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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.29 - 2012
ARTICLE – abstract

Assessment of level of physical activity in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Ojoawo Adesola O,   Ogunbeku M A
Department of Medical Rehabilitation, College of Health Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Nigeria


Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (DM) is increasing globally due to population growth, ageing, urbanization, obesity and physical inactivity. Studies assessing level of physical activity among patient with the disease is scarce. The study  was aimed at  assessing the  level of physical activity in patient with type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Method: Purposive sampling technique was used to recruit 150 participants for the study, but only 100 copies of questionnaire were amenable to data analysis. Ethical clearance was obtained  from Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC) Ile Ife  Ethical and Research Committee and all the respondent gave their consent. International Physical Activity Questionnaires (IPAQ) was  administered to each patient  after adequate explanation of the procedure. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive. Significance was set at 0.05 alpha level. Result: Results obtained showed that 26% have low physical activity level, 41% of the respondents have moderate level of physical activity and 33% have high physical activity level while 68% were female  and 32 %  were male 35% of the respondent were  age group of 50 – 59yr. Fifty percent (50%) of the respondents were traders,  21% were civil servants, 9% were farmer and 12 % were  retiree.
Conclusion: It was concluded that   higher percentage of  patients with  type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in this environment have low and moderate level of    physical activity, female were more affected by DM than male, traders were more affected  with type 2 DM than any other occupation  and  age  group of  50 -59 years were more affected than any other age group.
Key words:

physical activity, questionnaire, trader, diabetes mellitus

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Assessment of level of physical activity in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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