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dc.contributor.authorDaley, Amanda-
dc.contributor.authorRiaz, Muhammad-
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Sarah-
dc.contributor.authorAveyard, Paul-
dc.contributor.authorColeman, Tim-
dc.contributor.authorManyonda, Isaac-
dc.contributor.authorWest, Robert-
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Beth-
dc.contributor.authorMarcus, Bess-
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Adrian-
dc.contributor.authorIbison, Judith-
dc.contributor.authorKent, Andrew-
dc.contributor.authorUssher, Michael-
dc.description.abstractBackground  Antenatal depression is associated with harmful consequences for both the mother and child. One intervention that might be effective is participation in regular physical activity although data on this question in pregnant smokers is currently lacking.  Methods  Women were randomised to six-weekly sessions of smoking cessation behavioural-support, or to the same support plus 14 sessions combining treadmill exercise and physical activity consultations.  Results  Among 784 participants (mean gestation 16-weeks), EPDS was significantly higher in the physical activity group versus usual care at end-of-pregnancy (mean group difference (95% confidence intervals (CIs)): 0.95 (0.08 to 1.83). There was no significant difference at six-months postpartum.  Conclusion  A pragmatic intervention to increase physical activity in pregnant smokers did not prevent depression at end-of-pregnancy or at six-months postpartum. More effective physical activity interventions are needed in this population.  Trial registration  Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN48600346. The trial was prospectively registered on 21/07/2008.en_UK
dc.publisherBioMed Central-
dc.relationDaley A, Riaz M, Lewis S, Aveyard P, Coleman T, Manyonda I, West R, Lewis B, Marcus B, Taylor A, Ibison J, Kent A & Ussher M (2018) Physical activity for antenatal and postnatal depression in women attempting to quit smoking: randomised controlled trial, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18 (1), Art. No.: 156.-
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dc.subjectPhysical activityen_UK
dc.titlePhysical activity for antenatal and postnatal depression in women attempting to quit smoking: randomised controlled trialen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationLoughborough University-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Leicester-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottingham-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Oxford-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Nottingham-
dc.contributor.affiliationSt George's, University of London-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity College London-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Minnesota-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of California-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Plymouth-
dc.contributor.affiliationSt George's, University of London-
dc.contributor.affiliationSt George's, University of London-
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute for Social Marketing-
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