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Diabetes Prevention in Women With a Recent History of Gestational Diabetes (Focus Groups)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2011
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Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brief Summary:

The objective of this research is to conduct focus groups in order to adapt the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) so that it may successfully target women diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) who are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes in the post-partum period. As this research seeks to gather formative data for a future intervention, the focus groups will: 1) provide information to maximize participation in the future intervention and 2) inform the location, content and format of the intervention.

We will be conducting focus groups and informant interviews to determine the DPP modifications necessary for adapting to the post-partum lifestyles of women with a recent history of GDM. Subjects will attend a 1 hour focus group or phone interview where they will be encouraged to respond to the facilitators' questions and to each other's comments on topics such as: gestational diabetes, healthy eating, exercise, and other type 2 diabetes prevention related activities. Working with a variety of health care providers, including endocrinologists, obstetricians and nurse-practitioners, we will identify and enroll up to 60 women total who are either current GDM patients at BWH or have a recent history of GDM who have delivered at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the last 5 years.

Condition or disease
Gestational Diabetes

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 29 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Diabetes Prevention in Women With a Recent History of Gestational Diabetes
Study Start Date : January 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2010

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy women with a diagnosis of gestational diabetes during a pregnancy within the past 5 years

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy women ages 18-45
  • Diagnosis of gestational diabetes within the past 5 years (Carpenter-Coustan criteria)
  • English-speaking
  • Currently not diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
  • Non-English-speaking

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01102530

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United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Sue E Levkoff, ScD Brigham and Women's Hospital

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Sue E. Levkoff, ScD, Brigham and Women's Hospital Identifier: NCT01102530     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009p000042
MM-1094-09/09 ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Center for Disease Control (CDC) )
First Posted: April 13, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes, Gestational
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Pregnancy Complications