Journal article

Women with type 1 diabetes and women with type 2 diabetes differ in knowledge and beliefs about contraception and pregnancy

Christel Hendrieckx, Melinda Morrison, Ralph Audehm, Alison Barry, Kaye Farrell, Effie Houvardas, Alison Nankervis, Cynthia Porter, Renza Scibilia, Glynis Ross

DIABETIC MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2021


AIMS: To assess differences in knowledge and beliefs about pregnancy in women with diabetes. METHODS: Questions were from the Australian 'Contraception, Pregnancy & Women's Health' survey. Women (18-50 years) were eligible if pregnant or planning pregnancy. Knowledge and beliefs items were adapted from the Reproductive Health and Behaviours Questionnaire. RESULTS: Compared to women with type 2 diabetes (n = 103), women with type 1 diabetes (n = 526) had higher scores for knowledge about pregnancy in diabetes (type 1 diabetes 9.8 ± 2.4 vs. type 2 diabetes 7.7 ± 3.1), beliefs about benefits (type 1 diabetes 18.4 ± 2.2 vs. type 2 diabetes 17.2 ± 3.3), cues-to-action (type 1 diabetes 2.7 ± 1.4 v..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted as part of the Diabetes in Pregnancy National Development Program funded by the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS). The NDSS is an Australian Government Initiative administered by Diabetes Australia.