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Promoting Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy

2014-08-27 03:13:54 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Study goal is to determine whether behavioral lifestyle intervention during pregnancy can reduce the number of women who exceed the Institute of Medicine recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy.

It is hypothesized that the intervention will reduce the number of women who exceed weight gain guidelines relative to standard care. The investigators also expect the intervention to reduce the proportion of women exceeding weight gain guidelines in both normal weight and overweight groups.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Weight Gain

Intervention

Lifestyle

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

The Miriam Hospital

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:54-0400

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