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Motivations to Participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Among Overweight and Obese Women Planning Pregnancy

Semester: Fall 2021

Presentation description

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.

Presenter Name: Danielle Gambino
Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: Virtual
Presentation #18
College: Nursing
Research Mentor: Sara Simonsen


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