Water aerobics reduces sick leave due to low back pain during pregnancy.
2006 (English)In: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, ISSN 0884-2175, E-ISSN 1552-6909, Vol. 35, no 4, 465-471 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To compare the effect of a land-based, physical exercise program versus water aerobics on low back or pelvic pain and sick leave during pregnancy.
Randomized controlled clinical trial.
Three antenatal care centers.
390 healthy pregnant women.
A land-based physical exercise program or water aerobic once a week during pregnancy.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:
Sick leave, pregnancy-related low back pain or pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain, or both.
Water aerobics diminished pregnancy-related low back pain (p=.04) and sick leave due to pregnancy-related low back pain (p=.03) more than a land-based physical exercise program.
Water aerobics can be recommended for the treatment of low back pain during pregnancy. The benefits of a land-based physical exercise program are questionable and further evaluation is needed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell Pub. , 2006. Vol. 35, no 4, 465-471 p.
Gymnastics, Low Back Pain, Pelvic Painn, Pregnancyk, Sick Leave
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-2550PubMedID: 16881990OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-2550DiVA: diva2:703104