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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159924
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Stages of Change in the Trajectory of Postpartum Weight Loss
Abstract:
Stages of Change in the Trajectory of Postpartum Weight Loss
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Ohlendorf, Jennifer, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Marquette University
Contact Address:4481 N 89th St, Milwaukee, WI, 53225, USA
Contact Telephone:414-535-0543
Co-Authors:J.M. Ohlendorf, , Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI;
Retention of weight gained during pregnancy past the postpartum period places women at risk for lifelong overweight and obesity. The purpose of this study was to identify women's patterns of readiness to engage in weight management behaviors during the immediate postpartum period. The Transtheoretical Model (TTM), and its tools have been used to describe readiness to engage in weight management behaviors in the general population, but until now, have not been used in postpartum women. One hundred sixty-two women have been recruited within the first 4 days after birth at an urban tertiary perinatal center in the Midwestern US. The sample consisted of 49.4% Black women, 42.0% white, 1.9% Latina, 6.8% other). Participants had a mean age of 26.7 years,; 61.1% were married or living with the father of the baby , and 69.1% had vaginal births. Participants reported their prepregnancy weight and height, from which BMI categories were calculated. Before pregnancy, 47.5% were normal weight, 23.4% were overweight, and 29.1% were obese. The Stages of Change and Decisional Balance for Weight Loss instruments (with 2 questions edited to reflect weight management issues in the postpartum period that are different than the general population) were administered in person on enrollment and are being administered by phone at 4 and 8 weeks post-delivery. Upon enrollment, 45.7% of the women were in the contemplation stage of change, and the participants reported a mean of 1.4 times more pros than cons,-indicating a sample ready to move from one stage to the next. Repeated-measures ANOVA of the change in stage from birth to 4 and 8 weeks postpartum will be calculated once data collection is complete, and final analyses will be presented. Initial results indicate that there is an opportunity for hospital nurses to intervene in the immediate postpartum period to facilitate movement from contemplation to action in women's efforts to lose their pregnancy weight. Analysis of differences in readiness for behavior change over the three time periods wil reveal optimal times to intervene to encourage weight loss behaviors. Interventions in the postpartum period could make a lifelong impact on women's health outcomes by decreasing long-term weight retention.
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.titleStages of Change in the Trajectory of Postpartum Weight Lossen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159924-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Stages of Change in the Trajectory of Postpartum Weight Loss</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ohlendorf, Jennifer, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Marquette University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">4481 N 89th St, Milwaukee, WI, 53225, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414-535-0543</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jennifer.ohlendorf@marquette.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J.M. Ohlendorf, , Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Retention of weight gained during pregnancy past the postpartum period places women at risk for lifelong overweight and obesity. The purpose of this study was to identify women's patterns of readiness to engage in weight management behaviors during the immediate postpartum period. The Transtheoretical Model (TTM), and its tools have been used to describe readiness to engage in weight management behaviors in the general population, but until now, have not been used in postpartum women. One hundred sixty-two women have been recruited within the first 4 days after birth at an urban tertiary perinatal center in the Midwestern US. The sample consisted of 49.4% Black women, 42.0% white, 1.9% Latina, 6.8% other). Participants had a mean age of 26.7 years,; 61.1% were married or living with the father of the baby , and 69.1% had vaginal births. Participants reported their prepregnancy weight and height, from which BMI categories were calculated. Before pregnancy, 47.5% were normal weight, 23.4% were overweight, and 29.1% were obese. The Stages of Change and Decisional Balance for Weight Loss instruments (with 2 questions edited to reflect weight management issues in the postpartum period that are different than the general population) were administered in person on enrollment and are being administered by phone at 4 and 8 weeks post-delivery. Upon enrollment, 45.7% of the women were in the contemplation stage of change, and the participants reported a mean of 1.4 times more pros than cons,-indicating a sample ready to move from one stage to the next. Repeated-measures ANOVA of the change in stage from birth to 4 and 8 weeks postpartum will be calculated once data collection is complete, and final analyses will be presented. Initial results indicate that there is an opportunity for hospital nurses to intervene in the immediate postpartum period to facilitate movement from contemplation to action in women's efforts to lose their pregnancy weight. Analysis of differences in readiness for behavior change over the three time periods wil reveal optimal times to intervene to encourage weight loss behaviors. Interventions in the postpartum period could make a lifelong impact on women's health outcomes by decreasing long-term weight retention.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:27:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:27:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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