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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: More Active Mums in Stirling (MAMMiS): a physical activity intervention for postnatal women. Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Author(s): Gilinsky, Alyssa
Hughes, Adrienne R
McInnes, Rhona
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Keywords: Physical activity
Health behavior change
Randomized controlled trial
Social sciences
Maternal and infant welfare
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2012
Date Deposited: 17-Apr-2013
Citation: Gilinsky A, Hughes AR & McInnes R (2012) More Active Mums in Stirling (MAMMiS): a physical activity intervention for postnatal women. Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 13 (112).
Abstract: Background: Many postnatal women are insufficiently physically active in the year after childbirth and could benefit from interventions to increase activity levels. However, there is limited information about the efficacy, feasibility and acceptability of motivational and behavioral interventions promoting postnatal physical activity in the UK. Methods: The MAMMiS study is a randomized, controlled trial, conducted within a large National Health Service (NHS) region in Scotland. Up to 76 postnatal women will be recruited to test the impact of two physical activity consultations and a 10-week group pram-walking program on physical activity behavior change. The intervention uses evidence-based motivational and behavioral techniques and will be systematically evaluated using objective measures (accelerometers) at three months, with a maintenance measure taken at a six-month follow-up. Secondary health and well-being measures and psychological mediators of physical activity change are included. Discussion: The (MAMMiS study will provide a test of a theoretical and evidence-based physical activity behavior change intervention for postnatal women and provide information to inform future intervention development and testing within this population.
DOI Link: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-112
Rights: © Gilinsky et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2012This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.10.1186/1745-6215-13-112
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