Pregnant women’s Knowledge About Exercise During Pregnancy: Military Hospital-2022

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Manal Elzein Musa Ismail
Mohammed Khalid Hussein

Abstract

Introduction: Exercise is a bodily activity that improves or maintains physical fitness and overall health and
wellness exercise during pregnancy is important and can help with some common discomforts of pregnancy and
even help prepare the pregnant women body for labor and delivery. (6)
Objective: To study the pregnant women knowledge regarding exercise during pregnancy.
Methods This is a descriptive cross sectional hospital base study which was carried out in military hospital in
Khartoum state - Sudan, the data were collected by structured questionnaire and analyzed using the statistical
program for social sciences (SPSS) version 21Convenient sampling technique was used and the samples were 70
pregnant women. The knowledge is categorized good (>60%), Moderate (50%-60%), poor (< 50%). A statistical
significance was considered at p-value of < 0.05.
Result: The study revealed that the total mean knowledge about type of exercise was (95.7%), walking was the
most common exercise among the study sample, 90.0 believe that exercise during pregnancy facilitates normal
delivery, and vaginal bleeding was considered as contraindication among (84.3%). factors influencing exercise
during pregnancy (31.4%) said fear from complication is one of the factors influencing exercise during pregnancy
The overall knowledge of pregnant women about exercise during pregnancy was poor (36.3%:).
Conclusion: Nursing education is the major tasks of nursing profession. The study concluded that there is
insufficient knowledge of pregnant women about exercise during pregnancy 52 (74.3%). Fallowed by no relation
between educational level, age and knowledge about type of exercise, regarding benefits and contraindications to
exercise during pregnancy (p. value < 0.05). so the study recommended to conduct more researches to enhance in
increasing mother’s knowledge about exercise during pregnancy.

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Pregnant women’s Knowledge About Exercise During Pregnancy: Military Hospital-2022. (2023). International Journal of Nursing Education, 15(3), 27-33. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v15i3.19568
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Manal Elzein Musa Ismail

Assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecological Nursing -Buraydah Private college -KSA

Mohammed Khalid Hussein

Assistant professor in Medical -Surgical nursing -Jazan university – Faculty of nursing -KSA

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Pregnant women’s Knowledge About Exercise During Pregnancy: Military Hospital-2022. (2023). International Journal of Nursing Education, 15(3), 27-33. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijone.v15i3.19568