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Exercise preferences and barriers in urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes.
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PMID:  15208848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine physical activity preferences and barriers to exercise in an urban diabetes clinic population. METHODS: A survey was conducted of all patients attending the clinic for the first time. Evaluation measures were type and frequency of favorite leisure-time physical activity, prevalence and types of reported barriers to exercise, and analysis of patient characteristics associated with reporting an obstacle to exercise. RESULTS: For 605 patients (44% male, 89% African American, mean age = 50 years, mean duration of diabetes = 5.6 years), the average frequency of leisure activity was 3.5 days per week (mean time = 45 minutes per session). Walking outdoors was preferred, but 52% reported an exercise barrier (predominantly pain). Patients who cited an impediment to physical activity exercised fewer days per week and less time each session compared with persons without a barrier. Increasing age, body mass index, college education, and being a smoker increased the odds of reporting a barrier; being male decreased the chances. Men reported more leisure-time physical activity than women. Exercise preferences and types of barriers changed with age. CONCLUSIONS: Recognition of patient exercise preferences and barriers should help in developing exercise strategies for improving glycemic control.
Nancy S Wanko; Carol W Brazier; Denine Young-Rogers; Virginia G Dunbar; Barbara Boyd; Christopher D George; Mary K Rhee; Imad M el-Kebbi; Curtiss B Cook
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Diabetes educator     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0145-7217     ISO Abbreviation:  Diabetes Educ     Publication Date:    2004 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-22     Completed Date:  2004-11-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701401     Medline TA:  Diabetes Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  502-13     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Medicine, Emory University, and the Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / psychology,  rehabilitation*
Leisure Activities
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction*
Urban Population
Grant Support
1 F32 DK062668-01/DK/NIDDK NIH HHS

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