2019). Psychometric evaluation of the Perinatal Illness Perceptions Scale (PIPS). Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 14(2), 74-85. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-09-2018-0054

Purpose: Perinatal mental health (PMH), is acknowledged as a significant public health issue associated with significant personal, family, social and economic burden. Research demonstrates that healthcare practitioners lack knowledge and confidence i... Read More

Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions to identify maternal distress in Dutch pregnant women (2018)
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Fontein-Kuipers, Y., & Jomeen, J. (2019). Validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions to identify maternal distress in Dutch pregnant women. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 14(1), 33-45. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMHTEP-06-2018-0034

© 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the validity and accuracy of the Whooley questions for routine screening of maternal distress in Dutch antenatal care. Design/methodology/approach: In this cohor... Read More

Knowledge and use of sterile water injections amongst midwives in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional study (2018)
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Lee, N., Jomeen, J., Mårtensson, L. B., Emery, V., & Kildea, S. (2019). Knowledge and use of sterile water injections amongst midwives in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional study. Midwifery, 68, 9-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.10.001

Background The use of sterile water injections (SWI) for the relief of pain in labour is popular amongst midwives in countries such as Sweden and Australia. Anecdotal reports suggest the procedure is used less commonly in the United Kingdom (UK) and... Read More

A mixed methods review to develop and confirm a framework for assessing midwifery practice in perinatal mental health (2018)
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Wadephul, F., Jarrett, P. M., Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2018). A mixed methods review to develop and confirm a framework for assessing midwifery practice in perinatal mental health. Journal of advanced nursing, 74(10), 2258-2272. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13786

Aim: To ascertain whether a new framework examining midwifery practice in perinatal mental health is supported by the research literature. Background: The identification and care of women with perinatal mental health problems is increasingly consider... Read More

Midwifery abdication – is it acknowledged or discussed within the midwifery literature: An integrative review (2018)
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within the midwifery literature: An integrative review. European Journal of Midwifery, 2(June), https://doi.org/10.18332/ejm/92529

Aim: To explore the concept of ‘Midwifery Abdication’ and whether it is acknowledged or discussed within the midwifery literature. Method:A modified Whittemore and Knafl (2005) integrative review framework enabled consideration of quantitative and q... Read More

“I never thought I could do that…”: Findings from an Alexander Technique pilot group for older people with a fear of falling. (2017)
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Glover, L., Kinsey, D., Clappison, D. J., Gardiner, E., & Jomeen, J. (2018). “I never thought I could do that…”: Findings from an Alexander Technique pilot group for older people with a fear of falling. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 17, 79-85. doi:10.1016/j.eujim.2017.11.008

© 2017 Elsevier GmbH Introduction Fear of falling is a major problem facing the health care system. No clear evidence exists as to the most effective management approach although a need for both psychological and physical intervention is recognised.... Read More

A narrative synthesis of women's out-of-body experiences during childbirth (2017)
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Bateman, L., Jones, C., & Jomeen, J. (2017). A narrative synthesis of women's out-of-body experiences during childbirth. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 62(4), 442-451. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.12655

Introduction Some women have a dissociated, out-of-body experience (OBE) during childbirth, which may be described as seeing the body from above or floating above the body. This review examines this phenomenon using narratives from women who have exp... Read More

Women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² and their experience of maternity care : a meta ethnographic synthesis (2017)
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Jones, C., & Jomeen, J. (2017). Women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² and their experience of maternity care : a meta ethnographic synthesis. Midwifery, 53, 87-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.07.011

Objective: This paper is a report of a systematic review and meta-ethnography of the experiences of women with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m² and their experience of maternity care. Method: Systematic review methods identified 12 qualitative studie... Read More

Midwives’ perceptions and experiences of caring for women who experience perinatal mental health problems: an integrative review (2016)
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Noonan, M., Doody, O., Jomeen, J., & Galvin, R. (2017). Midwives’ perceptions and experiences of caring for women who experience perinatal mental health problems: an integrative review. Midwifery, 45, 56-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2016.12.010

Background Perinatal mental health is an important public health issue and consideration must be given to care provision for effective support and care of women in the perinatal period. Aim To synthesise primary research on midwives’ perceived role i... Read More

A qualitative meta-synthesis: public health nurses role in the identification and management of perinatal mental health problems (2016)
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Noonan, M., Galvin, R., Doody, O., & Jomeen, J. (2017). A qualitative meta-synthesis: public health nurses role in the identification and management of perinatal mental health problems. Journal of advanced nursing, 73(3), 545-557. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13155

Aim: To report findings of a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies exploring public health nurses’ perceptions and experiences of identifying and managing women with perinatal mental health (PMH) problems. Background: Public hea... Read More

Determining the psychometric properties of the Enhancing Decision-making Assessment in Midwifery (EDAM) measure in a cross cultural context (2016)
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Jefford, E., Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2016). Determining the psychometric properties of the Enhancing Decision-making Assessment in Midwifery (EDAM) measure in a cross cultural context. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0882-3

© 2016 Jefford et al. Background: The ability to act on and justify clinical decisions as autonomous accountable midwifery practitioners, is encompassed within many international regulatory frameworks, yet decision-making within midwifery is poorly d... Read More

What is traumatic birth? A concept analysis and literature review (2016)
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Greenfield, M., Jomeen, J., & Glover, L. (2016). What is traumatic birth? A concept analysis and literature review. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(4), 254-267. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2016.24.4.254

Background: A number of women experience childbirth as traumatic. This experience can have enduring and potentially lifelong effects on both mental and physical health, and have implications for the woman's relationship with her baby, partner and fam... Read More

Exploring changes in health visitors' knowledge, confidence and decision-making for women with perinatal mental health difficulties following a brief training package (2015)
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Jones, C., Jomeen, J., Glover, L., Gardiner, E., Garg, D., & Marshall, C. (in press). Exploring changes in health visitors' knowledge, confidence and decision-making for women with perinatal mental health difficulties following a brief training package. European journal for person centered healthcare, 3(3), 384-391. https://doi.org/10.5750/ejpch.v3i3.1012

Rationale and objective: Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) is an issue that spans the spectrum of pregnancy and childbirth and is now acknowledged to be significant on a global level. Health visitors (HVs) are increasingly expected to extend their knowle... Read More

Assessing women's perinatal psychological health: exploring the experiences of health visitors (2013)
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Jomeen, J., Glover, L., Jones, C., Garg, D., & Marshall, C. (2013). Assessing women's perinatal psychological health: exploring the experiences of health visitors. Journal of reproductive and infant psychology, 31(5), (479-489). doi:10.1080/02646838.2013.835038. ISSN 0264-6838

Objective: This study aimed to explore health visitors' (HVs) experiences of the assessment of women with psychological distress and mental health problems across the perinatal period in clinical practice. Background: In international contexts, there... Read More