Preconception weight management: an untapped area of women's health

McPhie, Skye, Skouteris, Helen, Millar, Lynne, Olsson, Craig, Campbell, Karen, Van Der Pligt, Paige, Dodd, Jodie and Hill, Briony 2016, Preconception weight management: an untapped area of women's health, Australian journal of primary health, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 61-65, doi: 10.1071/PY16004.

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Title Preconception weight management: an untapped area of women's health
Author(s) McPhie, Skye
Skouteris, Helen
Millar, Lynne
Olsson, CraigORCID iD for Olsson, Craig
Campbell, KarenORCID iD for Campbell, Karen
Van Der Pligt, PaigeORCID iD for Van Der Pligt, Paige
Dodd, Jodie
Hill, BrionyORCID iD for Hill, Briony
Journal name Australian journal of primary health
Volume number 23
Issue number 1
Start page 61
End page 65
Total pages 5
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Clayton, Vic.
Publication date 2016-08-05
ISSN 1448-7527
Keyword(s) body weight
health personnel
health services
preconception care
Summary The aim of this study was to identify barriers to providing preconception weight management. Twenty health professionals participated in a semistructured phone interview regarding their beliefs on perceived barriers to providing preconception weight management. The interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and examined using thematic analysis to extract the key themes. Two themes were identified from the interviews: (1) barriers hindering women from accessing preconception weight management interventions (i.e. women's lack of awareness regarding the importance of preconception weight, and not being provided with weight management information or interventions by health professionals); and (2) barriers preventing health professionals from providing preconception weight management (i.e. an absence of implementation resources for preconception weight management, limited access to women of childbearing age who plan to conceive, and a high percentage of pregnancies being unplanned). There are significant client- and heath professional-based barriers to implementing preconception weight management. To begin to address these barriers, developing policy and preconception weight management programs based on evidence collected via a needs assessment, quantitative or mixed-method designs may be of benefit. Furthermore, these barriers are likely contributing to the paucity in research into preconception weight management services.
Language eng
DOI 10.1071/PY16004
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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