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Table 3 Recruitment strategies applied across Europe

From: Is a motivational interviewing based lifestyle intervention for obese pregnant women across Europe implemented as planned? Process evaluation of the DALI study

Strategies: AUT BEL DNK- CO DNK- OD ESP GBR ITA IRL NLD POL
Referral based on BMI:
 Medical file (hospital) x x x x   x   x x x
 Early ultrasound x x    x x x    x
 General practitioner    x x      x  
 Obstetrician x x    x x x x x x
 Midwife   x x x x x x x x  
 Community midwife      x x    x  
 Other clinics (e.g. antenatal clinic, endocrinology department, private obstetrician) x     x   x x   x
In medical setting:
 Approached by research nurse waiting room x x    x x    x  
 Information on all research projects combined        x    
 TV advertisement in waiting room   x x        
 poster, leaflets advertisement x x x   x x x x x x
 Hospital website advertisement      x      
Outside medical setting:
 Advertisement in newspaper      x    x x  
 Advertisement in clothe shops          x  
 Advertisement in day-care          x  
 Radio         x   
 Pregnancy exhibition          x  
 QR codes    x        
 Website (local language)    x       x  
  1. Abbreviations: AUT Austria, BEL Belgium, DNK-CO Denmark Copenhagen, DNK-OD Denmark Odense, ITA Italy, IRL Ireland, NLD The Netherlands, ESP Spain, POL Poland, GBR United Kingdom, BMI body mass index