Title

Pregnant women's interest in a website or mobile application for healthy gestational weight gain

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Research; Department of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine; UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center

Date

12-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Information Technology | Health Services Research | Maternal and Child Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Translational Medical Research | Women's Health

Abstract

We examined pregnant women's interest in using a website or mobile application to help them gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy. Pregnant women (N = 64) completed a short questionnaire during routine prenatal care at hospital-based obstetric clinics in central Massachusetts during April-August 2012. Eighty-six percent reported interest in using a website or mobile application to help them gain a healthy amount of weight; interest ranged from 67% to 100% across demographics, clinical characteristics, and technology use. The Internet is a promising modality for delivering interventions to prevent excessive gestational weight gain and associated maternal and child health consequences.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Sex Reprod Healthc. 2014 Dec;5(4):182-4. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2014.05.002. Link to article on publisher's site

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Keywords

UMCCTS funding

PubMed ID

25433828