Home-based exercise improves fitness and exercise attitude and intention in women with GDM

Halse, Rhiannon E., Wallman, Karen E., Dimmock, James A., Newnham, John P., and Guelfi, Kym J. (2015) Home-based exercise improves fitness and exercise attitude and intention in women with GDM. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47 (8). pp. 1698-1704.

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of a home-based cycling program for women with a recent diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on aerobic fitness, weight gain, self-reported mobility, attitude, and intentions toward maternal exercise, and obstetric and neonatal outcomes.

Methods: Forty women (mean T SD, 28.8 T 0.9-wk gestation) were randomized to either a supervised, home-based exercise program, combining continuous steady-state and interval cycling at various intensities, in combination with unsupervised moderate intensity aerobic activity and conventional diabetic management (EX; n = 20) or to conventional management alone (CON; n = 20). The program began following diagnosis until week 34 of pregnancy (mean T SD duration of training, 6 T 1 wk).

Results: Mean compliance to the training program was 96%. Maternal aerobic fitness, and attitude and intentions toward exercise were improved in response to the home-based exercise intervention compared with CON (P G 0.05). No differences were observed between the groups with respect to maternal weight gain or obstetric and neonatal outcomes (P 9 0.05).

Conclusion: A home-based exercise program of 6 T 1 wk in duration commenced after diagnosis of GDM can improve aerobic fitness and attitude and intentions toward exercise, with no adverse effect on maternal and neonatal pregnancy outcomes.

Item ID: 61580
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1530-0315
Keywords: Health outcome, Pregnancy, Supervised exercise training, Weight gain, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2015 by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Funders: University of Western Australia, The Women and Infants Research Foundation, National Health and Medical Research Council
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2020 04:45
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920104 Diabetes @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 50%
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