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Translation of the diabetes prevention program lifestyle intervention for promoting postpartum weight loss among low-income women
Preventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
  • Milagros C. Rosal, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Stephenie C. Lemon, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Oanh H. T. Nguyen, Family Health Center of Worcester
  • Nelly E. Driscoll, Family Health Center of Worcester
  • Lynn DiTaranto, University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Date
9-16-2011
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Postpartum Period; Weight Gain; Diabetes Mellitus; Intervention Studies; Health Promotion; Healthcare Disparities
Abstract
The Women Infants and Children (WIC) program is a promising venue in which to implement weight loss interventions for low-income postpartum women. The goals of this study were to describe formative steps to translate the DPP lifestyle intervention to be delivered to diverse low-income postpartum women who are served by the WIC program, and to present the results of a pilot trial of the intervention. The steps of intervention translation involved were the following: (1) building partnerships, (2) understanding the target setting, (3) understanding the target population, (4) re-designing the intervention, and (5) refining the intervention. The pilot trial was a single group pre/post test comparison among 27 overweight/obese postpartum WIC clients. The intervention resulted in an average weight loss of 4.6 lb at a 4-month follow-up (p = 0.004). A dose–response association between intervention attendance and weight loss was observed. This translation of the DPP for diverse low-income postpartum women has potential for widespread implementation.
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Citation: Rosal MC, Lemon SC, Nguyen OHT, Driscoll NE, DiTaranto L. Translation of the diabetes prevention program lifestyle intervention for promoting postpartum weight loss among low-income women. Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research. Published online Sept. 16, 2011. DOI 10.1007/s13142-011-0069-4
Citation Information
Milagros C. Rosal, Stephenie C. Lemon, Oanh H. T. Nguyen, Nelly E. Driscoll, et al.. "Translation of the diabetes prevention program lifestyle intervention for promoting postpartum weight loss among low-income women" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephenie_lemon/47/