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Study On Social Support for Exercise And Its Impact on the Level of Physical Activity of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

(2019) Study On Social Support for Exercise And Its Impact on the Level of Physical Activity of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. pp. 143-147.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Physical activity is one of the most important self-care approaches to controlling complications of type 2 diabetes. According to Bandura's social theory, factors such as social support are effective factors in the incidence of the behaviour. AIM: This study aims to determine the level of physical activity, social support and their determinants. METHODS: This descriptive study was performed on 250 patients with type 2 diabetes by Cluster-Random Sampling method in Rafsanjan City. Data were collected using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire and Social Support Questionnaire for Sport, that their validity and reliability were confirmed. The results were analysed by t-test, ANOVA and logistic regression. RESULTS: This study showed that 46.8 of the patients were in the inactive group. Social support score for exercise was low in this group. The results indicated that social support and gender are predictors of physical activity, and with an increase in the social support score, the odds of having minimal physical activity increased 1.17 fold (OR = 1.167) and men were 4.18 times more likely to have minimal physical activity (OR = 4.183). CONCLUSION: Considering the low level of physical activity and social support in diabetic patients, and the effect of social support on the prediction of physical activity, interventions are recommended to increase social support in this group.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Diabetes; Exercise; Health; Social Support
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 300-395 Health Issues of Special Population Groups
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Health > Department of Public health
Page Range: pp. 143-147
Journal or Publication Title: Open Access Maced J Med Sci
Journal Index: Pubmed, Scopus
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Publisher: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2019.016
Depositing User: خانم مهتاب اکبری
URI: http://eprints.rums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6614

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