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Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n20 p56-67 2016

Background: Psychology has also proven to be helpful in developing and evaluating diabetes prevention programs, aimed at helping persons at risk for diabetes to achieve lasting lifestyle changes. There are psychological and chemical advantages of doing physical exercise over eating. Nurses caring for patients with diabetes need to be working towards the same objectives, therefore determining priorities for managing their condition are important aspects of care. Aim: this study aimed to assess the effect of the psycho-motor program on sugar level in the blood among the elderly. Setting: the Internal Medicine and, Diabetes & Endocrinology of the University Hospital, Dar El-Khar & Baraka, Dar El-Halala Al-Ahmer and El- Noer & El-Amal in the Beni Suef Center at Beni Suef Governorate. Subjects: A sample of convenience of 150 patients of the diabetic elderly recruited from four places. Tools: Data were one tool consisting of three parts, socio-demographic questionnaire, the psychological pressures questionnaire and Life satisfaction scale. The results: The findings of this study indicated that, application of the program leads to reduced levels of fasting and cumulative blood sugar. Conclusion: Based on the findings of the present study, it can be concluded that, It shows that there were many statistically significant associations between, reduction of blood glucose level; reduce the duration of walking 2 km and life satisfaction.

Descriptors: Diabetes, Prevention, Older Adults, Life Style, Exercise Physiology, Physical Activities, Questionnaires, Life Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Quasiexperimental Design, Psychological Patterns, Likert Scales, Mental Health, Intervention, Individual Characteristics, Nurses, Probability

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Autor: El Azzab, Saida; Ibrahim, Mohamed; Ahmed, Thoraya


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