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Physical activity, depressed mood and pregnancy worries in European obese pregnant women: results from the DALI study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, July 2015
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Title
Physical activity, depressed mood and pregnancy worries in European obese pregnant women: results from the DALI study
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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12884-015-0595-z
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Linda de Wit, Judith G. M. Jelsma, Mireille N. M. van Poppel, Annick Bogaerts, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Jürgen Harreiter, Andre van Assche, Roland Devlieger, Dirk Timmerman, David Hill, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska, Agnieszka Zawiejska, Pablo Rebollo, Annunziata Lapolla, Maria G. Dalfrà, Stefano Del Prato, Alessandra Bertolotto, Fidelma Dunne, Dorte M. Jensen, Liselotte Andersen, Frank J. Snoek

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the association between mental health status (i.e. depressed mood and pregnancy-related worries) and objectively measured physical activity levels in obese pregnant women from seven European countries. Baseline data from the vitamin D and lifestyle intervention for the prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus (DALI) study were used. Time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behaviour was measured with accelerometers. Depressed mood was measured with the WHO well-being index (WHO-5) and pregnancy-related worries with the Cambridge Worry Scale (CWS). In addition, socio-demographic characteristics, lifestyle factors, and perceptions and attitude regarding weight management and physical activity were measured. Linear regression analyses were performed to assess the association of mental health status with MVPA and sedentary behaviour. A total of 98 obese pregnant women from Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain and the Netherlands were included. Women had a mean age of 31.6 ± 5.8 years, a pre-pregnancy BMI of 34.1 ± 4.3 kg/m(2), and were on average 15.4 ± 2.8 weeks pregnant. WHO-5 scores indicative of depressed mood (<50) were reported by 27.1 % of the women and most frequently endorsed pregnancy-related worries pertained to own and the baby's health. Women with good well-being spent 85 % more time in MVPA compared to women with a depressed mood (P = 0.03). No differences in MVPA levels were found for women with no, some, or many pregnancy worries. Depressed mood and pregnancy-related worries were not associated with sedentary behaviour. These findings suggest that in pregnant women who are obese, a depressed mood, but not pregnancy-related worries, may be associated with less physical activity. The combined risk of poor mental health and low physical activity levels makes women vulnerable for pregnancy complications. Whether a depressed mood may be a barrier for improving physical activity warrants further study.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
Unknown 203 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 21%
Student > Bachelor 27 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 12%
Researcher 21 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 8%
Other 42 20%
Unknown 32 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 51 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 18%
Sports and Recreations 17 8%
Social Sciences 16 8%
Psychology 15 7%
Other 26 13%
Unknown 44 21%

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#2,908,170
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Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#951
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#104,708
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#50
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