Young diabetic women from better-income family are less adhered to physical activity advices
Euro Health Care and Fitness Summit
September 01-03, 2015 Valencia, Spain

Hasina Shipra

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: Health Care: Current Reviews


Young people, both men and women around the world are increasingly being affected with diabetes. Mostly they find it difficult in following advices for diabetes treatment and management. In many populations, non-adherence to physical activity advices is a major concern. This study determined the extent of non-adherence to physical activity advices among young diabetic subjects (both men and women) and factors related to non-adherence. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 250 young diabetic patients attending BIRDEM (Bangladesh Institute of Research and Rehabilitation in Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders) hospital in Bangladesh. The study subjects were under a particular project by which the patients were provided with 100% free drugs. Data was collected through pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire and face to face interview with respondents. Data was analyzed using SPSS. A total number of 250 diabetic patients were selected as study subjects with mean±SD of age 22±6. Proportion of non-adherence to physical activity advices is found in half (50%). Factors affecting non-adherence to physical activity advices were found as, female gender (�?²/p =14.48/<0.0001), higher educational status of subject�??s father (�?²/p=2.4/<0.05) and upper-middle income family (�?²/p=9.063/<0.05). The findings show that, women are significantly more non-adherent than men. Higher educational and financial status is contributing to such non-adherence in Bangladesh. Special focus and alternative ways for physical activity is needed for women; especially, who are from better-income family.

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