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Perceived barriers and enablers of physical activity in postpartum women: a qualitative approach

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, June 2016
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Title
Perceived barriers and enablers of physical activity in postpartum women: a qualitative approach
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12884-016-0908-x
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Authors

Maryam Saligheh, Beverley McNamara, Rosanna Rooney

Abstract

Postpartum women's recovery from birth can be assisted through increased physical activity (PA). However, women face substantial barriers to participating in exercise and require support to enable them to benefit from increased PA. This study sought to explore women's beliefs about and experiences of PA and exercise during the 6 weeks to 12 months postpartum period. A cohort of 14 postpartum women from a survey study of the barriers and enablers to exercise participation agreed to take part in interview sessions to provide an in-depth understanding of the women's perceptions of the postpartum period and their physical activity during this time. Findings are presented with reference to the social ecological framework and indicate postpartum women face substantial personal and environmental barriers to PA and exercise participation: fatigue, a lack of motivation and confidence, substantial time constraints, lack of access to affordable and appropriate activities and poor access to public transport. In contrast, enablers such as possessing greater social support, in particular partner support, improved PA and exercise participation. The findings encourage facilitation of exercise through mothers' groups, mothers' exercise clubs or postnatal classes suggesting behavioral and social change is needed. Interaction between individuals, community, organizations and policy makers is required. In addition, the provision of specifically tailored and appropriate exercise programs could potentially enable increased PA in postpartum women, thereby improving their health.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 211 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 38 18%
Student > Master 32 15%
Researcher 18 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 6%
Other 33 16%
Unknown 59 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 48 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 35 17%
Sports and Recreations 23 11%
Social Sciences 14 7%
Psychology 12 6%
Other 12 6%
Unknown 67 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 October 2021.
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#490,290
of 20,635,560 outputs
Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#70
of 3,719 outputs
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#10,575
of 280,211 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#1
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