Volume 17, Issue 3 (October 2010)                   J Birjand Univ Med Sci. 2010, 17(3): 170-179 | Back to browse issues page

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Shamsi M, Sharifirad G, Kachoue A, Hassanzadeh A. The effect of walking educational program on knowledge, attitude, performance, and blood sugar in women with type II diabetes. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2010; 17 (3) :170-179
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-740-en.html
1- Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. , sharifirad@hlth.mui.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Physical activity is considered to be effective in prevention and modification of diabetes mellitus. This research aimed at identifying the effects of an educational program of walking training on outlook knowledge, attitude and performance of women with diabetes type II.
Materials and Methods: In this intervention and quasi-experimental study, 88 women suffering from diabetes type II were enrolled. The tools for gathering data were a questionnaire and checklist completed via interview before and 3 months after training interference. Finally, data were analyzed using chi-square, t-test and paired t-test.
Results: Before interfering, the mean score of knowledge and view in each two groups, case and control, was in average level and mean performance score regarding correct walking was less than average. After interference and 3 months of perseverance, the mean score of a wariness, view, and performance regarding the correct way of walking increased (P < 0.05) also the minutes spent on hiking with average and heavy extents in the case group increased significantly (P < 0.05) average blood sugar level before breakfast and glycoside hemoglobin was significantly reduced too (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: The finding of this study show the importance of walking training toward increasing of knowledge, outlook, and correct performance concerning walking and better control of blood sugar of women suffering from diabetes type II. We recommend regular walking in these patients.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Received: 2010/11/29 | Accepted: 2016/03/10 | Published: 2016/03/10

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