Prevention and Management of Hypertension and Diabetes Using Social Capital and Physical Activity Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


The purpose of this study is to examine the association between physical activity adherence and social capital among uninsured primary care patients with or without hypertension and/or diabetes. Uninsured adults using a free clinic (N = 374) participated in a self-administered survey from January to April in 2016. The percentage of participants who were adherent to physical activity was low regardless of having hypertension and/or diabetes, or not. Individuals who reported a high sense of community were associated with a higher percentage of physical activity adherence. Good weight management was associated with less likelihood of physical activity adherence.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles