Document Type


First Faculty Advisor

Dr. Julie Volkman

Second Faculty Advisor

Dr. Alicia Lamere


gestional diabetes mellitus; health literacy; mental health; doctor-patient communication


Bryant University

Rights Management



Pregnancy is a critical period in a woman's life. Overall, little research has been done on pregnant women. Pregnant women are considered a special population with special needs. All pregnant women must receive proper care from their providers and be a part of the decision-making process. Additionally, health care providers must provide materials to patients in hopes to increase their health literacy. Increasing health care usage and health literacy is meant to increase patient-centered care. This study plans to use the All of Us data set. We are interested in the data from the survey component of the data set. Participants respond to questions on a variety of topics, such as lifestyle, demographics, and health care. The goal of this study is to determine how much of an impact doctor-patient communication, health literacy, and mental health have on women with gestational diabetes.