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The experience of gestational diabetes for indigenous Māori women living in rural New Zealand: Qualitative research informing the development of decolonising interventions

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posted by Research Admin on 11 December 2018


Jennifer Reid
Anneka Anderson
Donna Cormack
Papaarangi Reid
Matire Harwood

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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(478)

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Journal article (peer reviewed)

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Using a qualitative and Kaupapa Māori methodology, the authors examined gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among Māori women in a rural environment marked by high area-deprivation. Results include that “missed opportunities for health services to detect and manage diabetes had ongoing health consequences for the women and their offspring” and that having positive relationships with healthcare providers helped with GDM management.

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