The objective of the study was to determine the level of Physical Activity among T1DM and explore the association of Physical Activity with Anthropometric Measures.
The Cross-sectional descriptive study conducted in an urban setup had 36 T1DM participants between ages of 18-45 years.
Anthropometric parameters including Height, Weight, Waist and Hip Circumference, Waist to Hip Ratio were measured and Bio Impedance Analysis was used to assess Body Composition. Glycated Hemoglobin of the participants was reported. International Physical Activity Questionnaire - Short form modified version was administered to the participants to determine the level of Physical Activity performed. Statistical Methods including One Way ANOVA with post hoc Tukey’s test and Pearson’s Correlation test was used to analyze the data.
The Cross-Sectional study on 17 (47.20%) male and 19 (52.80%) female participants had analyzed the Anthropometric parameters, Body Composition and HbA1c between both the genders. The mean Metabolic Equivalents of 1737.28 ± 1250.64 Kcal/kg/hour (n=36) was found to be higher in Males than Females. There was no significant statistical correlation between Physical Activity Level and Anthropometric Parameters.