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Using technology to promote postpartum weight loss in urban, low-income mothers: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

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Herring, SJ; Cruice, JF; Bennett, GG; Davey, A; Foster, GD
Published in: Journal of nutrition education and behavior
November 2014

To examine the feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of a technology-based weight loss intervention for urban, low-income mothers.Eighteen obese, ethnic minority, socioeconomically disadvantaged mothers in the first year after childbirth were randomly assigned to either: 1) technology-based intervention, which included empirically supported behavior-change strategies, daily skills, and self-monitoring text messages with personalized feedback, biweekly counseling calls from a health coach, and access to a Facebook support group, or 2) usual-care control.After 14 weeks of treatment, the technology-based intervention participants had significantly greater weight loss (-2.9 ± 3.6 kg) than usual care (0.5 ± 2.3 kg; adjusted mean difference: -3.2 kg, 95% confidence interval -6.2 to -0.1 kg, P = .04). One-third of intervention participants (3 of 9) and no control participants lost > 5% of their initial body weight at follow up.Results suggest the potential for using technology to deliver a postpartum weight loss intervention among low-income racial/ethnic minorities.

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Journal of nutrition education and behavior

DOI

EISSN

1878-2620

ISSN

1499-4046

Publication Date

November 2014

Volume

46

Issue

6

Start / End Page

610 / 615

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Weight Loss
  • Urban Health
  • Social Media
  • Poverty
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pilot Projects
  • Philadelphia
  • Patient Compliance
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
 

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Herring, S. J., Cruice, J. F., Bennett, G. G., Davey, A., & Foster, G. D. (2014). Using technology to promote postpartum weight loss in urban, low-income mothers: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(6), 610–615. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2014.06.002
Herring, Sharon J., Jane F. Cruice, Gary G. Bennett, Adam Davey, and Gary D. Foster. “Using technology to promote postpartum weight loss in urban, low-income mothers: a pilot randomized controlled trial.Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 46, no. 6 (November 2014): 610–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2014.06.002.
Herring SJ, Cruice JF, Bennett GG, Davey A, Foster GD. Using technology to promote postpartum weight loss in urban, low-income mothers: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of nutrition education and behavior. 2014 Nov;46(6):610–5.
Herring, Sharon J., et al. “Using technology to promote postpartum weight loss in urban, low-income mothers: a pilot randomized controlled trial.Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 46, no. 6, Nov. 2014, pp. 610–15. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2014.06.002.
Herring SJ, Cruice JF, Bennett GG, Davey A, Foster GD. Using technology to promote postpartum weight loss in urban, low-income mothers: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of nutrition education and behavior. 2014 Nov;46(6):610–615.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of nutrition education and behavior

DOI

EISSN

1878-2620

ISSN

1499-4046

Publication Date

November 2014

Volume

46

Issue

6

Start / End Page

610 / 615

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Weight Loss
  • Urban Health
  • Social Media
  • Poverty
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pilot Projects
  • Philadelphia
  • Patient Compliance
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care