Distress and Quality of Life among Type II Diabetic Patients: Role of physical activity

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Devaraju Kadari
Gadiraju Padmaja
Binod Rajak


This study measures the distress and Quality of Life (QoL) among people with type II diabetics in relation to physical exercise.  The study was conducted using diabetic participants chosen from various hospitals, aerobic centres, playgrounds and gyms in the city of Hyderabad in India.  The participants were divided into two groups – group 1 comprising people who did not adopt physical activity as part of their diabetes management strategy and group 2 comprising people who engaged in physical activity. A quasi-experimental study was performed on both groups employing purposive and snowball sampling methods. Pearson r showed that distress is negatively correlated with QoL among type II diabetics in both groups. Independent t-test indicated that participants in group 2 showed better QoL and lower levels of distress compared to their counterparts in group 1.

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Kadari , D., Padmaja, G., & Rajak, B. . (2021). Distress and Quality of Life among Type II Diabetic Patients: Role of physical activity. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 16(1), 64-74. https://doi.org/10.24083/apjhm.v16i1.569
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Devaraju Kadari , Department of Psychology, Osmania University, India

PhD scholar at Department of Psychology, Osmania University.
IMSc graduate in Health Psychology from the University of Hyderabad, and having more than 3 years of clinical experience and did many projects.

Gadiraju Padmaja, Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad, India

Associate Professor, Centre for Health Psychology,  School of Medical Sciences at the University of Hyderabad, India 

Binod Rajak, School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad, India

Doctoral scholar at the School of Management Studies, the University of Hyderabad, he holds a master in Personnel Management & Industrial Relation from Patna University. His interest area of research is family Incivility, Emotional labour, Job Satisfaction, Employee engagement.