Associations between physical activity patterns and quality of life in persons with type 2 diabetes: A cross sectional study

Ulric Sena Abonie*, Ama Kissiwaa Ofori‐Ampomah, Vincent Makinyi, Raphael Aseye Addo, Laureen Kumah

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Abstract

Background: Type 2 diabetes is a major health problem globally and particularly in Ghana. Regular physical activity is important in the management of type 2 diabetes and in improving quality of life of persons with type 2 diabetes. However, there is a lack of data reporting on how physical activity relate to quality of life in persons with diabetes in Ghana. This study explored how physical activity patterns relate to quality of life in persons with type 2 diabetes from a major tertiary hospital in Ghana. Methods: One hundred and twenty-one (121) persons with type 2 diabetes (age, 30–60 years) filled in questionnaires on their physical activity patterns (time spent in sitting, walking, moderate-intensity activities, and vigorous-intensity activities) and quality of life (diabetes control, anxiety and worry, social burden, sexual functioning, energy and mobility). The relationships between the variables were examined using spearman correlation. Results: Time spent in sitting, walking, moderate-intensity activities and vigorous-intensity activities were 1677.7±401.5min, 464.1±296.0MET-min, 241.2±65.8MET-min and 1956.5±1251.0MET-min respectively. Walking was negatively related to energy and mobility (r = -.48, p
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0290825
Number of pages9
JournalPLoS One
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2023

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