Positive lifestyle changes around the time of pregnancy: a cross-sectional study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620795
Title:
Positive lifestyle changes around the time of pregnancy: a cross-sectional study.
Authors:
O'Keeffe, Linda M; Dahly, Darren L; Murphy, Marion; Greene, Richard A; Harrington, Janas M; Corcoran, Paul; Kearney, Patricia M
Citation:
Positive lifestyle changes around the time of pregnancy: a cross-sectional study. 2016, 6 (5):e010233 BMJ Open
Publisher:
BMJ Open
Journal:
BMJ open
Issue Date:
May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620795
DOI:
10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010233
PubMed ID:
27154477
Abstract:
To examine the prevalence of positive lifestyle behaviours before and during pregnancy in Ireland.; Cross-sectional study.; Population-based study in Ireland.; A total of 718 women of predominantly Caucasian origin from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), Ireland, were included.; Positive lifestyle behaviour changes before and during pregnancy in Ireland on alcohol consumption, smoking, folate use and nutrition.; Of 1212 women surveyed, 718 (59%) responded. 26% were adherent to all three recommendations on alcohol consumption, smoking and folate use before pregnancy. This increased to 39% for the same three behaviours during pregnancy, with greater increases in adherence observed among women with the lowest adherence before pregnancy. Age, education and ethnicity gaps in adherence before pregnancy appeared to narrow during pregnancy. Adherence to all seven food pyramid guidelines was less than 1% overall, and less than 1% of participants met all four micronutrient guidelines on vitamin D, folate, calcium and iron intake around the time of pregnancy.; Low levels of healthy lifestyle behaviours before pregnancy and low levels of positive lifestyle behaviours during pregnancy demonstrate an urgent need for increased clinical and public health efforts to target deleterious health behaviours before, during and after pregnancy.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PREGNANCY; LIFESTYLE
ISSN:
2044-6055
Sponsors:
To examine the prevalence of positive lifestyle behaviours before and during pregnancy in Ireland.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Keeffe, Linda Men
dc.contributor.authorDahly, Darren Len
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Marionen
dc.contributor.authorGreene, Richard Aen
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Janas Men
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Patricia Men
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-30T11:54:58Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-30T11:54:58Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-
dc.identifier.citationPositive lifestyle changes around the time of pregnancy: a cross-sectional study. 2016, 6 (5):e010233 BMJ Openen
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055-
dc.identifier.pmid27154477-
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010233-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620795-
dc.description.abstractTo examine the prevalence of positive lifestyle behaviours before and during pregnancy in Ireland.en
dc.description.abstractCross-sectional study.en
dc.description.abstractPopulation-based study in Ireland.en
dc.description.abstractA total of 718 women of predominantly Caucasian origin from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), Ireland, were included.en
dc.description.abstractPositive lifestyle behaviour changes before and during pregnancy in Ireland on alcohol consumption, smoking, folate use and nutrition.en
dc.description.abstractOf 1212 women surveyed, 718 (59%) responded. 26% were adherent to all three recommendations on alcohol consumption, smoking and folate use before pregnancy. This increased to 39% for the same three behaviours during pregnancy, with greater increases in adherence observed among women with the lowest adherence before pregnancy. Age, education and ethnicity gaps in adherence before pregnancy appeared to narrow during pregnancy. Adherence to all seven food pyramid guidelines was less than 1% overall, and less than 1% of participants met all four micronutrient guidelines on vitamin D, folate, calcium and iron intake around the time of pregnancy.en
dc.description.abstractLow levels of healthy lifestyle behaviours before pregnancy and low levels of positive lifestyle behaviours during pregnancy demonstrate an urgent need for increased clinical and public health efforts to target deleterious health behaviours before, during and after pregnancy.en
dc.description.sponsorshipTo examine the prevalence of positive lifestyle behaviours before and during pregnancy in Ireland.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJ Openen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ openen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.subjectLIFESTYLEen
dc.titlePositive lifestyle changes around the time of pregnancy: a cross-sectional study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBMJ openen

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