Physical activity in outpatients with type 2 diabetes in a national hospital of Peru

Authors

  • Ana Josefina Manzaneda Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • María Lazo-Porras Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.
  • Germán Málaga Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Peru.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.322.1626

Keywords:

Diabetes mellitus, Motor activity, Sedentary lifestyle

Abstract

In order to determine the level of physical activity performed by outpatients with type 2 diabetes seen at a National Hospital in Lima, Peru, we surveyed 120 patients with the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). 66% were women, the mean age was 61.6 years, and 70% had poor glycemic control. 20% of the patients qualified as inactive, 68% as minimally active, and 12% had adequate physical activity. No relationship between physical activity, duration of disease, glycemic control, and body mass index was found. Age was negatively associated with physical activity. It is concluded that there are low levels of physical activity in patients with Type 2 diabetes and these are not focused on leisure activities that provide health benefits.

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Published

2015-06-19

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Manzaneda AJ, Lazo-Porras M, Málaga G. Physical activity in outpatients with type 2 diabetes in a national hospital of Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Jun. 19 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];32(2):311-5. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1626

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