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Examination of influence of social media education through mobile phones on the change in physical activity and sedentary behavior in pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial

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(2022) Examination of influence of social media education through mobile phones on the change in physical activity and sedentary behavior in pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial. Bmc Womens Health. p. 10.

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Abstract

Background Nowadays because of some necessities and demands for virtual and remote education, a new model of health approach through mobile-phones is widely used to deal with improving physical activity and its beneficial effect on pregnancy. There are a small number of studies for showing this importance and the efficacy of such methods, so this study was aimed to determine the influence of social networking through mobile phones on changing the physical activity behavior in pregnant women. Methods This randomized controlled trial was conducted with parallel groups on 90 pregnant women referring to Urmia health centers in 2018-2019. The participants from various social and economic backgrounds were included. The participants were randomly assigned to a control and a treatment group. Demographic and Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ) questionnaires were filled. In addition to routine cares, the treatment group received educational intervention through social network within 16 training sessions related to physical activity and nutrition in 8 weeks. Results The mean weight in both control and treatment groups changed significantly during the study, but in different trends (P < 0.001, Mean Difference (MD) = 4.43). At the beginning of the study, control and treatment groups were not different in terms of daily physical activity level (P = 0.17, MD = 0.62), meanwhile, there was a statistically significant difference at the end of intervention in the level of daily physical activity (P < 0.001, MD = 0.69). Comparison of both groups, based on different categories of activity level at the end of the treatment, showed a non-significant difference in sedentary activities (P = 0.89, MD = 0.46), but the intervention led to a significant difference based on the other level of activities; light (P < 0.001, MD = 51.94), moderate (P < 0.001, MD = 46.87), and sever (P = 0.05, MD = 1.07). Conclusion Educational intervention based on social networks through mobile phones had an effective role in behavior change in physical activity during pregnancy.

Item Type: Article
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Talebi, E.UNSPECIFIED
Mohaddesi, H.UNSPECIFIED
Vahabzadeh, D.UNSPECIFIED
Rasuli, J.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Social media education Mobile phone Physical activity Sedentary behavior Pregnant women Randomized controlled trial weight management intervention exercise beliefs gain Public, Environmental & Occupational Health Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Page Range: p. 10
Journal or Publication Title: Bmc Womens Health
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 22
Number: 1
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-022-01725-x
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3945

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