MODIAB-web

MODIAB-web

 

Person-centered web-support to improve self- management in women with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy and early motherhood

Based on findings in the MODIAB research program, including a survey on Internet use, needs and expectations of web-based support in childbearing women with type 1 diabetes [1], a website has been developed using participatory design, including users, professionals, researchers and web designers [2]. Evidence-based information has been produced [3], and a prototype of a web support has been developed and tested by women with type 1 diabetes [4]. The developed web-based support has been implemented in an on-going multicentre randomized controlled trial in which women with type 1 diabetes in early pregnancy are randomised to either usual care or web-based support in addition to usual care (ClinicalTrial.gov Identifier: NCT01565824) and followed during pregnancy and early motherhood (first six months of infancy). The hypothesis is that complementary web-based support including evidence-based information, a self-care diary and communication with peers will improve wellbeing and diabetes management. The study involves six centers (hospitals) in Sweden.

Publications

  1. Sparud-Lundin, C. Ranerup, A & Berg, M. Internet use, needs and expectations of web-based information and communication in childbearing women with type 1 diabetes. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2011, 11:49.
  2. Berg, M. Adolfsson, A. Ranerup, A & Sparud-Lundin, C. The process of developing person-centered web support to women with type 1 diabetes in pregnancy and early motherhood. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 2013, in press.
  3. Linden, K. Berg, M & Sparud-Lundin, C. Web-based information for pregnant women and new mothers with type 1 diabetes- a description of the development process. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2012, 11:49.
  4. Adolfsson, A & Jansson, M. Prototype for Internet support of pregnant women and mothers with type 1 diabetes: focus group testing. Psychology Research and Behavior Management. 2012;5:97-103.

 

Research group

Scientific leader: Marie Berg, Professor (and nurse-midwife), Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg.

Other members:

Carina Sparud Lundin, Associate Professor (and pediatric nurse), Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg;

Annsofie Adolfsson, Associate Professor (and nurse-midwife), School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University;

Agneta Ranerup, Associate Professor, Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg;

Ulla-Britt Wennerholm, Associate professor (and obstetrician), Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Gothenburg;

P-G Larsson, Professor, (and gynecologist), School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University;

Karolina Lindén, PhD Student (and nurse-midwife) , Institute of Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg