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Factors associated with physical activity levels in African-American women with type 2 diabetes.
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PMID:  22486836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract  Purpose: To examine how family/friend social support, exercise self-efficacy, physical environment, sense of community, social issues and roles, socioeconomic status, and body image discrepancy influence physical activity levels in African American females with type 2 diabetes. Data sources: A sample of 50 African American females with type 2 diabetes was recruited from a Midwest diabetes center for this descriptive, cross-sectional, correlational study. A series of self-report instruments were administered to examine the relationships between the independent study variables and physical activity levels. Conclusions: Results of the study suggested that higher levels of exercise self-efficacy, family social support for exercise, and a decrease in physical environmental barriers may serve to increase physical activity levels in this population. No significant relationships were observed between the other study variables and physical activity levels. Implications for practice: Nurse practitioners working with African American females with type 2 diabetes need to assess family social support, exercise self-efficacy, and physical environmental barriers and plan interventions that incorporate family support and the principles of self-efficacy while minimizing environmental barriers. Further exploration is warranted to examine the relationship between body image discrepancy and physical activity in this population.
Melanie Komar-Samardzija; Lynne T Braun; Joyce K Keithley; Lauretta T Quinn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1745-7599     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Acad Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916634     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Nurse Pract     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-17     Citation Subset:  N    
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©2011 The Author(s) Journal compilation ©2011 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois  Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois  Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
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