The effect of education based on self-efficacy strategies in changing postpartum physical activity

abdollahi, monireh and Peyman, Nooshin (2016) The effect of education based on self-efficacy strategies in changing postpartum physical activity. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 59 (5). pp. 328-336.

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Abstract Introduction: Postpartum women for low rates of physical activity are at risk for increase weight and obesity. The aim of this study was to examine self-efficacy as a moderator on changes in postpartum physical activity. Methods: This study was a randomized controlled trial conducted on 80 postpartum (intervention (n=40) and control (n=40) groups) referred to health centers in Mashhad, Iran which were randomly selected by multistage cluster. The data collection instruments were the standard Exercise self-efficacy Scale (ESS) and International physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ). The educational intervention was designed based on self-efficacy strategies� and was performed in two educational sessions lasting 80 minutes and practical sessions. Before and Two months after the intervention, questionnaires were repeated again. Data were analyzed and compared in SPSS 16 software by Independent Paired T and one way ANOVA. Results: This study indicated that only 15 of mothers had high exercise self-efficacy and 35 of them had moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), before education intervention. In addition, there was no significant difference between the mean of self-efficacy and physical activity scores. However, two months after intervention, a significant increase was observed in the mean of scores in the intervention group compared to those of control group (P<0.001). Conclusion:According to the effect of self-efficacy on physical activity, it is suggested that workshops should be held in health centers based on self-efficacy physical activity strategies for postpartum women.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WO Surgery
WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 15:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 15:52

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