Journal article

Preconception care for women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A mixed-methods study of provider knowledge and practice

J Klein, JA Boyle, R Kirkham, C Connors, C Whitbread, J Oats, F Barzi, D McIntyre, I Lee, M Luey, J Shaw, ADH Brown, LJ Maple-Brown



AIMS: Preconception care may decrease adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with pre-existing diabetes mellitus. Aboriginal Australians are at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with earlier onset. We explored practitioner views on preconception care delivery for women with T2DM in the Northern Territory, where 31% of births are to Aboriginal women. METHODS: Mixed-methods study including cross-sectional survey of 156 health practitioners and 11 semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: Practitioners reported low attendance for preconception care however, 51% provided counselling on an opportunistic basis. Rural/remote practitioners were most likely to find counselling feasible. The maj..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

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Funding Acknowledgements

The NT DIP Partnership is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Grant #1032116, with additional support from NHMRC Program Grant #631974 and Global Alliance Chronic Disease NHMRC Grant #1092968. LMB was supported by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship #1078477; IL was supported by Australian Postgraduate award and Menzies scholarship; JES was supported by NHMRC Fellowship #1079438; AB was supported by a Sylvia and Charles Viertel Senior Medical Research Fellowship.