Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding Weight Gain During Pregnancy Among Hispanic Women

@article{Tovar2009KnowledgeAA,
  title={Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Regarding Weight Gain During Pregnancy Among Hispanic Women},
  author={A. Mart{\'i}nez Tovar and Lisa Chasan-Taber and Odilia I. Bermudez and Raymond R. Hyatt and Aviva Must},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={938-949}
}
Pregnancy weight gain may be a risk factor for the development of obesity highlighting the importance of identifying psychosocial risk factors for pregnancy weight gain. The goal of this qualitative pilot study was to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding weight gain during pregnancy among predominantly Puerto Rican women, a group with higher rates of obesity as compared to non-Hispanic white women. We conducted four focus groups stratified by level of acculturation and BMI. Women… CONTINUE READING
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