Journal article

Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) post-natal intervention: an update to the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Sophy TF Shih, Nathalie Davis-Lameloise, Edward D Janus, Carol Wildey, Vincent L Versace, Virginia Hagger, Dino Asproloupos, Sharleen L O'Reilly, Paddy A Phillips, Michael Ackland, Timothy Skinner, Jeremy Oats, Rob Carter, James D Best, James A Dunbar

TRIALS | BMC | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: The Mothers After Gestational Diabetes in Australia Diabetes Prevention Program (MAGDA-DPP) is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) that aims to assess the effectiveness of a structured diabetes prevention intervention for women who had gestational diabetes. METHODS/DESIGN: The original protocol was published in Trials ( This update reports on an additional exclusion criterion and change in first eligibility screening to provide greater clarity. The new exclusion criterion "surgical or medical intervention to treat obesity" has been added to the original protocol. The risks of developing diabetes will be affected by any medical or sur..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by a Partnerships for Better Health Grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant number: 533956) with financial and in-kind contributions from Victoria State Government, South Australia State Government, and Diabetes Australia Victoria. We would like to acknowledge Dr Rosalind Lau and Professor Prasuna Reddy for the initial development of the study protocol, as well as Kate Schlicht, Associate Professor John Reynolds, and Professor Catherine Bennett for their advice on aspects of psychology, statistics and epidemiology respectively. We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the MAGDA Manual Training Committee and MAGDA RCT Working Group to the intervention handbooks and the study protocol revision. The views expressed in this manuscript are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of, nor should be attributed to, the National Health and Medical Research Council, Department of Health Victoria, South Australia Health, and Diabetes Australia Victoria.