Psychosocial risk factors for excessive gestational weight gain: a systematic review

Hartley, Eliza, McPhie, Skye, Skouteris, Helen, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew and Hill, Briony 2015, Psychosocial risk factors for excessive gestational weight gain: a systematic review, Women and birth, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 99-109.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Psychosocial risk factors for excessive gestational weight gain: a systematic review
Author(s) Hartley, Eliza
McPhie, Skye
Skouteris, Helen
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, MatthewORCID iD for Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew orcid.org/0000-0003-1145-6057
Hill, BrionyORCID iD for Hill, Briony orcid.org/0000-0003-4993-3963
Journal name Women and birth
Volume number 28
Issue number 4
Start page 99
End page 109
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015-12
ISSN 1878-1799
Keyword(s) Body Mass Index (BMI)
Obesity
Pregnancy
Psychosocial factors
Weight gain
Summary BACKGROUND: Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can have adverse health outcomes for mother and infant throughout pregnancy. However, few studies have identified the psychosocial factors that contribute to women gaining excessive weight during pregnancy. AIM: To review the existing literature that explores the impact of psychosocial risk factors (psychological distress, body image dissatisfaction, social support, self-efficacy and self-esteem) on excessive gestational weight gain. METHODS: A systematic review of peer-reviewed English articles using Academic Search Complete, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, MEDLINE Complete, PsycINFO, Informit, Web of Science, and Scopus was conducted. Quantitative studies that investigated psychosocial factors of excessive GWG, published between 2000 and 2014 were included. Studies investigating mothers with a low risk of mental health issues and normally-developing foetuses were eligible for inclusion. From the total of 474 articles located, 12 articles were identified as relevant and were subsequently reviewed in full. FINDINGS: Significant associations were found between depression, body image dissatisfaction, and social support with excessive gestational weight gain. No significant relationships were reported between anxiety, stress, self-efficacy, or self-esteem and excessive gestational weight gain. CONCLUSION: The relationship between psychosocial factors and weight gain in pregnancy is complex; however depression, body dissatisfaction and social support appear to have a direct relationship with excessive gestational weight gain. Further research is needed to identify how screening for, and responding to, psychosocial risk factors for excessive gestational weight gain can be successfully incorporated into current antenatal care.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920507 Women's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073497

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
School of Psychology
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 14 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 15 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 199 Abstract Views, 4 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 28 May 2015, 13:59:59 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.