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Interest in Alternative Approaches for Gestational Weight Gain and Maternal Stress Management: A Survey


Abstract Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) during pregnancy is a major public health concern. Studies have reported more than 70% of pregnant women gain excessive weight which may pose increased maternal and fetal risks. Little is known about the relationships of GWG to behavioral factors (i.e., physical activity, sleep, social support) and maternal mental health (i.e., stress, anxiety, depression) during pregnancy. This descriptive, cross-sectional study explored the relationships of GWG to behavioral factors and maternal mental health during pregnancy. Secondarily, this study described the preferences, uses of, and interests in alternative approaches as well as the mental health differences between users and non-users of alternative approac... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Matthews, Jennifer L. (Author) / Huberty, Jennifer L (Advisor) / Leiferman, Jenn (Committee member) / Larkey, Linda (Committee member) / McClain, Darya (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative medicine / Obstetrics and gynecology / Mental health / Alternative health / Complementary medicine / gestational weight management / Mental health / Pregnancy / Public health
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 84 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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