NPA-GP: Quality of Life and Anxiety/Depression (2021)

Author and Year:
Nicklas J, Zera C, et al, 2014
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Article Title:
A web-based lifestyle intervention for women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial.
Nicklas J, Zera C, England L, Rosner B, Horton E, Levkoff S, Seely E
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Women; age 18-45; with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in most recent pregnancy; from the Diabetes in Pregnancy Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) (Boston, MA) from 5/2010–8/2011; women whose BMI increased risk for diabetes using the same lower cut-offs as the DPP, (BMI ?24 kg/m2;?22 kg/m2 for Asian participants).
Exclusion Criteria:
Personal history of type 2 diabetes or bariatric surgery; taking medications known to affect body weight; unable to read 8th grade level English; planning to move out of the area; women delivering before 32 weeks gestation and with net weight loss during pregnancy; BMI >50 kg/m2.
Research Purpose:
To test the feasibility and effectiveness of a web-based lifestyle intervention based on the Diabetes Prevention Program modified for women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) to reduce postpartum weight retention.
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Study Location:
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston, MA, United States
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The Balance after Baby study was supported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC MM-1094-09/09), and work by the investigators was supported by an Institutional National Research Service Award #T32AT000051 from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health and a K24 from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (9K24HL096141). This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number...
Trial Name if applicable:
Balance after Baby