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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 2018-12-11 10:56:36.833

Authors

Jennifer Reid
Anneka Anderson
Donna Cormack
Papaarangi Reid
Matire Harwood

Year of Publication

2018

Source

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(478)

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status

Completed

Abstract

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.

Type of Study

Qualitative

How to Access

This is an open access article and can be read in free full text at: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-2103-8