Barriers and Facilitators to the Uptake of Healthy Eating Messages
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04009395|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 4, 2019
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2019
Obesity is on the increase and black Africans in the United Kingdom (UK) make up a significant part of this population (32%). Weight retention after pregnancy is considered as one of the leading causes of obesity. African women living in high-income countries have been found to experience more weight retention after pregnancy than Caucasian women.
Healthy eating guidelines have been provided in pregnancy in the UK (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and midwives have been placed to provide healthy eating advice in pregnancy, but some studies have identified that African migrants in the UK often eat and prepare food in a different way to the traditional British approach. It has also been observed that the recommended advice for pregnant women, for example, the Eat well plate and start4life are focused on traditional British foods and cooking patterns and do not include food that would be familiar to African migrants. This may impact on the meaningfulness of such guidance to African women. Therefore, this research aims to understand what prevents healthy eating or makes healthy eating easier for pregnant African migrant women in the UK. This would include understanding how healthy eating is interpreted, the cultural factors that are considered important in healthy eating, the current sources of nutrition information and midwives view on providing healthy eating advice to this population.
- Pregnant African migrant women (18 and above) attending ante-natal clinics in NHS hospital sites.
- Midwives who provide ante-natal advice to pregnant Africans Where Study sites will be hospitals covered by the Epsom and St Helier University trust, London North West University Healthcare National Health Service (NHS) trust and the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS trusts.
How: The study will involve one-on-one interviewing with pregnant women and midwives using hospital spaces provided by the hospital. Focus group discussions with midwives will be attempted depending on logistics. The interviews are expected to last about one hour to one and a half hours. Interview sessions will be audio-taped with the permission of the participants. Data collection is expected to last for 6 months.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Healthy Eating Pregnancy Related||Other: Pregnant Women qualitative interviewing Other: Midwives qualitative interviewing|
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Official Title:||Barriers and Facilitators to the Uptake of Healthy Eating Messages by Pregnant African Immigrants Living in the UK: Perspectives of Women and Midwives.|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||September 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2020|
One-on-one in-depth interviewing
Other: Pregnant Women qualitative interviewing
one-on-one in depth interviewing of pregnant African migrant women living in the UK on the barriers and facilitators to healthy eating in pregnancy.
One-on-one in-depth interviewing or focus group discussions
Other: Midwives qualitative interviewing
one-on-one interviewing/focus group discussions with midwives on their perspectives regarding the provision of healthy eating advice to pregnant African migrant women living in the UK.
- Number of pregnant women who consider healthy eating in pregnancy [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Open ended questions will be used to gain an in depth understanding of factors considered significant to healthy eating (sources of nutrition information, barriers and facilitators) in this population.
- Number of midwives who offer healthy eating advice [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Open ended questions will be used to gain an in depth understanding of the views of mid-wives to provision of healthy eating advice to pregnant African migrants.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04009395
|Contact: Aniebiet Ekong||01202968001 ext email@example.com|
|Contact: Suzy Wignall||01202961073 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Aniebiet Ekong||Bournemouth University|