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On the path to reclaiming Indigenous midwifery: Co-creating the Maternal Infant Support Worker pilot program.

Naana Afua Jumah, Leanne Tyler, Roxanne Turuba, Lisa Bishop, Mary Tait, Anne Renaud, Christopher Mushquash,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of the Maternal Infant Support Worker (MiSW) pilot program was to implement a virtual training program for lay maternal-infant health providers in remote First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.<h4>Methods</h4>The MiSW pilot program was administered jointly by a community college and a university and consisted of a 20-week ... Read more >>

Int J Gynaecol Obstet (International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)
[2021, :]

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Differences in hospital length of stay between neonates exposed to buprenorphine versus methadone in utero: A retrospective chart review.

Sarah Fernandez, Teresa Bruni, Lisa Bishop, Roxanne Turuba, Brieanne Olibris, Naana Afua Jumah,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a growing concern in neonatal intensive care units in rural and remote settings.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective chart review was conducted of 180 mother-infant dyads born with in utero exposure to buprenorphine (n=60), methadone (n=60) or to other opioids (n=60) to determine neonatal length of stay in hospital, number ... Read more >>

Paediatr Child Health (Paediatrics & child health)
[2019, 24(2):e104-e110]

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Opioid use in pregnancy and parenting: An Indigenous-based, collaborative framework for Northwestern Ontario.

Naana Afua Jumah, Lisa Bishop, Mike Franklyn, Janet Gordon, Len Kelly, Sol Mamakwa, Terry O'Driscoll, Brieanne Olibris, Cynthia Olsen, Natalie Paavola, Susan Pilatzke, Brenda Small, Meldon Kahan,

Opioid use affects up to 30% of pregnancies in Northwestern Ontario. Health care providers in Northwestern Ontario have varying comfort levels providing care to substance-involved pregnant women. Furthermore, health care practitioners, social service agencies and community groups in Northwestern Ontario often work in isolation with little multidisciplinary communication and collaboration. ... Read more >>

Can J Public Health (Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique)
[2018, 108(5-6):e616-e620]

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Observational study of the safety of buprenorphine+naloxone in pregnancy in a rural and remote population.

Naana Afua Jumah, Craig Edwards, Jazmyn Balfour-Boehm, Kassandra Loewen, Joseph Dooley, Lianne Gerber Finn, Len Kelly,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To describe the effect of in utero exposure to the buprenorphine+naloxone combination product in a rural and remote population.<h4>Setting</h4>A district hospital that services rural and remote, fly-in communities in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.<h4>Participants</h4>A retrospective cohort study was conducted of 855 mother infant dyads between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2015. ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2016, 6(10):e011774]

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Rural, Pregnant, and Opioid Dependent: A Systematic Review.

Naana Afua Jumah,

The nature, impact, and treatment of substance use during pregnancy are well described for women living in urban settings. Less is known about pregnant substance-using women living in rural communities. The objective of this review is to describe the existing evidence for the management of substance use in pregnant women ... Read more >>

Subst Abuse (Substance abuse : research and treatment)
[2016, 10(Suppl 1):35-41]

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The management of opioid dependence during pregnancy in rural and remote settings.

Naana Afua Jumah, Lisa Graves, Meldon Kahan,

CMAJ (CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne)
[2015, 187(1):E41-E46]

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A Canadian survey of postgraduate education in Aboriginal women's health in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Naana Afua Jumah, Don Wilson, Rajiv Shah,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess Canadian obstetrics and gynaecology residents' knowledge of and experience in Indigenous women's health (IWH), including a self-assessment of competency, and to assess the ability of residency program directors to provide a curriculum in IWH and to assess the resources available to support this initiative.<h4>Methods</h4>Surveys for residents and for ... Read more >>

J Obstet Gynaecol Can (Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC)
[2013, 35(7):647-653]

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Assessment of the ideal body image of women in Accra, Ghana.

Rosemary B Duda, Naana Afua Jumah, Allan G Hill, Joseph Seffah, Richard Biritwum,

The hypothesis tested in this study was that the 'traditional build' is the culturally valued body shape by Ghanaian women. Culturally sensitive figural stimuli were designed to assess the current body image (CBI) and the ideal body image (IBI) of Ghanaian women. The most frequently selected model for the CBI ... Read more >>

Trop Doct (Tropical doctor)
[2007, 37(4):241-244]

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Interest in healthy living outweighs presumed cultural norms for obesity for Ghanaian women.

Rosemary B Duda, Naana Afua Jumah, Allan G Hill, Joseph Seffah, Richard Biritwum,

<h4>Background</h4>Cultural norms indicate that obesity reflects increased wealth and prosperity. Yet obesity is linked to serious medical illnesses. The purpose of this study was to determine if Ghanaian women would change their body image if it meant a healthier life.<h4>Methods</h4>A questionnaire was administered to 305 Ghanaian women waiting for clinic ... Read more >>

Health Qual Life Outcomes (Health and quality of life outcomes)
[2006, 4:44]

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