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Author Rankin, Jean, 1953-

Title Effects of antenatal exercise on psychological well-being, pregnancy and birth outcome / Jean Rankin
Published London : Whurr, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  618.24 Ran/Eoa  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Nursing research
Nursing research
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Review of the literature -- 3. Research methodology -- 4. Results -- 5. Discussion -- 6. Conclusions
Summary "The study on which this book is based derived from the author's work as a midwife with a special interest in exercise. The main aims of the study were to investigate the effects of undertaking a regular exercise programme during and following pregnancy on psychological well-being, pregnancy and birth outcomes. Data were collected at three time points during and following pregnancy using a variety of outcome measures and were analysed using appropriate statistical testing. Conclusions were drawn indicating that women who participated in regular physical activity tended to have protection against reduction of psychological well-being as measured by a variety of psychological constructs." "This book takes the reader through each stage of the study from planning to completion and recommendations for practice and further research."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Based on a Ph. D thesis from Glasgow University, 1999
Based on a Ph.D thesis-Glasgow University, 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to ebrary
Subject Pregnant women -- Health and hygiene.
Psychological Aspects
Pregnant women -- Physiologcial aspects
Prenatal care.
Exercise for pregnant women.
Mental Health.
Prenatal Care.
Prenatal Care.
LC no. 00002369
ISBN 1861562926 paperback