PA.37 Patient Satisfaction Survey of the Weight Management in Pregnancy Program

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Abstract

Background

18.5 % of childbearing age women are obese. Limiting weight gain in pregnancy is thought to reduce complications, but there is little evidence to guide practice. Many trials which aimed to implement a diet and exercise program have not shown benefit.

Objective

To evaluate the Weight Management In Pregnancy Program organised at West Sussex NHS Trust by surveying patient satisfaction. Our aim was to use this information for the improvement of the service, thus reducing obesity-related complications in pregnancy.

Design

Women with BMI > 30 referred to attend the Program at the time of 12-week booking scan were asked to complete a short survey. Data was collected between 1/12/2012 to 1/6/2013. Questions on the survey included frequency of attendance; reasons for regular attendance, attrition and non-attendance; overall satisfaction with the service and suggestions for improvements.

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