Nursing Research

Skip Navigation LinksHome > July/August 2010 - Volume 59 - Issue 4 > Exploratory Analysis of Exercise Adherence Patterns With Sed...
Nursing Research:
doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e3181dbbd61
Methods

Exploratory Analysis of Exercise Adherence Patterns With Sedentary Pregnant Women

Yeo, SeonAe; Cisewski, Jessi; Lock, Eric F.; Marron, J.S.

Supplemental Author Material
Collapse Box

Abstract

Background: It is not well understood how sedentary women who wish to engage in regular exercise adhere to interventions during pregnancy and what factors may influence adherence over time.

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine longitudinal patterns of pregnant women's adherence to exercise.

Methods: Exploratory secondary data analyses were carried out with 124 previously sedentary pregnant women (ages 31 ± 5 years; 85% non-Hispanic White) from a randomized controlled trial. Daily exercise logs (n = 92) from 18 through 35 weeks of gestation were explored using linear regression, functional data, and principal component analyses.

Results: Adherence decreased as gestation week increased (p < .001). The top adherers maintained levels of adherence, and the bottom adherers decreased levels of adherence. And adherence pattern was influenced by types of exercise throughout the study period.

Discussion: Exercise behavior patterns were explored in a randomized controlled trial study, using chronometric data on exercise attendance. A new analytic approach revealed that sedentary pregnant women may adopt exercise habits differently from other populations.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Login

Article Tools

Share

Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.