Relationship of Physical Activity to A1C in Mexican American Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe main purpose of this DNP project was to understand the relationship between physical activity and A1C levels in Mexican- American adults with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. This project also determined how many of the participants achieved the recommended physical activity goal and whether there was a difference between physical activity measured by International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and physical activity measured by a pedometer. Another aim of this study was to determine the relationship between physical activity and body mass index (BMI) in this sample. The expected results of the primary questions were to have a negative correlation between physical activity measured with IPAQ and pedometer to A1C; however the results were not statistically significant. There was a difference between activity measured through IPAQ and pedometer however that wasn't statistically significant. With the results of this project, practitioners will be able to understand the importance of physical activity in management of Type 2 diabetic Mexican American population and also direct ideas for future research on the role of physical activity in diabetic management.
Degree ProgramGraduate College