IJPR.2017.113

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 2 (April 2017)

Page No.: 1951-1959

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.113

EMPLOYMENT DURING PREGNANCY IN RELATION TO RISK FACTORS

Gitanjali Jethliya *1, Sucheeta Golhar 2.

*1 Intern, MGM’s Institute of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

2 Professor, Principal of MGM’s Institute of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author:  Gitanjali Jethliya, Intern, MGM’s Institute of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  gitanjali.jethliya@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Background: A number of complications of pregnancy that might occur during the period that women are still working can be regarded as adverse maternal outcome. Since studies on occupational risk factors during pregnancy showed conflicting results, it is unclear how pregnant women should manage. So, the present study aims to find out such occupational risk factors and energy expenditure of working pregnant women in Aurangabad city, Maharashtra, India.

Materials and Methods: 120 working pregnant women in their second trimester who were visiting the antenatal clinic at Mgm medical college and hospital, Aurangabad were selected. They were interviewed using demographic data and pregnancy physical activity questionnaire [PPAQ]. Sample was chosen according to inclusive and exclusive criteria and scoring was done which divides the physical activity into sedentary, light, moderate, vigorous, household, occupational and sports.

Results: It was however observed that the higher amount of energy 18.58% was expended on occupational activities. Maximum participants in this study 46.66% were sedentary worker Energy expenditure for occupational activities was highest 28.01% for other heavy type of work and lowest for the sedentary work 16.64%.

Conclusion: The study recommended that most of the pregnant working women were physically active in their second trimester of pregnancy and most of their energy was expended on occupational activities. The present study also concludes that risk factors of working pregnant ladies are less as the percentage of sedentary type of workers in this study are more than heavy type of workers.

KEY WORDS: weighing machine, height measurement scale, BMI calculator app, PPAQ (pregnancy physical activity questionnaire).

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Cite this article: Gitanjali Jethliya, Sucheeta Golhar. EMPLOYMENT DURING PREGNANCY IN RELATION TO RISK FACTORS. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(2):1951-1959. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.113
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