Which exercise type is more effective for diabetic patients?

Which exercise type is more effective for diabetic patients?

Journal

  • Journal title: Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences
  • ISSN: 2350-0964 (print) 2349-0659 (online)
  • Publisher: IJPMR Publishing Press, India.
  • Country of publisher: india
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2019/Sep/29

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Medicine, Health and Wellness
  • Publisher's keywords: Exercise, Physical performance, Physiological cost index, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF
  • Time From Submission to Publication: 6

AUTHORS

    Başar Öztürk

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ABSTRACT

Background: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a widespread worldwide disease. Exercise therapy is an effective method but which exercise types are more effective is an important question. Objectives: This study was designed to compare the effects of three different exercise programs on physical function and quality of life in Type 2 DM. Method: Forty-two patients with Type 2 DM participated in the study. The patients were randomly assigned to three groups. Client based exercises in accordance with physiotherapy assessment were applied to group 1 (aged 51.42±4.60 years; body mass index 35.28±4.21 kg/m² kg/m²), Clinical Plates exercises were applied to group 2 (aged 53.07 ±5.12 years; body mass index 35.56±4.83 kg/m²) and a standard program including calisthenic exercises were applied to group 3 for 12 weeks, 3 days a week. 6 minutes walk test (6 MWT) and physiological cost index (PCI), timed up and go test (TUG) and SF-36 quality of life questionnaire were performed before and after the 12-week exercise program. Results: Intra-group comparison of pre-post treatment values showed that in the first group, there were significant differences after treatment in TUG, 6 MWT, PCI, body mass index and SF-36. Moreover, inter-group comparison showed that there were significant differences in TUG, 6 MWT, PCI and SF-36 compared to other groups in first group (p<0.05). Conclusion: These results confirm that, client based exercise protocol is more effective than other exercise protocols in terms of quality of life and physical performance. So this exercise protocol may be a beneficial alternative.

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