Physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study

Background: Physical activity is associated with health-related quality of life in general population with and without chronic conditions, but little is known, whether and how, this relationship exists in hypertensive and diabetes patients, especially in Malaysia. Thus, this cross-sectional study wa...

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Main Authors: Khaw, Wan Fei, Syed Hassan, Syed Tajuddin, Abdul Latiff, Latiffah
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Language:English
Published: Community Health Society Malaysia 2017
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56802/1/Physical%20activity%20and%20quality%20of%20life%20of%20hypertensive%20patients%20with%20and%20without%20diabetes%20a%20cross-sectional%20study.pdf
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:56802 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56802/ Physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study Khaw, Wan Fei Syed Hassan, Syed Tajuddin Abdul Latiff, Latiffah Background: Physical activity is associated with health-related quality of life in general population with and without chronic conditions, but little is known, whether and how, this relationship exists in hypertensive and diabetes patients, especially in Malaysia. Thus, this cross-sectional study was primarily to determine if and how physical activity was related to hypertensive patients with and without diabetes. Materials and Methods: The sample consisted of 260 hypertensive patients receiving treatment in Hospital Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Participants completed measures of physical activity and quality of life questionnaires. The multiple analysis of covariance was used to examine the effects of physical activity on the quality of life scores. Result: Subjects were divided into physically active group (n=139) and a physically inactive group (n=121). Of these, 40% were diagnosed without diabetes mellitus and 60% were patients with diabetes. Respondents in the hypertension with diabetes group were older, had lower educational level, and more were unemployed than those hypertensive without diabetes. The quality of life scores were significantly different comparing physically active and inactive subjects. The presence of diabetes contributed to higher differences in quality of life scores. Higher physical activity was positively associated with higher quality of life measures in both physical and mental domains. Conclusion: Higher levels of physical activity may improve quality of life in both hypertensive patients with and without diabetes. Therefore, incorporating more physical activities into the lifestyle of hypertensive patients, may improve their quality of life and prevent complications. Community Health Society Malaysia 2017 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56802/1/Physical%20activity%20and%20quality%20of%20life%20of%20hypertensive%20patients%20with%20and%20without%20diabetes%20a%20cross-sectional%20study.pdf Khaw, Wan Fei and Syed Hassan, Syed Tajuddin and Abdul Latiff, Latiffah (2017) Physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, 4 (3). pp. 76-88. ISSN 2289-7577 http://publichealthmy.org/ejournal/ojs2/index.php/ijphcs/article/view/426
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description Background: Physical activity is associated with health-related quality of life in general population with and without chronic conditions, but little is known, whether and how, this relationship exists in hypertensive and diabetes patients, especially in Malaysia. Thus, this cross-sectional study was primarily to determine if and how physical activity was related to hypertensive patients with and without diabetes. Materials and Methods: The sample consisted of 260 hypertensive patients receiving treatment in Hospital Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. Participants completed measures of physical activity and quality of life questionnaires. The multiple analysis of covariance was used to examine the effects of physical activity on the quality of life scores. Result: Subjects were divided into physically active group (n=139) and a physically inactive group (n=121). Of these, 40% were diagnosed without diabetes mellitus and 60% were patients with diabetes. Respondents in the hypertension with diabetes group were older, had lower educational level, and more were unemployed than those hypertensive without diabetes. The quality of life scores were significantly different comparing physically active and inactive subjects. The presence of diabetes contributed to higher differences in quality of life scores. Higher physical activity was positively associated with higher quality of life measures in both physical and mental domains. Conclusion: Higher levels of physical activity may improve quality of life in both hypertensive patients with and without diabetes. Therefore, incorporating more physical activities into the lifestyle of hypertensive patients, may improve their quality of life and prevent complications.
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author Khaw, Wan Fei
Syed Hassan, Syed Tajuddin
Abdul Latiff, Latiffah
spellingShingle Khaw, Wan Fei
Syed Hassan, Syed Tajuddin
Abdul Latiff, Latiffah
Physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study
author_facet Khaw, Wan Fei
Syed Hassan, Syed Tajuddin
Abdul Latiff, Latiffah
author_sort Khaw, Wan Fei
title Physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study
title_short Physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study
title_full Physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study
title_fullStr Physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study
title_full_unstemmed Physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study
title_sort physical activity and quality of life of hypertensive patients with and without diabetes: a cross-sectional study
publisher Community Health Society Malaysia
publishDate 2017
url http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/56802/1/Physical%20activity%20and%20quality%20of%20life%20of%20hypertensive%20patients%20with%20and%20without%20diabetes%20a%20cross-sectional%20study.pdf
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