Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Barriers to Physical Activity

Aditama, Lisa and Rahmawati, Dewi and Parfati, Nani and Pratidina S, Astrid (2015) Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Barriers to Physical Activity. The Indonesian Biomedical Journal, 7 (1). pp. 43-48. ISSN 2355-9179

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BACKGROUND: The prevalence of obesity is increasing and tends to be higher in adult population groups who are also more educated and employed as a civil/military/police/oficers. This study aims to analyze cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, perceptions about physical activity and barriers experienced to perform physical activity, also stage of change to physical activity. METHODS: The study design was an observational study, use qualitative methods with in-depth interviews and quantitative analysis CVD risk also stage of change to physical activity questionnaire. RESULTS: Framingham 10-years CVD risk of obese men in University of Surabaya was 11.97% (1.70 to 29.90) Abstract Introduction Obesity is a complex multifactorial chronic disease that develops from the interaction of genotype and environment. Obesity is essentially occurs from an imbalance between sedentary lifestyle with a high dietary intake of calories.(1) The prevalence of obesity is higher in the group of the adult population more educated, and employees as a civil/military/police/oficers.(2) Men have a greater risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than premenopausal women, but a woman's risk factors will increase ive to ten years based on lipid proile, and 13.90% (2.30 to 30.00) based on body mass index. Perception of obese men in University of Surabaya regarding physical activity had indings several barriers that can be grouped into time constraint, facility constraint, low motivation, and knowledge about physical activities. CONCLUSION: In this study we found that 10-years CVD risk of obese men in University of Surabaya can be categorized as medium risk. There are several barriers regarding life style modiication for physical activity and exercise, whereas the subjects included in this study are quite ready to start the program, but improvement for the readiness before starting the program will still be needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CVD risk, obese men, physical activity
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2015 03:20
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2018 07:50

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