What is it about?

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between self-reported physical activity (PA), exercise self-efficacy and body satisfaction in a sample of older adults with Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) classified in different stages of change.

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Why is it important?

This study takes into account the predictive value of exercise self-efficacy, body satisfaction, stage behaviour change, age, and duration of diabetes on PA levels in older adults with T2DM.


Our results indicate that body satisfaction is a weak predictor of PA levels, compared to self-efficacy and stages of change. Moreover, the study gives further support to the hypothesis of a linear relationship between stages of change and physical activity levels.

Marco Guicciardi
Universita degli Studi di Cagliari

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This page is a summary of: Type 2 diabetes mellitus, physical activity, exercise self-efficacy, and body satisfaction. An application of the transtheoretical model in older adults, Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, January 2014, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/21642850.2014.924858.
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