Social, biological, behavioural and psychological factors related to physical activity during early pregnancy in the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (Cork, Ireland) cohort study

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dc.contributor.author Flannery, Caragh
dc.contributor.author Dahly, Darren L.
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Molly
dc.contributor.author Khashan, Ali S.
dc.contributor.author McHugh, Sheena
dc.contributor.author Kenny, Louise C.
dc.contributor.author McAuliffe, Fionnuala
dc.contributor.author Kearney, Patricia M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-10T09:21:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-10T09:21:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06-20
dc.identifier.citation Flannery, C., Dahly, D., Byrne, M., Khashan, A., McHugh, S., Kenny, L. C., McAuliffe, F. and Kearney, P. M. (2019) 'Social, biological, behavioural and psychological factors related to physical activity during early pregnancy in the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (Cork, Ireland) cohort study', BMJ Open, 9(6), e025003. (9pp.) DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025003 en
dc.identifier.volume 9 en
dc.identifier.issued 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 9 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8501
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025003 en
dc.description.abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the social, biological, behavioural and psychological factors related to physical activity (PA) in early pregnancy.Design: This is a secondary analysis of data from a prospective cohort study.Setting: The study was conducted in Cork, Ireland.Participants: Nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies were recruited and then interviewed at 15±1 weeks’ gestation.Primary and secondary outcomes: The biopsychosocial model identified factors including social (age), biological (body mass index), behavioural (diet) and psychological (anxiety) at 15±1 weeks’ gestation. PA subgroups were identified based on a latent class analysis of their responses to a set of questions about the amount and intensity of activity they were engaging in during the pregnancy. Associations were estimated with multivariable multinomial logistic regression models.Results: From a total of 2579, 1774 (69%) women were recruited; ages ranged from 17 to 45 years. Based on a combination of model fit, theoretical interpretability and classification quality, the latent class analyses identified three PA subgroups: low PA (n=393), moderate PA (n=960) and high PA (n=413). The fully adjusted model suggests non-smokers, and consumers of fruit and vegetables were more likely to be in the high PA subgroup (vs low). Women with more than 12 years of schooling and a higher socioeconomic status were more likely to be in the moderate PA subgroup (vs low).Conclusion: The findings highlight potential links between PA, a low education level and a low socioeconomic background. These factors should be considered for future interventions to improve low PA levels during pregnancy.Trial registration number: ACTRN 12607000551493. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board (CSA/2007/2, SPHeRE/2013/1) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher BMJ Publishing Group en
dc.relation.uri https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/6/e025003
dc.rights ©Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited, appropriate credit is given, any changes made indicated, and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en
dc.subject Physical activity (PA) en
dc.subject Early pregnancy en
dc.subject Pregnancy endpoint en
dc.title Social, biological, behavioural and psychological factors related to physical activity during early pregnancy in the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (Cork, Ireland) cohort study en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Caragh Flannery, School of Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: cflannery@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle BMJ Open en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress cflannery@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress ddahly@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid e025003 en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2272/IE/Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT)/ en
dc.identifier.eissn 2044-6055


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