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Journal:   TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL (TUMJ)   2006 , Volume 63 , Number 12; Page(s) 974 To 979.
 
Paper: 

EXERCISE IN PREGNANT WOMEN TEHRAN-2004

 
 
Author(s):  DABIRIAN S., HATMI Z.N.
 
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Abstract: 

Background: Many women enjoy regular Exercise and may wish to continue exercise after they become pregnant but poor knowledge of basic safety techniques could lead to injuries. On the other hand exercise during pregnancy has many advantages that both mothers and fetus could benefit from. The main aim of this study was to determine knowledge of pregnant women who refer to prenatal clinic in Shariati Tehran University. Imam Khomeini and Mirza Kouchak - Kahn Teaching hospitals.
Materials and Methods: Four hundred pregnant women were asked to complete a valid questionnaire. Providing an erasure visor of women's knowledge.
Results: The level of their knowledge was as fallows: 7 (1/8%) very good 42 (10/5%) good 67 (16/8%) moderate. 121 (30/3%) poor and 163 (40/8%) very poor. There was no significant difference in women with higher level of education and lower level of education.
Conclusion: However this study indicated that most women had poor knowledge about method' and intensity of exercise during pregnancy. Which urges raising awareness in mother to be!.

 
Keyword(s): PREGNANT WOMEN, EXERCISE, PRENATAL CLINIC
 
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