Poster #18: Danielle Gambino – Motivations to Participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Among Overweight and Obese Women Planning Pregnancy

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Faculty mentor: Sara Simonsen

The purpose of this study is to describe motivations behind enrolling in the National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Change Program in a population of overweight or obese women planning a pregnancy within two years. This study found that the key motivations were energy, strength, and mobility, a personal mantra and quote, health, and/or family. Less common motivators included appearance and weight, fertility or future pregnancy, and healthy eating.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u0561142@utah.edu

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