Experiences of lifestyle management and support during pregnancy: a qualitative study of the attitudes and experiences of pregnant women and healthcare professionals

10 Sep 2015

Overweight and obesity during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), preeclampsia and macrosomia.

Antenatal lifestyle interventions have been shown to be effective in reducing these risks, however, studies often fail to identify the mechanisms by which the intervention is expected to be effective.

Aim:

1. To identify the barriers and enablers to behaviour change from the perspective of overweight and obese pregnant women and their healthcare providers (HCP) and to elicit participants’ attitudes toward the use of technology to support behaviour change during pregnancy.

2. To identify the intervention functions for a technology supported lifestyle intervention to improve physical activity levels during pregnancy using the TDF and the COM-B model.

To identify the barriers and enablers to behaviour change from the perspective of overweight and obese pregnant women and their healthcare providers 

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