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Barriers to exercise in obese patients with type 2 diabetes.
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PMID:  23525164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Although regular exercise is a critical component of the management of type 2 diabetes, many patients do not meet their exercise targets. Lack of exercise is associated with obesity and adverse cardiovascular outcomes. AIM: We aimed to assess exercise habits in obese Irish patients with type 2 diabetes to determine if patients are adhering to exercise guidelines and to identify perceived barriers to exercise in this group. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of obese patients with type 2 diabetes attending routine outpatient diabetes clinics at our institution, a public teaching hospital located on the outskirts of Dublin City. METHODS: A total of 145 obese patients with type 2 diabetes were administered a questionnaire to evaluate exercise habits and perceived barriers to exercise. Anthropometric details were measured. RESULTS: About 47.6% (n = 69) of patients exercised for <150 minutes per week (40% of males, 62% of females; P = 0.019) and these patients had a higher body mass index than those meeting targets (35 vs. 33.5 kg/m(2); P = 0.02). Perceived barriers to exercise were varied, with lack of time and physical discomfort being the most common. Reported barriers to exercise varied with age, gender and marital status. CONCLUSION: This study highlights the challenges facing clinicians in improving exercise levels in patients, and the need to identify the specific barriers to exercise in the individual to improve health outcomes.
A M Egan; W A W Mahmood; R Fenton; N Redziniak; T Kyaw Tun; S Sreenan; J H McDermott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-2393     ISO Abbreviation:  QJM     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9438285     Medline TA:  QJM     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland.
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