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Eat Well Keep Active: Qualitative findings from a feasibility and acceptability study of a brief midwife led intervention to facilitate healthful dietary and physical activity behaviours in pregnant women / Lucie Warren; Jaynie Rance

Midwifery

Swansea University Author: Jaynie, Rance

DOI (Published version): 10.1016/j.midw.2016.12.002

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Pregnant women often find it difficult to follow recommendations for a healthy lifestyle and some women refer back to pregnancy as being the start of their problems with obesity. This paper reports the findings of a study designed to test the feasibility and acceptability of a brief, novel, midwifer...

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Published in: Midwifery
Published: 2017
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa31409
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Abstract: Pregnant women often find it difficult to follow recommendations for a healthy lifestyle and some women refer back to pregnancy as being the start of their problems with obesity. This paper reports the findings of a study designed to test the feasibility and acceptability of a brief, novel, midwifery led intervention to encourage healthy lifestyle in pregnancy. The intervention was theoretically driven, based on Self Determination Theory and utilised Motivational Interviewing to facilitate motivation to pursue a healthy lifestyle. This paper reports the qualitative finding from semi-structured interviews with a sample of 20 pregnant women. The findings suggest that the three psychological needs of Self Determination Theory are supported, the intervention was received well by participants who also reported positive change in lifestyle behaviours. Theoretically driven interventions for pregnant women, such as the novel intervention reported here are scarce. The Eat Well Keep Active has the potential to make a difference to women before, during and after pregnancy in motivating healthy lifestyle behaviour.
Item Description: Request from editor to include in a special edition on Obesity
Keywords: Matrenal lifestyle; Diet; Physical Activity; Interventions; Behaviour CHnage; Self Determination Theory; Motivational Interviewing; Goal Setting; Modwives; Midwife Led Care
College: College of Human and Health Sciences