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Web-based Support During Pregnancy and Early Motherhood in Women With Type 1 Diabetes (MODIAB-web) (MODIAB-web)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2016 by Göteborg University
Swedish Diabetes Association
Vastra Gotaland Region
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Göteborg University Identifier:
First received: March 27, 2012
Last updated: April 19, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
The aim is to investigate whether the implementation of a web-based support to women with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy and early motherhood can improve well-being and self management of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased medical risks and increased psychosocial pressure in relation to childbearing. There is need for extended support from both health care professionals and peers. Web-based interventions can improve personal capacity and self-management in people with long- term illnesses but are not evaluated in childbearing women with type 1 diabetes. A web site prototype for full-size browsers and mobile devices has been developed through a participatory design by multidisciplinary researchers, health care professionals, experienced mothers with type 1 diabetes and web designers. In a randomised control study the developed web site offering information, communication with health care professionals, person-centred self-care diaries and online social community of included women, is provided to the intervention group in early pregnancy at admission to specialised antenatal clinics at six hospitals in Sweden. A control group will receive standard care (usual care). Total n = 160. Primary outcomes are Well-Being Questionnaire and Diabetes Empowerment Scale. The intervention offers proactive solutions for strengthening patients' decision making of diabetes in daily life during pregnancy and early motherhood, and is expected to increase their wellbeing, personal capacity and knowledge of diabetes.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Type 1
Early Motherhood
Other: web-based support

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Web-based Support During Pregnancy and Early Motherhood in Women With Type 1 Diabetes (MODIAB-web)

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Further study details as provided by Göteborg University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diabetes Empowerment Scale (SWE-DES-10) [ Time Frame: at inclusion, 7 months after inclusion, 10 months after inclusion, 14 months after inclusion ]
  • Well-Being Questionnaire (W-BQ12) [ Time Frame: at inclusion, 7 months after inclusion, 10 months after inclusion, 14 months after inclusion ]

Estimated Enrollment: 160
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Web-based support
The subjects will get access to a website where they can store blood glucose levels, read specialized information concerning pregnancy and early motherhood, and access a discussion forum for peer support.
Other: web-based support
No Intervention: Usual care


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • women with type 12 diabetes, included in early pregnancy (first trimester)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • women who are illiterate, or do not read and speak Swedish
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01565824

Contact: Marie Berg, Professor
Contact: Carina Sparud-Lundin, PhD, Ass Prof.

Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Health Care Sciences Recruiting
Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact: Marie Berg, Professor, PhD   
Contact: Carina Sparud-Lundin, PhD, Ass professor   
Principal Investigator: Marie Berg, PhD, Professor         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Göteborg University
Swedish Diabetes Association
Vastra Gotaland Region
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Göteborg University Identifier: NCT01565824     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MODIAB-web
Study First Received: March 27, 2012
Last Updated: April 19, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017