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Barriers to lifestyle modification compliance among type 2 diabetic patients in Lesotho

Show simple item record Tsosane, Malefu Mahlelehlele, Bokang Amelia Murandu, Moses 2023-02-23T07:19:34Z 2023-02-23T07:19:34Z 2023-02-02
dc.identifier.issn 2639-9474
dc.description.abstract Diabetes mellitus (DM) has been considered a serious long-term condition which is one of the top 10 causes of death among adults and it has got a major impact on lives and well-being of individuals, families and societies. The most common type of DM in Africa is Type2 (T2DM). Diabetes being a major problem worldwide, healthy eating coupled with regular physical activity help in achieving a good glycemic control as well as delaying and reducing the onset of commonest diabetes complications. The current study aimed at exploring the barrier to lifestyle modification compliance among type 2 diabetic clients at Paki health center Lesotho. In this study, a quantitative descriptive design was applied in exploring the barriers of compliance to lifestyle modifications (diabetes selfmanagement) among adults with type 2 diabetes. Data was collected using semi-structured questionnaires, which were administered to 40 study participants who were purposively selected for inclusion into study. The study revealed that among other factors, financial constraints 21participants (52.5%) is associated with noncompliance to healthy eating habits. Other reasons from non-compliance to healthy eating were identified as absence of written instructions, sickness, lack of stamina to exercise, laziness and lack of access to physical activity facilities with percentages 85%, 65%, 50% and 40% respectively. Thus, study findings reveal needs for continuous health education on health benefits of healthy eating habits and physical activity. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Wolverhampton en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nursing and primary care;
dc.subject Barries, lifestyle modification, compliance, diabetes mellitus en
dc.title Barriers to lifestyle modification compliance among type 2 diabetic patients in Lesotho en
dc.type Article en

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