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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2013;17(1):1-14.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2013.17.1.1    Published online January 31, 2013.
Development and Evaluation of an Integrated Self-Management Program for Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
김희숙
연세대학교
임신성 당뇨병 임부를 위한 통합 자가관리 프로그램 개발과 운영평가
김희숙
연세대학교
Abstract
Objectives
The purpose of the study was to develop and evaluate an integrated self-management program which could cover expected weakness from separately controlled obstetrics and internal medicine departments in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.
Methods
The integrated self-management program was developed to synthesize contents and methods in the management of glycemic control and pregnancy management approach.
Results
The program was conducted 3 out of 5 times for 1 hour small group meeting and 2 out of 5 times by telephone-counseling. The integrated self-management program was verified by an expert panel. The integrated self-management program for GDM women showed positive outcomes in satisfaction and understanding of content, program process, and utility.
Conclusion
These findings suggest that an integrated self-management program for GDM women has positive effects. Further studies are needed to identify the effects of an integrated selfmanagement program on glycemic control, maternal role, and pregnancy outcomes.
Key Words: gestational diabetes, self-management


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