Lack of infrastructure, social and cultural factors limit physical activity among patients with type 2 diabetes in rural Sri Lanka, a qualitative study

@inproceedings{Medagama2018LackOI,
  title={Lack of infrastructure, social and cultural factors limit physical activity among patients with type 2 diabetes in rural Sri Lanka, a qualitative study},
  author={Arjuna Medagama and Manoj Prasanna Galgomuwa},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2018}
}
INTRODUCTION South Asians have high prevalence of diabetes, increased cardiovascular risk and low levels of physical activity (PA). Reasons for low levels of PA have not previously been explored among Asians living within their endogenous environment. This qualitative study was performed to explore the contextual reasons that limited PA among type 2 diabetic patients living in a rural community. METHODS Purposeful sampling recruited 40 participants with long standing type 2 diabetes for this… CONTINUE READING

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