Zoe Darwin

Zoe Darwin
University of Huddersfield · School of Human and Health Sciences

PhD MSc BSc

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Applied Health Research and psychosocial aspects of reproduction including parents' perinatal mental health and wellbeing

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Publications (39)
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to investigate (i) the consistency and completeness of mental health assessment documented at hospital booking; (ii) the subsequent management of pregnant women identified as experiencing, or at risk of, mental health problems; and (iii) women׳s experiences of the mental health referral process.Designmixed methods cohort studySettinglarge, inner-ci...
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Objective: To consider how psychosocial assessment in the perinatal period may act as an intervention. Background: Psychosocial assessment has been introduced into routine antenatal care in several countries but there has been no consideration of ‘measurement reactivity’, the effects of such processes on those being measured. Methods: Psychosocial...
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This consensus statement is the result of an invited workshop funded by the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology on Measuring Psychological Health in the Perinatal Period which was held in Oxford on 19 March 2013.1 The workshop evolved out of recognition that a major limitation to research and practice in the perinatal period is identifyi...
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This guide is for specialist perinatal mental health services and commissioners. It relates to the families of mothers receiving care from inpatient and community specialist perinatal mental health teams. This includes partners, grandparents of the baby, siblings of the baby, and any significant others identified by the mother. It covers how to sup...
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Background: Many trans and non-binary people wish to be parents. However, few countries record figures for trans and non-binary people becoming pregnant/impregnating their partners. Pregnant non-binary people and trans men may be growing populations, with heightened vulnerabilities to traumatic birth and perinatal mental health difficulties (i.e. p...
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Background: This review aimed to identify and synthesise evidence of Muslim women's experiences of maternity services in the UK. A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative evidence, unrestricted by type of publication was conducted. Muslim women who had accessed maternity services in the UK, regardless of obstetric or medical histor...
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Background Perinatal mental health problems affect approximately 20% of women. The most common condition is postnatal depression; however, many women do not seek help.AimsTo identify and synthesise evidence on factors that enable or prevent help-seeking in women with depressive symptoms in the postnatal period.MethodsA qualitative systematic review...
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Background: Perinatal mental health problems affect approximately 20% of women, the most common condition being postnatal depression; however many women do not seek help. Aims: To identify and synthesise evidence on the barriers and facilitators to help-seeking in women with depressive symptoms in the postnatal period. Methods: A qualitative system...
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myfood24 is an online 24 hr dietary recall tool developed for nutritional epidemiological research. Its clinical application has been unexplored. This mixed methods study explores the feasibility and usability of myfood24 as a food record in a clinical population, women with gestational diabetes (GDM). Women were asked to complete five myfood24 foo...
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myfood24 is a comprehensive self-completed online 24-hour dietary recall tool currently used for nutritional assessments in epidemiological research. However, its clinical application has been unexplored. This mixed methods prospective observational study explores the acceptability and usability of myfood24 in a clinical population, women with gest...
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Pregnancy and the transition to parenthood involve great psychological adaptation, including the development of the woman's relationship with her unborn child - the maternal-fetal relationship (MFR). MFR manifests in a woman's thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviours towards her developing baby. Routine psychosocial assessment increasingly feat...
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Background: Mothers face increased vulnerability to mental health problems during the perinatal period; this is also true for fathers with 5-10% experiencing depression [1] and 5-15% experiencing anxiety [2]. Perinatal mental health (PMH) problems in either parent places children at increased risk of adverse emotional and behavioural outcomes [3]....
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Engaging fathers has the potential to benefit the entire family through promoting fathers' wellbeing directly; building on fathers' vital capacity to support mothers' psychological wellbeing; maternal health behaviours; and promoting children's mental health and development. Benefits to a child's development include positive impacts on cognitive de...
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Engaging fathers has the potential to benefit the entire family through 1. promoting fathers’ wellbeing directly, 2. building on fathers’ vital capacity to support mothers’ psychological wellbeing, 3. maternal health behaviours, and 4. promoting children’s mental health and development. Benefits to a child’s development include positive impacts on...
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Background The prevalence of fathers’ depression and anxiety in the perinatal period (i.e. from conception to 1 year after birth) is approximately 5–10%, and 5–15%, respectively; their children face increased risk of adverse emotional and behavioural outcomes, independent of maternal mental health. Critically, fathers can be protective against the...
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Background: Support from a doula is known to have physical and emotional benefits for mothers, but there is little evidence about the experiences of volunteer doulas. This research aimed to understand the motivation and experiences of volunteer doulas who have been trained to support women during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. Methods...
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Background: Midwives are increasingly expected to promote healthy behaviour to women and pregnancy is often regarded as a 'teachable moment' for health behaviour change. This view focuses on motivational aspects, when a richer analysis of behaviour change may be achieved by viewing the perinatal period through the lens of the Capability-Opportunit...
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'Doulas' (lay women who are trained to support other women during pregnancy, birth and postnatally) can improve outcomes for disadvantaged mothers and babies. This Realist Evaluation study uses qualitative interviews to explore the views of staff, commissioners and local champions about the processes of establishing and sustaining five volunteer do...
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'Doulas' (lay women who are trained to support other women during pregnancy, birth and postnatally) can improve outcomes for disadvantaged mothers and babies. This Realist Evaluation study uses qualitative interviews to explore the views of staff, commissioners and local champions about the processes of establishing and sustaining five volunteer do...
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Disadvantaged childbearing women experience barriers to accessing health and social care services and face greater risk of adverse medical, social and emotional outcomes. Support from doulas (trained lay women) has been identified as a way to improve outcomes; however, in the UK doula support is usually paid-for privately by the individual, limitin...
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Download the full report here: http://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hsdr/volume-3/issue-34#abstract Background Self-management support interventions can improve health outcomes, but their impact is limited by the numbers of patients able or willing to access them. Men’s attendance at, and engagement with, self-management support appears suboptima...
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Antenatal mental health assessment is increasingly common in high-income countries. Despite lacking evidence on validation or acceptability, the Whooley questions (modified PHQ-2) and Arroll ‘help’ question are used in the UK at booking (the first formal antenatal appointment) to identify possible cases of depression. This study investigated valida...
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Self-management support interventions can improve health outcomes, but their impact is limited by the numbers of people able or willing to access them. Men's attendance at existing self-management support services appears suboptimal despite their increased risk of developing many of the most serious long term conditions. The aim of this review was...
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Discursive perspectives argue that cervical screening carries social and moral meaning. Overlooked by research into the health needs of sexual minority women, previous literature that has examined uptake of cervical screening has instead targeted increasing attendance via information and service provision. In order to explore the diversity of meani...
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Interventions for drug-using offenders are employed internationally to reduce subsequent drug use and criminal behavior. This paper provides information from a systematic review of 24 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) conducted between 1980 and 2004. Thirteen of the 24 trials were included in a series of meta-analyses, and tentative conclusions a...
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A number of policy directives are aimed at enabling people with drug problems to live healthy, crime free lives. Drug-using offenders naturally represent a socially excluded group who may experience problems in relation to their drug use. A number of studies and previous systematic reviews have considered the effectiveness of drug treatment interve...

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