Accelerometer measurements of physical activity in pregnant adolescents
In adult women, physical activity during pregnancy, assessed objectively with accelerometry, has been related to less excess gestational weight gain and better health outcomes for mother and child. Objectively-measured physical activity has not been reported in pregnant adolescents, and it is unclear to what extent accelerometers are feasible in this group of young women who are at very high-risk for social-emotional challenges and excess gestational weight gain. The main purpose of the current thesis project was to investigate the feasibility of using accelerometers to objectively quantify ...
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