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Pregnant women's interest in a website or mobile application for healthy gestational weight gain
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  • 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
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.
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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
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Keywords
  • UMCCTS funding
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/