Pro-Change’s Healthy Pregnancy: Step-by-Step program assists pregnant women in effectively managing stress, quitting smoking and staying quit, and eating more fruits and vegetables.
With two phases of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pro-Change developed a multiple behavior computer tailored intervention (CTI) offering individualized guidance based on stage of readiness for smoking cessation and maintenance, stress management, and healthy eating. A color-printed feedback report serves as adjuncts to the CTI. With this project, Pro-Change has expanded its core web application capabilities by including extensive interactivity within the tailored feedback screens of the CTI, adding multiple languages, and optimizing the entire intervention for iPad delivery. The program is available in English and Spanish. Acceptability and feasibility results have been published. The program was tested in a randomized controlled trial at community health centers in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.