Title

Context for Implementing a Gestational Weight Gain Program Nationally

Date

2018

Author(s)

Rachel G. Tabak, Cynthia D. Schwarz, Ebony Carter, and Debra Haire-Joshu

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Model(s)

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Description

Objectives: Use the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to describe the context in which a gestational weight gain (GWG) intervention, embedded within Parents as Teachers (PAT), will be implemented at PAT sites nationwide. Methods: Ten site leaders and six parent educators from ten PAT sites in eight states participated in semi-structured interviews and a survey. Audio-recordings and systematic notes were used in a deductive analysis. Scales were descriptively analyzed. Results: Surveys demonstrated positive perspectives of PAT+GWG. In interviews, participants described PAT+GWG filling a need for prenatal health education and confidence delivering this content, valued integration of PAT+GWG within the PAT curriculum, and recommended materials to meet their clients’ needs. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Interviews
  • Surveys or questionnaires

Status

Finished

For More Information

Tabak, R. G., Schwarz, C. D., Carter, E., & Haire-Joshu, D. (2018). Context for implementing a gestational weight gain program nationally. Health behavior and policy review5(5), 77-89. doi:10.14485/HBPR.5.5.8
Author Contact Information:
Rachel G. Tabak
rtabak@wustl.edu

Topics

  • Program Enhancements, Innovations, and Promising Approaches