The main aim of this thesis is to investigate the benefits, barriers and effectiveness of the Smarter Pregnancy mHealth program regarding the adoption of healthy periconception nutrition and lifestyle and its impact on early reproductive and pregnancy outcome. The ultimate goal of this thesis is that the new knowledge as described will further substantiate the awareness of patients and health care professionals regarding the importance of healthy periconception nutrition and lifestyle. Moreover, the opportunities provided by evidence-based personalized mHealth programs to empower target groups will probably stimulate the accessibility and implementation of periconception care. Because periconception care is a form of preventive medicine in the earliest phase of life, it should be considered as the best investment in health of current and future generations.

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Keywords mHealth, nutrition, preventive medicin, periconception, dohad
Promotor R.P.M. Steegers-Theunissen (RĂ©gine) , M.P.H. Koster (Maria)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-028-1262-6
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/112854
Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Citation
van Dijk, M.R. (2018, November 28). mHealth : An innovative approach in periconception care. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/112854