Health-enhancing physical activity behaviour and related factors in postpartum women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus
Koh, Denise, Miller, Yvette D., Marshall, Alison L., Brown, Wendy J., & McIntyre, David (2009) Health-enhancing physical activity behaviour and related factors in postpartum women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
This is one of the first studies to explore known preventive behaviours for type 2 diabetes (T2DM) among women with recent gestational diabetes (GDM), and the first to do so in a representative population sample. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of health-enhancing physical activity (PA) and explore its association with psychosocial and sociodemographic factors, in postnatal women with recent GDM. Cross-sectional telephone surveys were conducted among Queensland women with a recent history (≥6 months and ≤3 years since diagnosis) of GDM (N = 331), which included measures on PA behaviour, social support and self-efficacy for regular PA. The prevalence of health-enhancing PA among women with recent GDM was 37.2%. In multivariate analysis, both social support (OR = 1.06, 95% CI 1.03–1.09) and self-efficacy (OR = 1.04, 95% CI 1.004–1.07) were significantly associated with health-enhancing PA. The findings from this study demonstrate the need for postnatal follow-up to increase PA levels in women with recent GDM as this may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in this at-risk population. Strategies that address social support and self-efficacy for PA may be effective in increasing health-enhancing PA among women with recent GDM.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Gestational diabetes, Motor activity, Women's health, Public health, Predictors of physical activity, Prevalence of physical activity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health and Community Services (111708)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Primary Health Care (111717)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||24 Apr 2009 12:58|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:51|
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