An evaluation of MyAction, a community-based lifestyle and medical risk factor modification programme, in women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Infanti, Jennifer J.
Dunne, Fidelma P.
Glynn, Liam G.
McGuire, Brian E.
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Infanti J, Dunne F, O Dea A, Gillespie P, Gibson I, Glynn L, Noctor E, Newell J, McGuire B (2013) 'An evaluation of MyAction, a community-based lifestyle and medical risk factor modification programme, in women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'. Trials, 14 (121).
Universal screening using the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria has identified a prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) of 12.4% in women living in Ireland. Women with prior GDM are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. A number of risk factors linked to the development of type 2 diabetes are potentially modifiable through lifestyle and behaviour changes, and medical management. No previous Irish studies have adequately investigated the efficacy of lifestyle intervention programmes in reducing these risk factors in women with prior GDM. Through a two-group, parallel randomised controlled trial (RCT), this study aims to assess the clinical impact, cost-effectiveness and psychological experience of the Croí MyAction intensive lifestyle modification programme for women with prior GDM.