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Perspectives of Latina and non-Latina white women on barriers and facilitators to exercise in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20013518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Exercise during pregnancy has been associated with reduced risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, however, twice as many women are sedentary during pregnancy as compared to when they are not pregnant. We conducted 3 focus groups among 20 pregnant Latina and non-Latina white women to identify barriers and facilitators to exercise in pregnancy to inform a gestational diabetes mellitus intervention study. Quantitative analyses of demographic data, and qualitative analyses of focus groups were conducted. Women identified physical limitations and restrictions, lack of resources, energy, and time as powerful exercise barriers. Social support, access to resources, information, proper diet, scheduling, and the weather were identified as powerful facilitators. Intervention programs designed for pregnant women should facilitate social support, provide information and resources, as well as promote short-term and long-term benefits.
Authors:
David X Marquez; Eduardo E Bustamante; Beth C Bock; Glenn Markenson; Alison Tovar; Lisa Chasan-Taber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women & health     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1541-0331     ISO Abbreviation:  Women Health     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-17     Completed Date:  2010-03-09     Revised Date:  2013-05-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7608076     Medline TA:  Women Health     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA. marquezd@uic.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Diabetes, Gestational / prevention & control
Diet
European Continental Ancestry Group
Exercise*
Female
Focus Groups
Health Behavior*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion
Hispanic Americans
Humans
Physical Fitness*
Pregnancy*
Social Support
Time Factors
Weather
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1R01DK064902/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; 3R01DK064902-02S1/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; R01 DK064902-05/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS; R01DK074876/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS
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