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Physical activity during pregnancy in normal-weight and obese women: Compliance using pedometer assessment.
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PMID:  22663312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The objectives of this prospective study were to compare physical activity in 70 normal-weight women with a body mass index (BMI) 20-25 kg/m(2), and 70 obese with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2), before and during pregnancy, and to compare compliance using the pedometer. Physical activity before pregnancy was assessed by questionnaires and during pregnancy by a pedometer worn on 7 consecutive days every 4th week. Obese women were less physically active than normal-weight women both before (p < 0.05) and during pregnancy (p < 0.0012). Both the compliance and the physical activity gradually declined during gestation. The change in physical activity could be described by a significant interaction between BMI group, gestational age (p < 0.007) and the day of the week (p < 0.001) when using ANOVA and interaction analysis. Maternal weight gain was larger in the normal-weight than in the obese women, but lower in the non-compliant obese women compared with the compliant (p < 0.05).
K Renault; K Nørgaard; N J Secher; K R Andreasen; B Baldur-Felskov; L Nilas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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