The Effect of Circuit Exercise Program on Cognitive Function, Functional Exercise Capacity, Mobility, Depression and Quality of Life in Women With Gestational Diabetes

Status: Active, not recruiting
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Intervention Type: Other
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

Gestational diabetes (GDM) is defined as 'pregnancy-onset or first noticed glucose intolerance'. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of circuit exercise program applied in addition to diet therapy on cognitive function, functional exercise capacity, mobility, depression and quality of life in women with gestational diabetes. 60 female participants between the ages of 18-35 who meet the inclusion criteria will be included in the study. Participants will be randomly divided into 2 groups as diet group (n=30) and exercise group (n=30). All participants will receive GDM-specific dietary therapy for 6 weeks. In addition to diet therapy, individuals in the exercise group will be given a circuit exercise program for 6 weeks. Participants will be evaluated for blood values, cognitive status and functionality at the baseline and 6 weeks later.

Participation Requirements
Sex: Female
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 35
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

• being diagnosed with gestational DM

• being between the ages of 18-35

• being in 24-32 weeks of pregnancy

• being inactive physical activity level - (<300 MET weeks/day)

Other Locations
Istanbul Medipol University
Time Frame
Start Date: October 16, 2020
Estimated Completion Date: June 2022
Target number of participants: 60
Active Comparator: Diet Group
Individuals will receive only dietary treatment that the dietitian deems appropriate for 6 weeks.
Experimental: Exercise Group
In addition to the 6-week diet program that the dietitian deems appropriate, a circuit exercise program will be applied for 6 weeks. The circuit exercise program will consist of a medium-intensity circuit training for 50 minutes, 3 days a week, detailing the main muscle groups of the patients (chest, back, biceps, triceps, deltoid, quadriceps, thigh and calf muscles). Exercise intensity will be monitored using Borg's scale of perceived exertion, with a target intensity of 12 to 14. 8 exercises will be given in a continuous, circuit-type manner with short 1-minute rests.
Saadet Turhan
Related Therapeutic Areas
Leads: Istanbul Medipol University Hospital

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