Elizabeth J. O’Sullivan
University College Dublin
Internal medicineObstetricsPsychologyRandomized controlled trialPhysical therapyPediatricsQualitative researchPsychological interventionBreast milkBreastfeedingPregnancyGestational diabetesBody mass indexWeight gainOverweightIrishIntervention (counseling)Lifestyle interventionGestationObesityFamily medicineMedicineEnvironmental health
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OBJECTIVES To describe the eating behaviour styles of Irish teens and to explore the relationships between demographic factors, BMI and dietary intake and these eating behaviour styles. DESIGN Cross-sectional data from the Irish National Teens' Food Survey (2005-2006). The Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire assessed three eating behaviour styles in teens: restrained, emotional and external eating. Data were stratified by sex and age groups. SETTING The Republic of Ireland. PARTICIPANTS Nationa...
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#1Genevieve BeckerH-Index: 8
#2Gillian Quinlan (University Hospital Limerick)
Last. Elizabeth J. O’SullivanH-Index: 10
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Background Breastfeeding rates in Ireland are among the lowest in the world; thus, it is important to understand what knowledge and skills exist and what are the education needs of dietitians. There has been no Irish research on dietitians' perception of their role in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding. Aims The aim of this study was to explore the breastfeeding-related education that dietitians participated in, their breastfeeding-related skills, knowledge and attitudes towards ...
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BackgroundBreastfeeding rates in Ireland are among the lowest in the world. Improving the prevalence of breastfeeding is an objective of the Irish Health Service Executive, with the recognition tha...
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#1Kate Ainscough (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 4
#2Maria A. Kennelly (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 7
Last. Fionnuala M. McAuliffe (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 57
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Background Nutrient intakes are known to be poorer among pregnant women with raised body mass index (BMI) than those with a healthy BMI. While meal patterns have the potential to influence obstetric, metabolic and anthropometric measures for mother and infant, limited data exists regarding meal patterns among pregnant women with raised BMI.
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#1Kate Ainscough (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 4
#2Eileen C O'Brien (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
Last. Fionnuala M. McAuliffe (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 57
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Background: Diet quality and physical activity positively impact pregnancy outcomes among women with obesity, but successful lifestyle interventions require intense clinician time. We aimed to investigate the impact of a behavioural-lifestyle intervention (PEARS) supported by a smartphone app among pregnant women with overweight and obesity, on nutrient intake, behavioural stage-of-change and physical activity. Methods: Pregnant women (BMI 25-39.9kg/m2, measured, n=565) were randomised at 15.6 w...
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#1Elizabeth J. O’Sullivan (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 10
#2Slawa Rokicki (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 9
Last. Fionnuala M. McAuliffe (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 57
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To assess the cost-effectiveness of a mobile health-supported lifestyle intervention compared with usual care. We conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis from the perspective of the publicly-funded health care system. We estimated costs associated with the intervention and health care utilisation from first antenatal care appointment through delivery. We used bootstrap methods to quantify the uncertainty around cost‐effectiveness estimates. Health outcomes assessed in this analysis were gestatio...
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Last. John KearneyH-Index: 37
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The aim of this study was to determine the types of eating behaviours most common among Irish teenagers and to explore their association with age, sex and Body Mass Index (BMI). Eating behaviour data from the National Teenage Food Consumption Survey (NTFS1 2005/06 n = 441, m/f 224/217) were analysed. The Dutch Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (DEBQ) contains 33 items, which make up 3 scales: Restraint (DEBQ-Res, 10 items), Emotional (DEBQ-Em, 13 items), External (DEBQ-Ex, 10 items). All items are ...
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Last. Fionnuala M. McAuliffeH-Index: 57
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#1Elizabeth J. O’Sullivan (Cornell University)H-Index: 10
#2Sheela R. Geraghty (University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center)H-Index: 2
Last. Kathleen M. Rasmussen (Cornell University)H-Index: 56
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Abstract Background: Most mothers in the United States express their milk, which is then bottle fed to their infants. The National Immunization Survey (NIS), used to report national breastfeeding p...
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#1Elizabeth J. O’Sullivan (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 10
#2Goiuri Alberdi (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 8
Last. Fionnuala M. McAuliffe (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 57
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Background Breastfeeding rates in Ireland are among the lowest worldwide. A feasibility study of a breastfeeding-support intervention explored maternal characteristics associated with antenatal breastfeeding self-efficacy and with infant-feeding mode at 6 weeks postpartum among women giving birth in Ireland.
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