Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women in Songkhla Province

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Sureeporn Kritcharoen
Kanjanee Phon-In
Janpaphat Kruekaew Duenke
Mingkamon Uttasuradee

Abstract

Objective: This descriptive research aimed to study physical activity among pregnant women in Songkhla
Province. The sample group consisted of 150 pregnant women. Methods: Data collection was carried out between May-July 2019 using a physical activity for pregnant women questionnaire. The questionnaire contained 4 aspects, asking about household activity, transportation activity, occupational activity, and leisure-time/exercise activity. The score of physical activity was multiplied by number of days that had physical activities. The unit of the score is hours/weeks, which pregnant women who had physical activity below 2.50 hours/weeks considered to has insufficient physical activity. The content validity of the questionnaire was examined by 3 experts. The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics. Results: The results found that the pregnant women had a highest score at 49 hours per week in household activity and 22% of pregnant woman had insufficient physical activity. Additionally, 98.67%, 88%, and 84.67% of pregnant women tended to have insufficient physical activity in transportation activity, occupational activity, and leisure-time/exercise activity respectively. Conclusion: The pregnant women still has insufficient physical activity, which required some support in order to have enough physical activity throughout the pregnancy period.

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Kritcharoen, S., Phon-In, K., Kruekaew Duenke, J., & Uttasuradee, M. (2021). Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women in Songkhla Province. Songklanagarind Journal of Nursing, 41(3), 50-59. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nur-psu/article/view/252088
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