Awareness, Attitude and Compliance of Physical Activity among Diabetic Patients in Hyderabad City

S. ASLAM, M. A. ANSARI, A. GHOURI, Y. IQBAL, S. KHAN

Abstract


One  of  the  most  widespread diseases that is not communicable is Diabetes mellitus, and it is the chief cause of fatality in the majority of developing nations. Those individuals suffering from diabetes are strongly recommended to opt for regular physical activity because not only blood glucose and insulin sensitivity can be effectively controlled by it, prevention, as well as cardiovascular benefits and diminution of morbidity and complications have positive outcome Current  cross-sectional  study observed the demographic, societal and health- associated issues correlated  with  taking part in physical activity among individuals suffering from diabetes mellitus of Hyderabad city Pakistan. Our study included 78 patients of diabetes mellitus. The numbers of inactive subjects found, were a little more than half and were significantly older as compared to active respondents. All the variables such as age, marital status, qualification and compliance for diabetes were considerably related with intensity of physical activity and exercise. Bad health condition, less motivation and knowledge about the significance of bodily activity were the frequent obstacles to involvement in exercise and physical activity. Therefore, measures should be done to inform diabetic patients about the advantages of bodily activity and exercise as their routine activity

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