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The predictive value of quality of life and attitude towards orthopaedic shoes on the daily number of steps of diabetes patients with foot problems

Scholten, Anke (2021) The predictive value of quality of life and attitude towards orthopaedic shoes on the daily number of steps of diabetes patients with foot problems.

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Abstract:Physical activity is an important aspect for management of diabetes and regular physical activity can result in beneficial health effects for diabetes patients, such as reduction of diabetic foot problems. Unfortunately, adherence rates to physical activity recommendations in diabetes patients with and without diabetic foot problems are still low. Therefore, it is important to identify factors that potentially lead to increased or decreased physical activity rates in diabetes patients with foot problems. So far, less is known about the role of attitude towards orthopaedic shoes, and its influence on activity level therefore remains unclear. Furthermore, no data is available on how quality of life of diabetes patients could affect their activity level. Because of the beneficial health outcomes physical activity can have on diabetes, and the knowledge gaps about the role of attitude towards orthopaedic shoes, and quality of life on physical activity in diabetes patients with foot problems, the main research question of this study is: How does quality of life and attitude towards orthopaedic shoes at baseline predicts the physical activity level of diabetes patients with foot problems after 3 and 6 months?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86093
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