Ilona S. Yim
University of California, Irvine
PsychiatryStressorInternal medicineEndocrinologyMental healthBiopsychosocial modelDevelopmental psychologyPsychosocialPsychologyYoung adultStress (linguistics)Reactivity (psychology)Trier social stress testHydrocortisoneDepression (differential diagnoses)PregnancyStress reactivityAffect (psychology)AnxietyClinical psychologyMedicine
61Publications
19H-index
1,436Citations
Publications 57
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#1Salima Sulaiman (U of T: University of Toronto)
#1Salima Sulaiman (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 1
Last. Margaret Lebold (York University)
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INTRODUCTION Total adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are gaining prominence as a risk factor for preterm birth (PTB). The emerging literature examining this relationship reports inconsistent findings. The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize the available evidence exploring whether total ACEs predict PTB. METHODS A total of 386 studies were returned from searches on PubMed, PsycINFO, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). Nine studies were selecte...
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#1Sharifa Bashir Lalani (Aga Khan University)H-Index: 3
#2Aliyah Dosani (MRU: Mount Royal University)H-Index: 6
Last. Ilona S. Yim (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 19
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BACKGROUND Screening for changes in pregnancy-related anxiety and depressive symptoms during pregnancy may further our understanding of the relationship between these two variables and preterm birth. OBJECTIVES To determine whether changes in pregnancy-related anxiety and depressive symptoms during pregnancy influence the risk of preterm birth among Pakistani women; explore whether perceived stress moderates or mediates this relationship, and examine the relationship between the various componen...
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#1Andrew W. Manigault (OU: Ohio University)H-Index: 4
#2Peggy M. Zoccola (OU: Ohio University)H-Index: 15
Last. Ilona S. Yim (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Background The extant literature predicts that initial hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis response magnitude and subsequent habituation are associated with health, such that both heightened stress reactivity and non-habituation to repeated stressors are associated with disease. Yet, despite evidence for an association between initial HPA axis reactivity and subsequent habituation, the extant literature often considers health implications of these stress response patterns i...
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#1Shahirose PremjiH-Index: 17
#2Kiran ShaikhH-Index: 3
Last. Nicole LetourneauH-Index: 38
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Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19), a contagious disease, is a global pandemic affecting the lives and health of individuals across borders, genders and races. Much of what is known about the effects of disease outbreaks on women’s health in particular, is based on studies conducted in high-income countries. The evolving evidence suggests that COVID-19 has a profound negative impact on the perinatal mental health of women. It is also clear that global pandemics such as COVID-19 disproportionately a...
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#1Shahirose Premji (York University)H-Index: 17
#2Sharifa Bashir Lalani (Aga Khan University)H-Index: 3
Last. MiGHT (York University)
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Anxiety and depression commonly co-occur during pregnancy and may increase risk of poor birth outcomes including preterm birth and low birth weight. Our understanding of rates, patterns, and predictors of comorbid anxiety and depression is hindered given the dearth of literature, particularly in low- and middle-income (LMI) countries. The aim of this study is (1) to explore the prevalence and patterns of comorbid antenatal anxiety and depressive symptoms in the mild-to-severe and moderate-to-sev...
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#1Pauline Samia (Aga Khan University Hospital)H-Index: 4
#2Shahirose Premji (York University)H-Index: 17
Last. Nicole Letourneau (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 38
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Background: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been associated with deleterious effects on mental health in pregnancy. Methods: The ACE International Questionnaire (ACE-IQ) was used to measure neglect, abuse, and household dysfunction. Longitudinal mixed effect modelling was used to test the effect of ACEs on pregnancy-related anxiety, depressive symptoms, and perceived stress at two time points (12–19 and 22–29 weeks) during pregnancy. Results: A total of 215 women who were predominantly...
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#1Kiran Shaikh (Aga Khan University)H-Index: 3
#2Shahirose Sadrudin Premji (Keele University)H-Index: 1
Last. Nicole Letourneau (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 38
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Abstract Background Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with prenatal mental health and negative pregnancy outcomes in high income countries, but whether the same association exists in Pakistan, a low- to middle-income (LMI) country, remains unclear. Methods Secondary data analyses of a prospective longitudinal cohort study examining biopsychosocial measures of 300 pregnant women at four sites in Karachi, Pakistan. A predictive multiple logistic regression model for preterm birth...
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#1Amanda M. Acevedo (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 3
#2Clara Herrera (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 1
Last. Belinda Campos (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 22
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OBJECTIVE: Simpatia, a term that captures the tendency to prefer and create social interactions characterized by warmth and emotional positivity while also avoiding conflict and/or overt negativity, is a cultural factor relevant to Latinos. The goal of this article was to develop a scale that measures this cultural value. METHOD: A self-report scale measure of simpatia was developed and administered to a combined sample of Latinos (N = 296) drawn from 3 larger studies. The scale's factor structu...
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#1Esmeralda R. Garcia (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 1
#2Jane K. Stoever (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 2
Last. Ilona S. Yim (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 19
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Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects one in three women and can have long-lasting psychological effects, with abuse survivors typically exhibiting elevated stress and depressive symptoms. However, women with greater personal empowerment resources (i.e., self-care, agency, self-efficacy) and who practice relaxation techniques generally exhibit lower stress and depressive symptoms. The present study investigated the effectiveness of Personal Empowerment Programs (PEP) and practicing relaxation ...
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#1Yasmin B. Kofman (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 5
#2Zoe E. Eng (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 1
Last. Ilona S. Yim (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 19
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Author(s): Kofman, Yasmin B; Eng, Zoe E; Busse, David; Godkin, Sophia; Campos, Belinda; Sandman, Curt A; Wing, Deborah; Yim, Ilona S | Abstract: Perinatal depression negatively impacts mother-infant health and well-being. Previous work has linked cortisol reactivity to perinatal depressive symptoms, but moderating effects including social support and neuroticism, have not been studied. Forty-nine pregnant women (9-30 weeks' gestational age; GA) provided saliva samples in response to the Trier So...
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