Behavior modification techniques used to prevent gestational diabetes: a systematic review of the literature

Skouteris, Helen, Morris, Heather, Nagle, Cate, and Nankervis, Alison (2014) Behavior modification techniques used to prevent gestational diabetes: a systematic review of the literature. Current Diabetes Reports, 14 (4). 480.

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Abstract

The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and obesity is increasing in developed countries, presenting significant challenges to acute care and public health. The aim of this study is to systematically review published controlled trials evaluating behavior modification interventions to prevent the development of GDM. Nine studies were identified involving such techniques as repetition of information, use of verbal and written educational information, goal setting, and planning, in addition to group and individual counseling sessions. Of the 3 trials with GDM incidence as a primary outcome, only 1 showed a significant reduction. GDM was a secondary outcome in 6 studies where the prevention of excessive gestational weight gain was the primary outcome and only 1 trial study determined an effective intervention. The small number of effective interventions highlights a significant gap in evidence to inform maternity health policy and practice.

Item ID: 51177
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1539-0829
Keywords: gestational diabetes, prevention, intervention, behavior modification techniques, systematic review
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 07:45
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111006 Midwifery @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 100%
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