Determining the validity of the Yamax SW-200 DigiWalker for use with pregnant women

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Presentation
Title:
Determining the validity of the Yamax SW-200 DigiWalker for use with pregnant women
Abstract:
Determining the validity of the Yamax SW-200 DigiWalker for use with pregnant women
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Elek, Susan, PhD, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Cincinnati
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 3110 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA
Contact Telephone:513-558-5224
Purpose: Physical activity (PA) during pregnancy confers significant
beneficial psychological and physiological health outcomes (Clapp, 2000).
Unfortunately, most pregnant women do not obtain sufficient PA to
experience these benefits. Because walking is the preferred method of
obtaining physical activity during pregnancy, interventions to maintain or
increase walking during pregnancy are needed. The purpose of this study is
to determine the validity of the Yamax SW-200 DigiWalker Stepcounter for
use with pregnant women. The SW-200 has demonstrated validity with
populations ranging from school-age children to elderly nursing home
residents, but has not been studied with pregnant women. Unique body
changes occurring during pregnancy may effect the validity of the SW-200
as a measure of walking. Subjects: Ten women, 18 years and over, between
16 and 34 weeks of pregnancy, with no activity restrictions, will be
recruited from a prenatal clinic serving low-income minority women.
Methods: Four SW-200s are placed on the subject's waist, one each over the
left and right hips (recommended placement for obese persons), and midway
between the right and left hips and the umbilicus (recommended placement
for non-obese persons). The subject walks a 200-meter course 4 times,
during which the subject and the investigator independently count the
subject's steps using a hand tally counter. At the end of each walk, the
SW-200 and hand tally counter data is collected, and the instruments
reset. Data Analyses: Analyses of the agreement between the two hand tally
counts, and between each SW-200 reading and each hand tally count for each
200-meter walk will be done. Conclusions: Identifying an objective and
valid measure of walking by pregnant women is a necessary first step in
our program of research to design and conduct a randomized clinical trial
of an intervention to maintain or increase walking during pregnancy.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDetermining the validity of the Yamax SW-200 DigiWalker for use with pregnant womenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158468-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Determining the validity of the Yamax SW-200 DigiWalker for use with pregnant women</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Elek, Susan, PhD, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Cincinnati</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 3110 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45221-0038, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">513-558-5224</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">susan.elek@uc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: Physical activity (PA) during pregnancy confers significant <br/> beneficial psychological and physiological health outcomes (Clapp, 2000). <br/> Unfortunately, most pregnant women do not obtain sufficient PA to <br/> experience these benefits. Because walking is the preferred method of <br/> obtaining physical activity during pregnancy, interventions to maintain or <br/> increase walking during pregnancy are needed. The purpose of this study is <br/> to determine the validity of the Yamax SW-200 DigiWalker Stepcounter for <br/> use with pregnant women. The SW-200 has demonstrated validity with <br/> populations ranging from school-age children to elderly nursing home <br/> residents, but has not been studied with pregnant women. Unique body <br/> changes occurring during pregnancy may effect the validity of the SW-200 <br/> as a measure of walking. Subjects: Ten women, 18 years and over, between <br/> 16 and 34 weeks of pregnancy, with no activity restrictions, will be <br/> recruited from a prenatal clinic serving low-income minority women. <br/> Methods: Four SW-200s are placed on the subject's waist, one each over the <br/> left and right hips (recommended placement for obese persons), and midway <br/> between the right and left hips and the umbilicus (recommended placement <br/> for non-obese persons). The subject walks a 200-meter course 4 times, <br/> during which the subject and the investigator independently count the <br/> subject's steps using a hand tally counter. At the end of each walk, the <br/> SW-200 and hand tally counter data is collected, and the instruments <br/> reset. Data Analyses: Analyses of the agreement between the two hand tally <br/> counts, and between each SW-200 reading and each hand tally count for each <br/> 200-meter walk will be done. Conclusions: Identifying an objective and <br/> valid measure of walking by pregnant women is a necessary first step in <br/> our program of research to design and conduct a randomized clinical trial <br/> of an intervention to maintain or increase walking during pregnancy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:05:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:05:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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