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16 results for "Pregnancy"

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors in Postpartum Latinas: Madres para la Salud

  • Published on February, 2013

Purpose To describe the physical activity (PA) and sedentarybehaviors of postpartum Latinas who are overweight or obese prior to initiating Madres para la Salud, a social-support mediated walking intervention to promote postpartum weight loss. Methods 139 postpartum (13.6+/- 7.7 weeks since childbirth) women (age = 28.3 +/- 5.6 years and BMI = 29.7 +/- 3.5 kg[middle dot]...

Validation of the Kaiser Physical Activity Survey in Pregnant Women

  • Published on 01/2006

Purpose Participation in physical activity during pregnancy may reduce the risk of maternal and fetal disorders. However, few studies have validated physical activity questionnaires for use during pregnancy, a time characterized by different patterns of activity than non-pregnancy. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the validity and ...

The Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study

  • Published on 07/2002

Objective The objective of the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study is to clarify unanswered questions on associations of maternal glycemia, less severe than overt diabetes mellitus, with risks of adverse pregnancy outcome. This report describes the background and design of the HAPO Study. Methods HAPO is a 5-year ...

Physical Activity and Magnetic Field Exposure in Pregnancy

  • Published on 03/2006

Background Peak magnetic field exposure was associated with increased risk of miscarriage in 2 recent studies. Reduced physical activity levels in healthy pregnancies may affect measured exposure and thus bias results. Methods We recruited 100 pregnant women to wear an Actigraph accelerometer and EMDEX magnetic field monitor for a 7-day period. We ...

Physical Activity During Pregnancy Measured with the MTI Actigraph

  • Published on 05/2003

Purpose To assess PA levels across trimesters of pregnancy using the actigraph. Methods 37 women (mean age = 29.9±7.5y) (trimester 1 (T1) n = 11. trimester 2 (T2) n = 14, trimester 3 (T3) n = 12) wore the MTI Actigraph for seven consecutive days. Time spent in moderate and vigorous activity (counts 1952) was classified by Freedson cut points. PA levels ...

Development and Validation of a Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire

  • Published on 10/2004

Purpose The effect of physical activity during pregnancy on maternal and fetal health remains controversial and studies have yet to identify the optimal dose of physical activity associated with favorable pregnancy outcomes. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a pregnancy physical activity questionnaire (PPAQ). Methods To ...