Physical Activity, Obesity, Nutritional Health and Quality of Life in Low-Income Hispanic Adults With Diabetes

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jie Hu, Associate Professor (Creator)
Anita S. Tesh, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs (Creator)
Debra C. Wallace, Associate Dean for Research and Daphine Doster Mastroianni Distinguished Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The study examined relationships among age, body mass index (BMI), physical activity, nutritional health, quality of life, and health-related quality of life in Hispanic adults with diabetes (N = 59) using the PRECEDE-PROCEED planning model as a framework. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews at clinics and communities. A regression model with predisposing factors (age, BMI), and behavior (nutritional health and physical activity) significantly predicted quality of life (R2 = 0.21, F = 3.63, p < .05) explaining 21% of variance. Physical activity and nutrition were the strongest predictors. Culturally competent intervention strategies must include factors that improve and enhance quality of life.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Community Health Nursing
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Diabetes, Insulin , Exercise, Latino, Hispanic, Diabetic, Body weight, Fitness