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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

Irish general practitioners' view of perinatal mental health in general practice: a qualitative study (2018)
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Noonan, M., Doody, O., O’Regan, A., Jomeen, J., & Galvin, R. (2018). Irish general practitioners' view of perinatal mental health in general practice: a qualitative study. BMC family practice, 19(1), doi:10.1186/s12875-018-0884-5

Background Identification of perinatal mental health problems and effective care for women who experience them are important considering the potentially serious impact that they may have on the wellbeing of the woman, her baby, family and wider soci... 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

Use of the partogram in a private hospital in South Africa (2018)
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Yazbek, M., & Jomeen, J. (2019). Use of the partogram in a private hospital in South Africa. Midwifery, 69, 128-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.11.009

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Objective: to explore and describe the use of the partogram in private hospitals in South Africa. Design: an explanatory mixed method design. In-depth interviews were conducted with the midwives and midwife specialists to explicat... Read More

Women's decision-making about birthplace choices: Booking for birth centre, hospital or home birth in the North of England (2018)
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Lambert, C., Jomeen, J., & McSherry, W. (2018). Women's decision-making about birthplace choices: Booking for birth centre, hospital or home birth in the North of England. International journal of childbirth, 8(2), 115-134. doi:10.1891/2156-5287.8.2.115

Aim This paper presents findings from an Interpretive Phenomenological study that illuminates unique characteristics of the different social representations of antenatal primigravida and multigravida women who book to birth their babies in a birth ce... 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

Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: an integrative review (2018)
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Noonan, M., Doody, O., Jomeen, J., O’Regan, A., & Galvin, R. (2018). Family physicians perceived role in perinatal mental health: an integrative review. BMC family practice, 19(1), doi:10.1186/s12875-018-0843-1

Background: Responding to and caring for women who experience mental health problems during the perinatal period, from pregnancy up to one year after birth, is complex and requires a multidisciplinary response. Family physicians are ideally placed... 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

Applying a midwifery specific decision making tool to Midwives clinical reasoning and midwifery practice when managing a woman’s perineum in labour: An exploratory study (2018)
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Jefford, E., Jomeen, J., Guy, F., Newcombe, B., & Martin, C. (2018). Applying a midwifery specific decision making tool to Midwives clinical reasoning and midwifery practice when managing a woman’s perineum in labour: An exploratory study. International journal of childbirth, 8(1), 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1891/2156-5287.8.1.54

Introduction: Many of the risk factors for perineal trauma are modifiable and midwives are in an ideal position to mitigate such risks. To date, no investigation using a midwifery specific decision-making tool has sought to determine how midwives mak... Read More

Survey of midwives' perinatal mental health knowledge, confidence, attitudes and learning needs (2018)
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Noonan, M., Jomeen, J., Galvin, R., & Doody, O. (2018). Survey of midwives' perinatal mental health knowledge, confidence, attitudes and learning needs. Women and Birth, 31(6), e358-e366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2018.02.002

Background Midwives have a primary role in facilitating the first stage of perinatal mental health risk reduction through inquiring about perinatal mental health, identifying risk factors and current perinatal mental health problems, providing suppo... Read More

Professional issues in maternal mental health scale (PIMMHS): The development and initial validation of a brief and valid measure (2018)
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Jomeen, J., Jarrett, P., & Martin, C. (2018). Professional issues in maternal mental health scale (PIMMHS): The development and initial validation of a brief and valid measure. European Journal of Midwifery, 2(February), https://doi.org/10.18332/ejm/83276

Introduction: The life-threatening consequences of perinatal mental health problems (PMHP) are well documented. Midwives are ideally placed to effectively identify women at risk and facilitate early intervention. However, a multitude of factors cont... Read More