Physical Exercise Influence Among Overweight and Obese Pregnant Women

NCT ID: NCT01136291


Title
Physical Exercise Influence on Maternal, Perinatal Outcomes and Quality of Life Among Overweight and Obese Pregnant Women:
Purpose
Objective: To evaluate the association between physical exercise for obese or overweight women and the maternal, perinatal outcomes and perception of these women about their quality of life. Methods: A randomized controlled clinical trial with 78 pregnant women. Overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 26 kg / m²), gestational age between 14 and 24 weeks and from age 18 years were included. They will be divided into two random groups: one which will an exercise program under supervision and guidance received from home exercises (study group) and another that followed the standard routine prenatal care service (control group). Both groups will receive standardized nutritional counseling by the department of nutrition and dietetics and a questionnaire measuring quality of life WHOQOL-short at 14 - 24 weeks and at 36 weeks of pregnancy. The intervention results will be analyzed by intention to treat. A P value less than 0.05 will be used to determine statistical significance.
Details
Objective: To evaluate the association between physical exercise for obese or overweight women and the maternal, perinatal outcomes and perception of these women about their quality of life. Methods: A randomized controlled clinical trial with 78 pregnant women. Overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 26 kg / m²), gestational age between 14 and 24 weeks and from age 18 years were included. They will be divided into two random groups: one which will an exercise program under supervision and guidance received from home exercises (study group) and another that followed the standard routine prenatal care service (control group). Both groups will receive standardized nutritional counseling by the department of nutrition and dietetics and a questionnaire measuring quality of life WHOQOL-short at 14 - 24 weeks and at 36 weeks of pregnancy. The intervention results will be analyzed by intention to treat. A P value less than 0.05 will be used to determine statistical significance.
Conditions
Obesity, Overweight
Keywords
pregnancy, obesity, physical exercise, quality of life
Source
University of Campinas, Brazil
Sponsors
University of Campinas, Brazil
Status
Completed
Acronym
Last Updated
19 Mar 2011
URL
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Locations
Brazil