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Table 3 Overview of articles focusing on postpartum follow-up (n = 36) (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
Almario et al. (2008) [41] USA Review of data from Laboratory Corporation of America and Quest Diagnostics 90 women with GDM Characteristics of health care setting
Characteristics of services/treatment received
Characteristics of women with GDM
Baker et al. (2009) [48] USA Mail survey 399 health care providers Characteristics of health care providers
Barriers mentioned by health care providers
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
Beischer et al. (1997) [47] Australia Cohort study using data from GDM follow-up programme 2,939 women with GDM Characteristics of health care setting
Characteristics of services/treatment received
     Characteristics of women with GDM
Bennett et al. (2011) [61] USA Qualitative. Semi-structured interviews. 22 women with GDM Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Blatt et al. (2011) [23] USA Review of data from Quest Diagnostics 40,955 women with GDM Characteristics of women with GDM
Clark et al. (2009) [55] Canada Randomized controlled trial 223 women with GDM Characteristics of services/treatment received
Dietz et al. (2008) [46] USA Kaiser Permanente Northwest data 461 women with GDM for first part of the study and 356 for second part. Characteristics of health care setting
Characteristics of services/treatment received
Characteristics of women with GDM
Ferrara et al. (2009) [58] USA Review of medical records 14,448 women with GDM Characteristics of women with GDM
Characteristics of services/treatment received
Gabbe et al. (2004) [49] USA Mail survey 569 obstetricians/gynaecologists Characteristics of health care providers
Graco et al. (2009) [70] Australia Qualitative. Interviews 10 women with GDM Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Hoedjes et al. (2012) [62] The Netherlands Qualitative. Focus group discussions 5 women with GDM Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Hunt & Conway (2008) [59] USA Prospective cohort study 707 women with GDM Characteristics of women with GDM
Characteristics of services/treatment received
Kaufmann et al. (1999) [53] USA Cross-sectional survey 66 women with GDM Characteristics of health care providers
Characteristics of women with GDM
Keely et al. (2010) [50] Canada Fax and telephone survey 173 primary care providers and 140 women with GDM Barriers mentioned by health care providers
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Kim et al. (2008) [67] USA Cross-sectional survey 228 women with GDM Role of psychosocial factors
Kim et al. (2007) [57] USA Cross-sectional survey 217 women with GDM Experience of risk of future diabetes
Kim et al. (2007a) [65] USA Cross-sectional survey 228 women with GDM Characteristics of services/treatment received
Kim et al. (2006) [42] USA Review of hospital medical records 533 women with GDM Characteristics of women with GDM
Characteristics of health care providers
Characteristics of services/treatment received
Koh et al. (2010) [68] Australia Cross-sectional telephone survey 331 women with GDM Characteristics of women with GDM
Role of psychosocial factors
Kwong et al. (2009) [60] Canada Retrospective cohort study 909 women with GDM Characteristics of women with GDM
Characteristics of services/treatment received
Lawrence et al. (2010) [43] USA Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Care Program data 11,825 women with GDM Characteristics of services/treatment received
Characteristics of women with GDM
Morrison et al. (2009) [49] Australia Cross-sectional mail survey 1,372 women with GDM Characteristics of health care providers
Characteristics of women with GDM
Characteristics of services/treatment received
Neufeld (2011) [33] Canada Qualitative. Semi-structured interviews 29 women with GDM Experiences of living with GDM
Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Nicklas et al. (2011) [71] USA Qualitative. Interviews and focus group discussions 3 focus group discussions with women with GDM, and interviews with 15 women with GDM Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Razee et al. (2010) [72] Australia Qualitative. Semi-structured interviews. 57 women with GDM Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Russell et al. (2006) [54] USA Retrospective cohort study 344 women with GDM Characteristics of health care setting
Characteristics of women with GDM
Shah et al. (2011) [51] Canada Population-level health care database 47,691 women with GDM Characteristics of health care providers
Shea et al. (2011) [56] Canada Hospital laboratory and provincial physician service claims databases 262 women with GDM Characteristics of services/treatment received
Characteristics of women with GDM
Smirnakis et al. (2005) [45] USA Review of medical records 197 women with GDM Characteristics of health care providers
     Characteristics of women with GDM
Smith et al. (2005) [64] Australia Telephone survey 226 women with GDM Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Role of psychosocial factors
Stage et al. (2004) [66] Denmark Mail survey 121 women with GDM Experience of risk of future diabetes
Stuebe et al. (2010) [52] USA Survey 207 primary care providers and obstetrics & gynaecology care providers Characteristics of health care providers
Barriers mentioned by health care providers
Swan et al. (2007) [69] Australia Mail survey 53 women with GDM Characteristics of women with GDM
Symons Downs & Ulbrecht (2006) [73] USA Mail survey 28 women with GDM Barriers mentioned by women with GDM
Zehle et al. (2008) [63] Australia Telephone survey 226 women with GDM Role of psychosocial factors
     Characteristics of women with GDM