Study protocol: differential effects of diet and physical activity based interventions in pregnancy on maternal and fetal outcomes--individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis and health economic evaluation
Ruifrok, Anneloes E × Rogozinska, Ewelina van Poppel, Mireille N M Rayanagoudar, Girish Kerry, Sally de Groot, Christianne J M Yeo, SeonAe Molyneaux, Emma McAuliffe, Fionnuala M Poston, Lucilla Roberts, Tracy Riley, Richard D Coomarasamy, Arri Khan, Khalid Mol, Ben Willem Thangaratinam, Shakila i-WIP (International Weight Management in Pregnancy) Collaborative Group Devlieger, Roland #
BioMed Central Ltd.
Systematic Reviews vol:3 pages:131
Pregnant women who gain excess weight are at risk of complications during pregnancy and in the long term. Interventions based on diet and physical activity minimise gestational weight gain with varied effect on clinical outcomes. The effect of interventions on varied groups of women based on body mass index, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, parity, and underlying medical conditions is not clear. Our individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis of randomised trials will assess the differential effect of diet- and physical activity-based interventions on maternal weight gain and pregnancy outcomes in clinically relevant subgroups of women.