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Pedometer Use to Prevent Excessive Pregnancy Weight Gain in Overweight Women

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2011 by Susan D Crowe, Stanford University.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Susan D Crowe, Stanford University Identifier:
First received: November 8, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2011
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to evaluate pedometer use by overweight women during pregnancy. The study will show if a pedometer will help women to limit weight gain during pregnancy. It will also show if it there are other benefits such as decreased diabetes, decreased high blood pressure, decreased rates of cesarean section, and decreased complications for the baby.

Condition Intervention
Other: Pedometer

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effective Pedometer Use to Prevent Excessive Gestational Weight Gain in Overweight/Obese Women

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Susan D Crowe, Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Excessive gestational weight gain [ Time Frame: At delivery ]
    Gestational weight gain greater than Institute of Medicine recommendations

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Postpartum weight [ Time Frame: 6 weeks postpartum ]
  • Weight at 1 year postpartum [ Time Frame: 1 year postpartum ]
  • Gestational diabetes [ Time Frame: During pregnancy ]
  • Hemoglobin A1c [ Time Frame: 24-28 weeks gestation ]
  • Infant birth weight [ Time Frame: At delivery ]
  • Mode of delivery [ Time Frame: At delivery ]
  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy [ Time Frame: During pregnancy ]
  • Neonatal intensive care unit admission or neonatal complications [ Time Frame: Up to 1 week after delivery ]

Estimated Enrollment: 480
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Routine care
ACOG Exercise in Pregnancy pamphlet
Other: Pedometer
Pedometer provided, counseling on pedometer use and step recommendations of 10,000 steps per day, handouts given every 4 weeks to encourage exercise
Experimental: Pedometer
ACOG Exercise in Pregnancy pamphlet, pedometer use, ultimate goal of 10,000 steps per day
Other: Pedometer
Pedometer provided, counseling on pedometer use and step recommendations of 10,000 steps per day, handouts given every 4 weeks to encourage exercise


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Pregnant
  • Less than 16 weeks gestation
  • Body mass index 25 or greater at first prenatal visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of spontaneous preterm delivery between 20-32 weeks gestation
  • Medical contraindication to exercise or walking during pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01469260

Contact: Susan Crowe, MD 650-498-4069
Contact: Joyce Sung, MD 650-725-8623

United States, California
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Obstetrics Clinic Not yet recruiting
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
Contact: Susan Crowe, MD   
Principal Investigator: Susan Crowe, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Susan Crowe, MD Stanford University
Study Chair: Joyce Sung, MD Stanford University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Susan D Crowe, Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University Identifier: NCT01469260     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 22651
Study First Received: November 8, 2011
Last Updated: November 8, 2011

Keywords provided by Susan D Crowe, Stanford University:
Weight gain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Weight Gain
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Body Weight Changes processed this record on May 25, 2017