PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE PARTICIPATION DURATION OF ANTENATAL MOTHERS

  • MOSES M.O Department of Sports and Exercise Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • DONKOH S. Department of Sports and Exercise Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • UMAR M Department of Sports and Exercise Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • FALOLA K.O Federal Science and Technical College, Ijebu-Imusin, Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords: PAE, Duration, Antenatal mothers, Attending OPD, 12-32 weeks of gestation

Abstract

This study assessed the duration of physical activities and exercises (PAE) participation of women attending five antenatal care services in Ghana. Descriptive survey method was used. Six hundred mothers, between 12-32 weeks of gestation, able to speak and read Twi, Hausa, English luaguages and without record of major medical or obstetric complications were recruited using convenience sampling technique. A structured and validated questionnaire designed to elicit self-reported reponse on the time spent during PAE per day was used.

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Published
2015-06-30
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Original Article