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SICARDO PINILLA, Enrique et al. Health-care counselling strategies for patients with diabetes and their relationship to physical activity and psychosocial profiles. Escritos de Psicología [online]. 2013, vol.6, n.2, pp.42-52. ISSN 1989-3809.

The aim of this study was to establish the relationship between health-related quality of life and level of physical activity in a sample population affected by diabetes mellitus type 2, and the rate, frequency, and duration of physical activity recommended by primary care physicians in this sample. A cross-sectional study was conducted that included 104 participants with diabetes mellitus type 2. The abovementioned variables were assessed using a questionnaire designed by the authors. We observed statistical differences in health related quality of life and physical activity regarding the recommended rate, frequency, and duration of physical activity. The results of the study highlight the need to increase and improve the level of physical activity, which is a cornerstone in the management of people with diabetes mellitus type 2.

Keywords : Health related quality of life; Physical Activity; Diabetes Mellitus Type 2; Healthcare Message on Physical Activity; Physical Activity Professional.

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