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Surrounding Greenness And Exposure To Air Pollution During Pregnancy: An Analysis Of Personal Monitoring Data, Payam Dadvand, Audrey De Nazelle, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Anna Schembari, Marta Cirach, Elmira Amoly, Francesc Figueras, Xavier Basagaña, Bart Ostro, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen Jan 2012

Surrounding Greenness And Exposure To Air Pollution During Pregnancy: An Analysis Of Personal Monitoring Data, Payam Dadvand, Audrey De Nazelle, Margarita Triguero-Mas, Anna Schembari, Marta Cirach, Elmira Amoly, Francesc Figueras, Xavier Basagaña, Bart Ostro, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Background: Green spaces are reported to improve health status, including beneficial effects on pregnancy outcomes. Despite the suggestions of air pollution–related health benefits of green spaces, there is no available evidence on the impact of greenness on personal exposure to air pollution. Objectives: We investigated the association between surrounding greenness and personal exposure to air pollution among pregnant women and to explore the potential mechanisms, if any, behind this association. Methods: In total, 65 rounds of sampling were carried out for 54 pregnant women who resided in Barcelona during 2008–2009. Each round consisted of a 2-day measurement of ...


Body Image During Pregnancy: An Evaluation Of The Suitability Of The Body Attitudes Questionnaire, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Helen Skouteris, Brittany Elise Watson, Briony Hill Jan 2012

Body Image During Pregnancy: An Evaluation Of The Suitability Of The Body Attitudes Questionnaire, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Helen Skouteris, Brittany Elise Watson, Briony Hill

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Background Available data suggest that body dissatisfaction is common during pregnancy and may even be a precursor to post-natal depression. However, in order to accurately identify at-risk women, it is essential to first establish that body image measures function appropriately in pregnant populations. Our study examines the suitability of the Body Attitudes Questionnaire (BAQ) for measuring body dissatisfaction among pregnant women by comparing the psychometric functioning of the BAQ: (1) across key phases of pregnancy, and (2) between pregnant and non-pregnant women. Methods A total of 176 pregnant women from Melbourne, Victoria filled out a questionnaire battery containing demographic questions ...