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Measuring physical activity during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16157944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Few studies exist that identify a useful self-report measure of physical activity for pregnant women. The purpose of this study was to compare the self-report exercise diary with the pedometer and determine if self-report measurement provided useful physical activity measures during pregnancy. The pregnant women's sleep, parity, and related demographic factors were further analyzed for relationships to the physical activity measures. Physical activity was assessed in a sample of 94 pregnant midwestern U.S. women ages 18 to 38 years. The women wore a pedometer during all waking hours for 3 consecutive days at 14 and 28 weeks of pregnancy for a total of 6 days. During the same 6 days of monitoring, the women kept a diary account of the minutes they exercised per day. The pedometer and self-report exercise diary results correlated significantly (r = 49, p = .02). When examining for usefulness in measuring physical activity, a comparison of the women's occupational categories revealed no significant differences in self-reported minutes of exercise or pedometer counts per day.
Glenda Lindseth; Patty Vari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Western journal of nursing research     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0193-9459     ISO Abbreviation:  West J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-13     Completed Date:  2005-11-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905435     Medline TA:  West J Nurs Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  722-34     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
University of North Dakota, College of Nursing, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Data Collection / methods*
Exercise* / physiology
Leisure Activities
Medical Records / standards*
Midwestern United States
Monitoring, Ambulatory / instrumentation,  methods*
Nursing Assessment / methods,  standards
Nursing Evaluation Research
Oscillometry / instrumentation,  methods*
Pregnant Women*
Prospective Studies
Time and Motion Studies
Grant Support

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