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Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding weight gain during pregnancy among Hispanic women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19760160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pregnancy weight gain may be a risk factor for the development of obesity highlighting the importance of identifying psychosocial risk factors for pregnancy weight gain. The goal of this qualitative pilot study was to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding weight gain during pregnancy among predominantly Puerto Rican women, a group with higher rates of obesity as compared to non-Hispanic white women. We conducted four focus groups stratified by level of acculturation and BMI. Women reported receiving advice about pregnancy weight gain predominantly from nutritionists and family members rather than from their physicians. The majority of overweight/obese women reported that they had not received any recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy from physicians. Pregnancy weight gain advice was not consistent with the 1990 Institute of Medicine Guidelines. Overall, attitudes towards weight gain recommendations differed by weight status, whereas feelings and dietary beliefs about weight gain differed according to level of acculturation. Our findings inform behavior change strategies for meeting pregnancy weight gain recommendations.
Authors:
Alison Tovar; Lisa Chasan-Taber; Odilia I Bermudez; Raymond R Hyatt; Aviva Must
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maternal and child health journal     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1573-6628     ISO Abbreviation:  Matern Child Health J     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-25     Completed Date:  2011-04-11     Revised Date:  2013-05-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715672     Medline TA:  Matern Child Health J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  938-49     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA. Alison.tovar@tufts.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acculturation
Adolescent
Adult
Body Mass Index
Counseling
Female
Focus Groups
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Hispanic Americans / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Humans
Nutritional Status*
Pilot Projects
Pregnancy
Puerto Rico / ethnology
Qualitative Research
Questionnaires
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Weight Gain / ethnology*
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P30 DK046200/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; R01 DK064902-02/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS
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