(I2) Supporting midwives implementation of weight management guidelines into routine practice: the GLOWING intervention and pilot cluster randomised controlled trial ➡ INVICTA SUITE

June 16, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm

Speaker: Dr Nicola Heslehurst, Senior Lecturer in Maternal Nutrition, Newcastle University, UK @NHeslehurst

Supporting maternal weight management during pregnancy is a public health priority. There are multiple short- and long-term risks for women and babies relating to obesity, gestational weight gain, and sub-optimal diet and physical activity. There is consistent evidence that interventions significantly improve maternal diet and physical activity behaviours, gestational and postnatal weight, and some pregnancy outcomes. UK weight management guidelines for pregnancy were initially published in 2010; however there are multiple complex barriers to implementation of these into routine practice. Low self-efficacy is a core barrier to midwives’ implementation of guidelines. The GLOWING intervention was developed using social cognitive theory (SCT) to address evidence-based barriers to practice with the aim of supporting midwives’ implementation of weight management guidelines. This talk will share details of the GLOWING intervention development and results of the pilot cluster RCT.