Journal article

Are Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Excessive Gestational Weight Gain Cost Effective? A Systematic Review

Cate Bailey, Helen Skouteris, Helena Teede, Briony Hill, Barbora De Courten, Ruth Walker, Danny Liew, Shakila Thangaratinam, Zanfina Ademi

CURRENT DIABETES REPORTS | CURRENT MEDICINE GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lifestyle interventions (such as diet and physical activity) successfully limit excessive gestational weight gain and can reduce some adverse maternal events; however, benefit is variable and cost-effectiveness remains unclear. We aimed to review published cost-effectiveness analyses of lifestyle interventions compared with usual care on clinically relevant outcome measures. Five international and six grey-literature databases were searched from 2007 to 2018. Articles were assessed for quality of reporting. Data were extracted from healthcare and societal perspectives. Costs were adapted to the common currencies of Australia and the United Kingdom by adjusting for resource..

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Funding Acknowledgements

CB acknowledges funding support from the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. BdC is a recipient of the National Heart Foundation (NHF future leader fellowship 100864). HT is a recipient of NHMRC Practitioner fellowship. BH is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (GNT1120477).