Beliefs, Barriers, and Preferences of European Overweight Women to Adopt a Healthier Lifestyle in Pregnancy to Minimize Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: An Explorative Study

Judith G M Jelsma, Karen M van Leeuwen, Nicolette Oostdam, Christopher Bunn, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Juan M Adelantado, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Jürgen Harreiter, Frans Andre van Assche, Roland Devlieger, Dirk Timmerman, David Hill, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska, Agnieszka Zawiejska, Pablo Rebollo, Annunziata LapollaMaria G Dalfrà, Stefano Del Prato, Alessandra Bertolotto, Fidelma Dunne, Dorte M Jensen, Lise Lotte Torvin Andersen, Frank J Snoek, Mireille N M van Poppel

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INTRODUCTION: We explored beliefs, perceived barriers, and preferences regarding lifestyle changes among overweight European pregnant women to help inform the development of future lifestyle interventions in the prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus.

METHODS: An explorative mixed methods, two-staged study was conducted to gather information from pregnant European women (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2). In three European countries 21 interviews were conducted, followed by 71 questionnaires in six other European countries. Content analysis and descriptive and chi-square statistics were applied (p < 0.05).

RESULTS: Women preferred to obtain detailed information about their personal risk. The health of their baby was a major motivating factor. Perceived barriers for physical activity included pregnancy-specific issues such as tiredness and experiencing physical complaints. Insufficient time was a barrier more frequently reported by women with children. Abstaining from snacking was identified as a challenge for the majority of women, especially for those without children. Women preferred to obtain support from their partner, as well as health professionals and valued flexible lifestyle programs.

CONCLUSIONS: Healthcare professionals need to inform overweight pregnant women about their personal risk, discuss lifestyle modification, and assist in weight management. Lifestyle programs should be tailored to the individual, taking into account barriers experienced by overweight first-time mothers and multipara women.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer3435791
TidsskriftJournal of Pregnancy
Vol/bind2016
Antal sider11
ISSN2090-2727
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2016

Fingeraftryk

Gestational Diabetes
Pregnant Women
Snacks
Mothers
Interviews
Exercise
Delivery of Health Care
Weights and Measures
Health

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Jelsma, Judith G M ; van Leeuwen, Karen M ; Oostdam, Nicolette ; Bunn, Christopher ; Simmons, David ; Desoye, Gernot ; Corcoy, Rosa ; Adelantado, Juan M ; Kautzky-Willer, Alexandra ; Harreiter, Jürgen ; van Assche, Frans Andre ; Devlieger, Roland ; Timmerman, Dirk ; Hill, David ; Damm, Peter ; Mathiesen, Elisabeth R ; Wender-Ozegowska, Ewa ; Zawiejska, Agnieszka ; Rebollo, Pablo ; Lapolla, Annunziata ; Dalfrà, Maria G ; Del Prato, Stefano ; Bertolotto, Alessandra ; Dunne, Fidelma ; Jensen, Dorte M ; Andersen, Lise Lotte Torvin ; Snoek, Frank J ; van Poppel, Mireille N M. / Beliefs, Barriers, and Preferences of European Overweight Women to Adopt a Healthier Lifestyle in Pregnancy to Minimize Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus : An Explorative Study. I: Journal of Pregnancy. 2016 ; Bind 2016.
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Beliefs, Barriers, and Preferences of European Overweight Women to Adopt a Healthier Lifestyle in Pregnancy to Minimize Risk of Developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus : An Explorative Study. / Jelsma, Judith G M; van Leeuwen, Karen M; Oostdam, Nicolette; Bunn, Christopher; Simmons, David; Desoye, Gernot; Corcoy, Rosa; Adelantado, Juan M; Kautzky-Willer, Alexandra; Harreiter, Jürgen; van Assche, Frans Andre; Devlieger, Roland; Timmerman, Dirk; Hill, David; Damm, Peter; Mathiesen, Elisabeth R; Wender-Ozegowska, Ewa; Zawiejska, Agnieszka; Rebollo, Pablo; Lapolla, Annunziata; Dalfrà, Maria G; Del Prato, Stefano; Bertolotto, Alessandra; Dunne, Fidelma; Jensen, Dorte M; Andersen, Lise Lotte Torvin; Snoek, Frank J; van Poppel, Mireille N M.

I: Journal of Pregnancy, Bind 2016, 3435791, 2016.

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AU - van Leeuwen, Karen M

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AU - Bunn, Christopher

AU - Simmons, David

AU - Desoye, Gernot

AU - Corcoy, Rosa

AU - Adelantado, Juan M

AU - Kautzky-Willer, Alexandra

AU - Harreiter, Jürgen

AU - van Assche, Frans Andre

AU - Devlieger, Roland

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AU - Damm, Peter

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AU - Zawiejska, Agnieszka

AU - Rebollo, Pablo

AU - Lapolla, Annunziata

AU - Dalfrà, Maria G

AU - Del Prato, Stefano

AU - Bertolotto, Alessandra

AU - Dunne, Fidelma

AU - Jensen, Dorte M

AU - Andersen, Lise Lotte Torvin

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AB - INTRODUCTION: We explored beliefs, perceived barriers, and preferences regarding lifestyle changes among overweight European pregnant women to help inform the development of future lifestyle interventions in the prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus.METHODS: An explorative mixed methods, two-staged study was conducted to gather information from pregnant European women (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2). In three European countries 21 interviews were conducted, followed by 71 questionnaires in six other European countries. Content analysis and descriptive and chi-square statistics were applied (p < 0.05).RESULTS: Women preferred to obtain detailed information about their personal risk. The health of their baby was a major motivating factor. Perceived barriers for physical activity included pregnancy-specific issues such as tiredness and experiencing physical complaints. Insufficient time was a barrier more frequently reported by women with children. Abstaining from snacking was identified as a challenge for the majority of women, especially for those without children. Women preferred to obtain support from their partner, as well as health professionals and valued flexible lifestyle programs.CONCLUSIONS: Healthcare professionals need to inform overweight pregnant women about their personal risk, discuss lifestyle modification, and assist in weight management. Lifestyle programs should be tailored to the individual, taking into account barriers experienced by overweight first-time mothers and multipara women.

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