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2000, 2(3): 169-173 Back to browse issues page
The assessment of physical activity in non-insulin dependent diabetic women reffered to Endocrine & Metabolism Research Center
B Forghani , N Kasaeyan , B Faghih Imani , M Hossein Pour , M Amini
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Abstract: Phyical activity is considered to be effective in prevention and modification of diabetes melitus. The aim of this study was to evaluate physical activity in women with NIDDM who reffered to Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center. In an analytic-descriptive study ,135 women with NIDDM chosen by simple sampling method were evaluated using the World Health Organization (WHO) questtionnaire. Total physical activity, household physical activity, job related physical activity, physical activity in leisure time and walking in minute per week were measured. These data were compared with physical activity in American women. P<0.05 was considered statisticaly significant. The mean and standard diviation for age, BMI and weight was 49.6±10.23 years, 28.8±4.97kg/m2 and 69.36±12.55 kg respectively. The results showed that 90% of samples were inactive in leisure time. The minute spared for physical activty in leisure time and job related per week, was significantly lower than American women. The household physical activity in minutes per week was higher than American women, although 99.3% of household activity was light and very light. We conclude that minutes spared for physical activity which is useful for control of weight, lowering adiposity and increasing fittness was very low in our participants. The findings from this study suggest that improvement in physical activity behavior in women particularly in leisure time is essential.
Keywords: Physical activity, diabetes, women, exercise
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2006/11/15 | Published: 2000/09/15

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