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Pregnant women's interest in a website or mobile application for healthy gestational weight gain
UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Supported Publications
  • Molly E. Waring, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Tiffany A. Moore Simas, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Rui Sherry Xiao, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Lisa Lombardini, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jeroan J. Allison, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Milagros C. Rosal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sherry L. Pagoto, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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
Publication Date
12-1-2014
Document Type
Article
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.
Keywords
  • UMCCTS funding
DOI of Published Version
10.1016/j.srhc.2014.05.002
Source
Sex Reprod Healthc. 2014 Dec;5(4):182-4. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2014.05.002. Link to article on publisher's site
Related Resources
Link to Article in PubMed
PubMed ID
25433828
Citation Information
Molly E. Waring, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Rui Sherry Xiao, Lisa Lombardini, et al.. "Pregnant women's interest in a website or mobile application for healthy gestational weight gain" Vol. 5 Iss. 4 (2014) ISSN: 1877-5756 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sherry_pagoto/107/