The Effects of Aerobic Water Exercise on Pregnancy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01364506|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 2, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pregnancy Related Physical Activity||Other: Water aerobic exercise||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||41 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Randomized Clinical Study of the Effects of Aerobic Water Exercise on Maternal Cardiovascular Adaptation to Pregnancy|
|Study Start Date :||January 2000|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2001|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2001|
|Experimental: Water exercise||
Other: Water aerobic exercise
The hydrotherapy program of Prevedel et al.14 was used. One-hour sessions, led by a physiotherapist under the supervision of an obstetrician, were held three times a week in an indoor swimming-pool heated at 28oC-32oC, and consisted of exercises of moderate intensity (60-70% of maximum heart rate). Subgroups of up to 10 subjects participated in each session. Sessions were offered at different times of the day (morning, afternoon, and evening).
The exercises included 5 phases: stretching, warm up, endurance training, strength training and relaxation with breathing exercises, in accordance with the recommendations of ACOG11.
|No Intervention: Control|
- Cardiovascular capacity [ Time Frame: 39 weeks ]Performed during prenatal visits at 16-20, 28-33 and 34-39 weeks. Cardiovascular capacity was evaluated by using a treadmill submaximal stress test, according to the protocol of Balke-Ware & Bruce that requires five minutes on treadmill at fixed incline and constant individualized speed with AP and HR monitoring.
- Assessment of physical performance at stress testing; stress perception during testing [ Time Frame: 39 weeks ]Relative HR, treadmill speed and the Borg scale scores, obtained during testing, were used. A specific questionnaire was administered to all subjects in order to quantify stress perception during testing.
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|Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Botucatu Medical School - São Paulo State University/UNESP|
|Botucatu, Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Study Director:||Iracema MP Calderon, MD, Phd||Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Botucatu Medical School - São Paulo State University/UNESP. Botucatu, Brazil|