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ERIC Number: EJ880603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Lessons Learned from the Mothers' Overweight Management Study in 4 West Virginia WIC Offices
Krummel, Debra; Semmens, Elizabeth; MacBride, Anne M.; Fisher, Brenda
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v42 n3 suppl 1 pS52-S58 May-Jun 2010
A pilot was conducted to test the feasibility and compare the effectiveness of a group approach (facilitated group discussions) to that of a self-guided approach (newsletters) to weight management in postpartum women enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (baseline n = 151; final n = 64). Mean group attendance was 3.6/10 sessions. Being older and meeting with the dietitian were related to greater attendance (P less than 0.01). At 1 year, there were no significant differences in weight between groups. There is a critical need for weight-management interventions in the postpartum period. Lessons learned are presented. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia