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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304399
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pre-Pregnancy Body Weight and Gestational Weight Gain in Taiwanese Women
Author(s):
Cheng, Hsiu-Rong; Tseng, Ying-Fen; Walker, Lorraine O.; Chou, Tzu-Yin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Theta
Author Details:
Hsiu-Rong Cheng, RN, MSN, MEd, hsiurong@utexas.edu; Ying-Fen Tseng, PhD, RN; Lorraine O. Walker, RN, EdD; Tzu-Yin Chou, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: To examine the current magnitude of gestational weight gain and the prevalence of excessive gestational weight gain for different pre-pregnancy body weight groups. Furthermore, to examine factors associated with gestational weight gain in Taiwanese women.

Methods: This study used a cross-sectional design and 170 postpartum women were recruited in three obstetric clinics in southern Taiwan. Height, pre-pregnancy weight and gestational weight gain were self-reported and postpartum weight was measured. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation, Fisher’s exact test, and chi-square test.

Results: The average pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain were 21.78 (standard deviation [S.D.] = 4.68) and 13.99 kg (S.D. = 3.33), respectively. About 8.0% of underweight group, 34.1% of normal weight group, 55.6% of overweight group, and 66.7% of obese group gained excessive weight than the recommendations of Institute of Medicine. Pre-pregnancy BMI was associated with excessive gestational weight gain (Fisher’s x2 = 13.58, p = .002). Higher total gestational weight gain was associated with lower body satisfaction (r = -.20, p = .007) and higher postpartum weight retention (r = .91, p< .000).

Conclusions:  Conclusions: These findings indicated a large proportion of women had an excessive gestational weight gain than recommended. Moreover, women who were overweight or obese before pregnancy were in a higher risk of excessive gestational weight gain and their weight change should be assessed carefully during prenatal and postpartum care.

Keywords:
obesity; gestational weight gain; women's health
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePre-Pregnancy Body Weight and Gestational Weight Gain in Taiwanese Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Hsiu-Rongen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTseng, Ying-Fenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Lorraine O.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorChou, Tzu-Yinen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsHsiu-Rong Cheng, RN, MSN, MEd, hsiurong@utexas.edu; Ying-Fen Tseng, PhD, RN; Lorraine O. Walker, RN, EdD; Tzu-Yin Chou, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304399-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b></b>To examine the current magnitude of gestational weight gain and the prevalence of excessive gestational weight gain for different pre-pregnancy body weight groups. Furthermore, to examine factors associated with gestational weight gain in Taiwanese women. <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b>This study used a cross-sectional design and 170 postpartum women were recruited in three obstetric clinics in southern Taiwan. Height, pre-pregnancy weight and gestational weight gain were self-reported and postpartum weight was measured. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation, Fisher’s exact test, and chi-square test. <p><b><b>Results: </b></b> The average pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain were 21.78 (standard deviation [S.D.] = 4.68) and 13.99 kg (S.D. = 3.33), respectively. About 8.0% of underweight group, 34.1% of normal weight group, 55.6% of overweight group, and 66.7% of obese group gained excessive weight than the recommendations of Institute of Medicine. Pre-pregnancy BMI was associated with excessive gestational weight gain (Fisher’s <i>x</i><sup>2</sup> = 13.58, <i>p = </i>.002). Higher total gestational weight gain was associated with lower body satisfaction (<i>r</i> = -.20, <i>p</i> = .007) and higher postpartum weight retention (<i>r</i> = .91, <i>p</i>< .000). <p><b><b>Conclusions: </b></b> <b>Conclusions:</b> These findings indicated a large proportion of women had an excessive gestational weight gain than recommended. Moreover, women who were overweight or obese before pregnancy were in a higher risk of excessive gestational weight gain and their weight change should be assessed carefully during prenatal and postpartum care.en_GB
dc.subjectobesityen_GB
dc.subjectgestational weight gainen_GB
dc.subjectwomen's healthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:05Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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