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Volume XXVI, Issue 12(185) 2016
Physical activity and knowledge on physical activity in elderly type 2 diabetic patients at the National Geriatric Hospital, 2014
Author: Nguyen Ngoc Tam, Nguyen Xuan Thanh and Vu Thi Thanh Huyen
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly and physical activity is one of three cornerstones of treatment and prevention of diabetes. The cross-sectional study was conducted with 108 elderly type 2 diabetic patients in National Geritric Hospital, Hanoi. A validated questionnaire on medical history, socio-economic factors and knowledge on physical activity was used to obtain information. The proportion of patients doing physical activity was 89.8%. The majority of people had knowledge of benefits of physical activity to general health. However, only few patients have known clearly and exactly about the other characteristics of physical activity such as frequency, duration and intensity. More educational programs should be created to promote patients’ awareness of side effects and characteristics of exercise.
Physical activity, knowledge, elderly, diabetes
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