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O'Dea A, Tierney M, McGuire BE, Newell J, Glynn LG, Gibson I, Noctor E, Danyliv A, Connolly SB, Dunne
2015
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Journal Of Diabetes Research
Can the onset of type 2 diabetes be delayed by a group-based lifestyle intervention in women with pre-diabetes following gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)? Findings from a randomized control mixed methods trial.
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Objective. To evaluate a 12-week group-based lifestyle intervention programme for women with prediabetes following gestational diabetes (GDM). Design. A two-group, mixed methods randomized controlled trial in which 50 women with a history of GDM and abnormal glucose tolerance postpartum were randomly assigned to intervention () or wait control () and postintervention qualitative interviews with participants. Main Outcome Measures. Modifiable biochemical, anthropometric, behavioural, and psychosocial risk factors associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. The primary outcome variable was the change in fasting plasma glucose (FPG) from study entry to one-year follow-up. Results. At one-year follow-up, the intervention group showed significant improvements over the wait control group on stress, diet self-efficacy, and quality of life. There was no evidence of an effect of the intervention on measures of biochemistry or anthropometry; the effect on one health behaviour, diet adherence, was close to significance. Conclusions. Prevention programmes must tackle the barriers to participation faced by this population; home-based interventions should be investigated. Strategies for promoting long-term health self-management need to be developed and tested.
10.1155/2015/798460
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