Ghaderpanah, N and Khalkhali, H.R and Vahabzadeh, D and Mohaddesi, H (2018) EVALUATION OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL IN OVERWEIGHT PREGNANT WOMEN. The J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac, 16 (9). pp. 686-693.

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Pregnancy is one of the most important lifecycles in women's lives, which is associated with pregnancy overweighting. The aim of this study was to evaluate the nutritional status and level of physical activity in pregnant women with overweight referred to Urmia health centers. Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 120 overweight pregnant women referred to six health centers in Urmia. Eligible subjects were included according to their socioeconomic status from three different strata and via random selections (20 pregnant women from each center). Therefore, written consent was obtained from each subject, individually. Demographic characteristics, anthropometric measures, nutritional status, and physical activity levels were recorded and evaluated via appropriate tools. Data were analyzed by SPSS-20 software. Results: The mean age of the sample population was 27.32 ± 3.74 years. The mean weight and BMI in this population were 69.29 ± 4.91 and 27.15 ± 1.36 respectively. The average daily energy intake level was 1974.95 ± 589.85 kcal/day. Meat (3.92 ± 2.02) and oil (3.34 ± 5.07) dietary group intakes were more than the daily recommended allowances. Also for the bread and cereals (4.59 ± 10.79) was the same trend, while the intakes from dairy (1.84 ± 1.86), fruit (2.71 ± 3.71) and vegetable groups (1.79±3.4) were found to be lower than the recommended daily allowance level. The average total physical activity was 1.14 ± 2.65 met / min. The average total daily activity was 36.7 ± 85.23 met/min. The highest level of weekly physical activity was allocated to home (56.10 ± 27.89) and light (21.04±47.71) activity types. The lowest amount was for exercise activity types (1.57 ± 3.2 met/day). Conclusion: The results from the current study showed that the most frequent type of done physical activity by women during pregnancy was light and home physical activity types. The consumption of milk, dairy products, and fruits plus vegetables were lower than the recommended allowances for the studied pregnant women. It seems that educational programs with focuses on the diversities in dietary intakes and physical activity levels in pregnant women will be cost-benefit programs

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nutritional Status, Physical Activity, Pregnancy, Overweight
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email gholipour.s@umsu.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 05:19
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 05:19
URI: http://eprints.umsu.ac.ir/id/eprint/5463

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