Cardiovascular risk after preeclampsia: The effect of communicating risk factors on intended healthy behavior

Anouk Bokslag, Willemieke Kroeze, Christianne J. M. de Groot, Pim W. Teunissen

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Objective: We studied the effect of communicating cardiovascular risk factors on intended healthy behavior in women with a history of preeclampsia or uncomplicated pregnancy. Methods: Intention for healthy behavior was assessed before and after cardiovascular risk assessment. Changes were calculated for women with and without cardiovascular risk factors. Results: In women with cardiovascular risk factors, the intention to quit smoking increased; whereas, intended healthy diet and sufficient exercise did not change. In participants without risk factors, none of the healthy behaviors changed. Conclusion: Communicating risk factors alone does not seem to be effective as an intervention to achieve lifestyle changes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-103
JournalHypertension in Pregnancy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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