Presentation Title

Quality of Life During Pregnancy: A Comparison of Active and Inactive Women

Presenter Information

John RechFollow

Advisor Information

Danae Dinkel

Location

MBSC 201

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

6-3-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

6-3-2020 12:00 PM

Abstract

Background: During pregnancy women experience unique physical and psychological changes like no other time in their lives putting pregnant women at risk for reduced quality of life. One known treatment to support mental and physical health is physical activity; however, there is little understanding regarding how physical activity influences quality of life during pregnancy. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between maternal physical activity and quality of life. Methods: Women (n=15) in their 2nd trimester of pregnancy wore an accelerometer for 7 days as well as completed physical activity and quality of life surveys. Mothers were categorized as either: 1) active - those who met the recommended guidelines (n=8) or 2) inactive - those who did not meet these guidelines (n=7). Quality of life comparisons were conducted between the two groups utilizing independent t-tests. Results: Inactive women were more likely to report accomplishing less than they would like to in a typical week (pConclusion:Inactive pregnant women appear to be at a greater risk for emotional problems related to their quality of life than their active counterparts. More research is needed to understand this relationship and to determine if there is a dose response related to these differences.

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Quality of Life During Pregnancy: A Comparison of Active and Inactive Women

MBSC 201

Background: During pregnancy women experience unique physical and psychological changes like no other time in their lives putting pregnant women at risk for reduced quality of life. One known treatment to support mental and physical health is physical activity; however, there is little understanding regarding how physical activity influences quality of life during pregnancy. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between maternal physical activity and quality of life. Methods: Women (n=15) in their 2nd trimester of pregnancy wore an accelerometer for 7 days as well as completed physical activity and quality of life surveys. Mothers were categorized as either: 1) active - those who met the recommended guidelines (n=8) or 2) inactive - those who did not meet these guidelines (n=7). Quality of life comparisons were conducted between the two groups utilizing independent t-tests. Results: Inactive women were more likely to report accomplishing less than they would like to in a typical week (pConclusion:Inactive pregnant women appear to be at a greater risk for emotional problems related to their quality of life than their active counterparts. More research is needed to understand this relationship and to determine if there is a dose response related to these differences.