Advertisement

Topics

Building Social Networks to Enhance Postpartum Weight Loss and Appropriate Infant Feeding Practices

2014-08-27 03:15:25 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to examine whether we can use social networks to spread health information and health behaviors that 1) support women in returning to their pre-pregnancy weight after delivery; and 2) promote healthy infant feeding practices.

Description

The long-term goal of this research is to prevent obesity-related adverse health outcomes for future generations by applying information emerging from social network studies to the development of new population-based behavioral interventions. There are a number of critical periods during fetal and infant development that appear to influence the later development of obesity. Interventions that prevent insult to these critical windows from occurring could improve children's life course trajectories. This project sets the groundwork for examining whether social networks could explicitly be utilized to prevent obesity from developing by transmitting health information and health behaviors that 1) prevent postpartum weight retention in first time mothers and 2) promote appropriate infant feeding practices. The secondary aim is to assess which individual-level network-related characteristics best predict postpartum body composition and infant feeding practices.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Obesity

Intervention

Social network building intervention, Home visit

Location

Coleman Regional Community Center - Parks & Rec Department
Nashville
Tennessee
United States
37211

Status

Recruiting

Source

Vanderbilt University

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:25-0400

Clinical Trials [3154 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Building Wealth and Health Network: A Microfinance/TANF Demonstration Project

The goals of the The Building Wealth and Health Network (The Network) are to develop and rigorously test an asset building model that will build financial, social and human capital through...

Get Social: Randomized Trial of a Social Network Delivered Lifestyle Intervention

The present study is a non-inferiority trial comparing the efficacy of a lifestyle intervention delivered entirely via an online social network to a traditional lifestyle intervention deli...

TransPrEP: Social Network-Based PrEP Adherence for Transgender Women in Peru

The investigators propose a social network-based PrEP adherence intervention as part of a comprehensive, context-specific approach to HIV prevention for TW in Lima, Peru. In order to be ef...

Project Friendship - Adolescent Safer Sex Social Network Intervention

Social networks are thought to hold the potential for shaping behavior on the grounds that social and situational factors more strongly influence behavior than do personality variables. T...

Social Network Outcomes of a Livelihood Intervention for Impoverished Women in Rural Uganda

The objective of our study is to determine whether a livelihood intervention can change economic and psychosocial outcomes of social network ties and geographically proximate neighbors of ...

PubMed Articles [16108 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

A Novel Home-Based Intervention for Child and Adolescent Obesity: The Results of the Whānau Pakari Randomized Controlled Trial.

To report 12-month outcomes from a multidisciplinary child obesity intervention program, targeting high-risk groups.

Clinic and Home-Based Behavioral Intervention for Obesity in Preschoolers: A Randomized Trial.

To test the hypotheses that an innovative skills-based behavioral family clinic and home-based intervention (LAUNCH) would reduce body mass index z score (BMIz) compared with motivational interviewing...

Making home visits: Creativity and the embodied practices of home visiting in social work and child protection.

Although the home is the most common place where social work goes on, research has largely ignored the home visit. Drawing on a participant observation study of child protection work, this article rev...

Nourishing networks: A social-ecological analysis of a network intervention for improving household nutrition in Western Kenya.

A growing body of research emphasizes the need to engage social networks in maternal and child nutrition interventions. However, an understanding of how interventions functionally engage not only moth...

Home health nurse decision-making regarding visit intensity planning for newly admitted patients: a qualitative descriptive study.

Despite patients referred to home health having diverse and complex needs, it is unknown how nurses develop personalized visit plans. In this qualitative descriptive study, we interviewed 26 nurses fr...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Nursing care given to an individual in the home. The care may be provided by a family member or a friend. Home nursing as care by a non-professional is differentiated from HOME CARE SERVICES provided by professionals: visiting nurse, home health agencies, hospital, or other organized community group.

Hospital-sponsored provision of health services, such as nursing, therapy, and health-related homemaker or social services, in the patient's home. (Hospital Administration Terminology, 2d ed)

A nursing specialty in which skilled nursing care is provided to patients in their homes by registered or licensed practical NURSES. Home health nursing differs from HOME NURSING in that home health nurses are licensed professionals, while home nursing involves non-professional caregivers.

Public or private organizations that provide, either directly or through arrangements with other organizations, home health services in the patient's home. (Hospital Administration Terminology, 2d ed)

A condition of having excess fat in the abdomen. Abdominal obesity is typically defined as waist circumferences of 40 inches or more in men and 35 inches or more in women. Abdominal obesity raises the risk of developing disorders, such as diabetes, hypertension and METABOLIC SYNDROME X.

More From BioPortfolio on "Building Social Networks to Enhance Postpartum Weight Loss and Appropriate Infant Feeding Practices"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Relevant Topics

Nutrition
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...

Women's Health
Women's Health - key topics include breast cancer, pregnancy, menopause, stroke Follow and track Women's Health News on BioPortfolio: Women's Health News RSS Women'...

Obstetrics and gynaecology
Fertility Menopause Obstetrics & Gynaecology Osteoporosis Women's Health Obstetrics and gynaecology comprises the care of the pregnant woman, her unborn child and the management of diseases specific to women. Most consultant...


Searches Linking to this Trial