Type

Journal Article

Authors

Fionnuala M McAuliffe
Eileen R Gibney
Elizabeth J O'Sullivan
Karen L Lindsay
Kate M Ainscough

Subjects

Psychology

Topics
evidence base complex interventions decision tree behaviour change clinical practice clinical research decision behaviour decision support

Behaviour change in overweight and obese pregnancy: a decision tree to support the development of antenatal lifestyle interventions. (2017)

Abstract Antenatal healthy lifestyle interventions are frequently implemented in overweight and obese pregnancy, yet there is inconsistent reporting of the behaviour-change methods and behavioural outcomes. This limits our understanding of how and why such interventions were successful or not. The current paper discusses the application of behaviour-change theories and techniques within complex lifestyle interventions in overweight and obese pregnancy. The authors propose a decision tree to help guide researchers through intervention design, implementation and evaluation. The implications for adopting behaviour-change theories and techniques, and using appropriate guidance when constructing and evaluating interventions in research and clinical practice are also discussed. To enhance the evidence base for successful behaviour-change interventions during pregnancy, adoption of behaviour-change theories and techniques, and use of published guidelines when designing lifestyle interventions are necessary. The proposed decision tree may be a useful guide for researchers working to develop effective behaviour-change interventions in clinical settings. This guide directs researchers towards key literature sources that will be important in each stage of study development.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Eileen R Gibney, Elizabeth J O'Sullivan, Karen L Lindsay, Kate M Ainscough

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Fionnuala M McAuliffe
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 176
 
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Eileen R Gibney
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 98
 
3
Karen L Lindsay
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 19
 
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Kate M Ainscough
TU Dublin
Total Publications: 3