In the last years an increasing interest was manifested towards physical activity as tool to promote healthier lifestyles. Adults with diabetes are less prone to engage in regular exercise and when they adopt an active lifestyle are prone to disrupt it, before to gain some physical benefit or a psychological wellness. The present study analyses some useful predictors of exercise adherence as self efficacy and the physical self concept in a sample of 105 subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus (62 men and 43 women; mean age 53.08 years). Previous experience in motor activities and usual barriers against motor practice were also taken into account. Results show that perceived self-efficacy and barriers against exercise are the best predictors of a regular motor activity; while body image discriminates only between females who practice or not a physical activity.
|Titolo:||Esercizio fisico e salute nei diabetici di tipo 2. Una ricerca empirica sui costrutti di autoefficacia e concetto di Sé fisico|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Tipologia:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|