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Title: Self-efficacy to engage in physical activity and overcome barriers, sedentary behavior, and their relation to body mass index among elderly Indonesians with diabetes
Authors: Qonita Rachmah
Stefania Widya Setyaningtyas
Mahmud Aditya Rifqi
Diah Indriani
Triska Susila Nindya
Hario Megatsari
Trias Mahmudiono
Wantanee Kriengsinyos
Universitas Airlangga
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2019
Citation: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Vol.52, No.4 (2019), 242-249
Abstract: © 2019 The Korean Society for Preventive Medicine. Objectives: Elderly individuals with diabetes should maintain a normal body mass index (BMI) to help control their blood glucose levels. This study investigated barriers to physical activity (PA), self-efficacy to overcome those barriers, and PA self-efficacy among elderly individuals with diabetes in relation to BMI. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 56 participants. Data were collected by a questionnaire interview and direct measurements for anthropometric data. PA self-efficacy was measured using 8 questions describing different levels of PA, where participants rated the strength of their belief that they could engage in that activity. Self-efficacy to overcome barriers was measured using 10 questions capturing participants' confidence in their ability to engage in PA despite different possible barriers. Mean scores for these parameters were analyzed using the chi-square test and the independent t-test. Results: In total, 89.3% of participants had a low PA level and 58.9% had more than 3 hours of sedentary activity per day. Furthermore, 55.4% were obese and 14.3% were overweight. The mean scores for PA self-efficacy and self-efficacy to overcome barriers were 59.1±26.4 and 52.5±13.8, respectively. PA level was related to BMI (p<0.001; r=0.116) and sedentary activity (p<0.05; r=0.274). PA self-efficacy and age were not related to BMI. Barriers to PA were associated with PA levels (p<0.05). Conclusions: Physical inactivity was a major problem in elderly individuals with diabetes, and was correlated with higher BMI. Lower levels of PA might be mediated by sedentary activity.
ISSN: 19758375
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2019

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