30 September 2015

Efficacy of a nutrition and lifestyle digital intervention in women planning a pregnancy

Start at the Beginning  – a pilot randomised control trial conducted in primary care.

The purpose of this pilot trial was to determine the feasibility and efficacy of a nutrition and lifestyle digital intervention in improving preconception health in women planning a pregnancy who are attending Health Visiting services in east London.

The report outlines the nine month set up phase (Jan 2014 – September 2014), the recruitment phase (October 2014 –June 2015), interview phase (June 2015-July 2015) and the analysis phase, ongoing.

Read the report here.

UCLPartners worked with the UCL Institute for Women’s Health and partners in east London to conduct the study. the pilot sites were: Bart’s Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and North East London NHS Foundation Trust. The study was funded by Health Education England and supported by the Department of Health.