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Does regular exercise during pregnancy influence lumbopelvic pain? A randomized controlled trial.
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PMID:  22364387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective. To study lumbopelvic pain in women randomized to a regular exercise program during pregnancy compared to women receiving standard antenatal care. Design. A two-armed, two center randomized controlled trial. Setting. St. Olavs Hospital Trondheim University Hospital and Stavanger University Hospital. Population. A total of 855 pregnant women were randomized to intervention or control groups. Methods. The intervention was a 12-week exercise program, including aerobic and strengthening exercises, conducted between 20 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. One weekly group session was led by physiotherapists and home exercises were encouraged twice a week. Controls received standard antenatal care. Main Outcome Measures. Self-reports of lumbopelvic pain and sick leave due to lumbopelvic pain. The data were analyzed according to the "intention-to-treat" principle. Results. There were no significant differences between groups of women reporting lumbopelvic pain at 36 weeks (74% vs 75%, p= 0.76). The proportion of women on sick leave due to lumbopelvic pain was lower in the intervention group (22% vs 31%, p= 0.01). Conclusion. Exercise during pregnancy does not influence the prevalence of lumbopelvic pain, but women offered a regular exercise course seem to handle the disorder better.
Signe N Stafne; Kjell Å Salvesen; Pål R Romundstad; Britt Stuge; Siv Mørkved
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica© 2012 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, Clinical Services, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, Norway, National Center for Fetal Medicine, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Norway, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's and Women's Health, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway Department of Orthopaedics, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
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