The development of an IT-based intervention to support a healthy postpartum lifestyle through behavioral change

Pernille Kjærgaard Christiansen, Mette Juel Rothmann, Mette Maria Skjøth, Trine Kjær, Christina Anne Vinter, Line Elberg Lorenzen, Eva Draborg

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Abstract

Background: Pregnancy and the postpartum period are difficult times with increased risks of weight gain and weight retention. This study aims to provide new insights into developing and designing information an communication technology interventions to support a healthy postpartum lifestyle through behavioral changes.Methods: A participatory design approach, combined with the behavior change wheel, was applied. The intervention was based on outcomes from co-creation with postpartum parents, healthcare professionals, IT consultants, and researchers.Results: An intervention was developed that reflects users’ requests and needs to support a healthy postpartum lifestyle through behavioral change. The intervention includes podcasts, video exercises, weight tracking, and weekly push notifications.Conclusion: Developing an intervention to support a healthy postpartum lifestyle is feasible using both a participatory design and the behavior change wheel.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftHealth Informatics Journal
ISSN1460-4582
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 6 feb. 2023

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