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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2012, Article ID 835464, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/835464
Research Article

Women's and Midwives' Perspectives on the Design of a Text Messaging Support for Maternal Obesity Services: An Exploratory Study

1Health and Social Care Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, 32 Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
2Department of Psychology, Sociology & Politics, Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield S10 2BP, UK
3Communication and Computing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Cantor Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NU, UK
4Maternal Obesity Clinic, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5LT, UK
5Sheffield Hallam University, Cantor Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NU, UK

Received 9 March 2012; Revised 21 May 2012; Accepted 27 May 2012

Academic Editor: Aron Weller

Copyright © 2012 H. Soltani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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