Pregnant women's interest in a website or mobile application for healthy gestational weight gain
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
Health Information Technology | Health Services Research | Maternal and Child Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology | Translational Medical Research | Women's Health
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.
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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
Waring, Molly E.; Moore Simas, Tiffany A.; Xiao, Rui Sherry; Lombardini, Lisa; Allison, Jeroan J.; Rosal, Milagros C.; and Pagoto, Sherry L., "Pregnant women's interest in a website or mobile application for healthy gestational weight gain" (2014). UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Supported Publications. 29.