Essay on A Healthy Diet And Exercise Intervention Program
A healthy diet and good physical activity has proven to decrease the incidence of diabetes. The question is whether a healthy diet and good physical activity plan is feasible for culturally diverse pregnant women and if implemented in early pregnancy can bring down the rate of GDM occurrence in gravid women. In addition, there is only limited knowledge on what kind of diet and exercise regimen should be devised to cater the individualized needs of pregnant women from different culture, thereby reducing the prevalence of GDM.
The purpose of the proposed research is to answer the following questions.
1. To what degree is the likelihood of pregnant women adopting a healthy diet and exercise intervention program?
2. What are the barriers of adopting a healthy diet and exercise intervention program among pregnant women?
3. What is the feasibility of a healthy diet and exercise intervention program among pregnant women?
4. What types of cues of action encourages pregnant women in adopting a healthy diet and exercise intervention program?
How will the sample be selected?
A sample of 100 non diabetic pregnant women will be recruited from 5 OB/GYN clinics of Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in San Jose, California. Each clinic has 5 doctors and 1 nurse practitioner (NP). Inclusion criteria Inclusion criteria is women 18 years of age or older; 8- 12 weeks of gestation; diverse high risk ethnicity (mainly Asian, Hispanic and African…