Factors Related to Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women

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Sureeporn Kritcharoen
Kanjanee Phon-In
Janpaphat Kruekaew Duenke
Mingkamon Uttasuradee


Objective: The objective of this descriptive research is to study physical activity during pregnancy and the relationship between age, pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), education level, number of pregnancies, and income and physical activity during pregnancy. The sample consist of 300 pregnant women in Songkhla and Phatthalung provinces. Methods: Data collection was carried out using a physical activity for pregnant women questionnaire. The questionnaire contains 4 domains of physical activity including household activity, transportation activity, occupational activity, and leisure-time/exercise activity. Physical activity was calculated by number of time multiple by number of days had each physical activity during the past 7 days. Pregnant women who had physical activity less than 2.5 hours/week were considered as insufficient physical activity. The content validity of the questionnaire was examined by 3 experts. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-Square Test. Results: The result showed that 20.70% of pregnant women had insufficient physical activity. Age, pre-pregnancy BMI, educational level, number of pregnancies were not significantly associated with physical activity of pregnant women. Conclusion: Pregnant women who have insufficient physical activities should have some support in order to have adequate physical activity.


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Kritcharoen, S. ., Phon-In, K. ., Kruekaew Duenke, J. ., & Uttasuradee, M. . (2021). Factors Related to Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women. Songklanagarind Journal of Nursing, 41(4), 50–59. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nur-psu/article/view/252525
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