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Pedometer use improves postcesarean mobility for high-risk patients

Key clinical point: Use of personalized feedback with step-counting technology significantly increased the mobility of women at risk for thromboembolic events after a cesarean delivery.

Major finding: Women randomized to a pedometer intervention took an average of 5,918 steps during the first 48 hours post partum, compared with 4,161 steps for controls.

Study details: The data come from a randomized, controlled trial of 215 women who underwent cesarean deliveries.

Disclosures: The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Herman HG et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 May 7. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003879.