Journal article

The effect of a diabetes prevention program on dietary quality in women with previous gestational diabetes

Sharleen O'Reilly, Vincent Versace, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Siew Lim, Edward Janus, James Dunbar

BMC WOMENS HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Women with gestational diabetes have low diet quality. We evaluated the effectiveness of a group-based lifestyle modification program for improvement of dietary quality in women with previous gestational diabetes predominantly within their first postnatal year. METHODS: Women were randomised to intervention (n = 284) or usual care (n = 289). Dietary data was collected at baseline and twelve months using a food frequency questionnaire and recoded into the Australian Recommended Food Score (ARFS). Mixed model analyses investigated the intervention effect on ARFS (per-protocol-set (PPS) excluded women without the minimum intervention exposure). RESULTS: Baseline mean total ARFS was ..

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