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Maternal obesity support services: a qualitative study of the perspectives of women and midwives

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, October 2011
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Title
Maternal obesity support services: a qualitative study of the perspectives of women and midwives
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, October 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2393-11-69
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Authors

Penny J Furness, Kerry McSeveny, Madelynne A Arden, Carolyn Garland, Andy M Dearden, Hora Soltani

Abstract

Twenty percent of pregnant women in the UK are obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2), reflecting the growing public health challenge of obesity in the 21st century. Obesity increases the risk of adverse outcomes during pregnancy and birth and has significant cost implications for maternity services. Gestational weight management strategies are a high priority; however the evidence for effective, feasible and acceptable weight control interventions is limited and inconclusive. This qualitative study explored the experiences and perceptions of pregnant women and midwives regarding existing support for weight management in pregnancy and their ideas for service development.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
United States 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 229 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 45 19%
Student > Master 43 18%
Student > Bachelor 33 14%
Researcher 23 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 6%
Other 38 16%
Unknown 38 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 60 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 53 23%
Social Sciences 26 11%
Psychology 22 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 3%
Other 24 10%
Unknown 42 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 October 2011.
All research outputs
#6,725,012
of 12,409,489 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#1,425
of 2,264 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,883
of 96,469 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#5
of 6 outputs
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