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Table 2 Overview of articles focusing on treatment (n = 15) (alphabetic order)

From: From screening to postpartum follow-up – the determinants and barriers for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) services, a systematic review

Article Country Study design Study population Focus
Bandyopadhyay et al. (2011) [29] Australia Qualitative. Semi-structured interviews. 17 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Collier et al. (2011) [39] USA Qualitative. Focus group discussions. 4 focus group discussion with women with GDM Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Doran & Davis (2010) [30] Tonga Qualitative. Semi-structured interviews 11 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by health care providers
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Evans & O’Brien (2005) [31] Canada Qualitative. Interviews 12 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Hirst et al. (2012) [38] Vietnam Qualitative. Focus group discussions 4 focus group discussions with women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Hjelm et al. (2007) [36] Sweden Qualitative. Semi-structured interviews 27 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Hjelm et al. (2008) [37] Sweden Qualitative. Semi-structured interviews 23 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Landon et al. (1990) [16] USA Cross-sectional mail survey 471 obstetricians and maternal-fetal specialists Characteristics of health care providers
Lawson & Rajaram (1994) [32] USA Qualitative. Interviews 17 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Marrero et al. (1992) [17] USA Mail survey 668 family practice physicians and obstetricians/gynaecologists Characteristics of health care providers
Mersereau et al. (2011) [40] USA Qualitative. Focus group discussions 6 focus groups with health care providers Barriers mentioned by health care providers
Neufeld (2011) [33] Canada Qualitative. Semi-structured interviews 29 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Persily (1996) [35] USA Convenience sample of women with GDM followed from diagnosis through delivery 29 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Persson et al. (2010) [34] Sweden Qualitative. Interviews 10 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Ruggiero et al. (1990) [28] USA Cross-sectional survey 98 women with GDM Role of psychosocial factors