Journal article

Improving follow-up care for women with a history of gestational diabetes: perspectives of GPs and patients

Andrew VR Pennington, Sharleen L O'Reilly, Doris Young, James A Dunbar



This paper investigates factors influencing women's engagement with diabetes preventative care after a pregnancy with gestational diabetes (GDM) from the perspectives of GPs and women and explores the role of the GP in that care. Qualitative research using semi-structured interviews with women who had experienced GDM (n=16) and GPs (n=18) were conducted and a thematic content analysis conducted. Women's interviews explored their experience of GDM, factors influencing, and engagement with, follow-up care for diabetes prevention and role of the GP in that care. GP interviews explored postnatal care provided to women with GDM, the role of the GP in that care and perceived factors influencing a ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

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Funding Acknowledgements

A. V. R. Pennington was part of the training provider, Bogong Regional Training Services, and was completing an academic GP registrar position seconded through Melbourne University during this research. S. L. O'Reilly receives National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) TRIP Fellowship funding (number 1069254) and is an investigator on a NMHRC Partnership Project Grant (number 533956), both in the area of GDM. J. A. Dunbar is Chief Investigator on the above NHMRC Partnership Project Grant. The funding body had no involvement in the research process.