La faisabilité d'une intervention visant la modification des habitudes de vie après l'accouchement sur le profil de risque cardiométabolique des femmes avec antécédent de diabète gestationnel

Authors: Trottier, Cassandra
Advisor: Robitaille, Julie; Desroches, Sophie
Abstract: Women who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are predisposed to cardiometabolic complications such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or even cardiovascular disease. Some behaviors could limit the development of these complications in these women in the postpartum period,such as adopting healthy eating habits, practicing physical activity, and breastfeeding. Intervention studies aimed at reducing health risks in women with a history of gestational diabetes have been carried out previously, but they had several limitations and were not adapted to the reality of mothers. The objective of this research project was therefore to determine the feasibility of a one-year intervention aimed at reducing cardiometabolic complications in women with a history of gestational diabetes by promoting healthy lifestyle habits in the postpartum period. The results of this study made it possibleto demonstrate that women have an interest in a post-pregnancy follow-up program as well as toidentify the aspects that deserve further attention in the design of an intervention in this population. Indeed, the average retention rate of participants in this study was less than 75%, with 94% of the women in the intervention group who completed the study and 50% of the women in the control group. The completion rate of sessions was 100% in women who remained in the study for up to 12 months postpartum in both groups. In addition, 89% of women were satisfied with the intervention, i.e. 93%and 80% of women in the intervention and control groups, respectively. Thus, the results of this study discuss the importance of further research in this population in order to implement postpartum follow-up programs in these women in the future.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 1 June 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/69253
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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