Predictors of physical activity in adults with type 2 diabetes

Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Linda Trinh, Kerry S. Courneya, Nandini Karunamuni, Ronald J. Sigal

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Objectives: To determine demographic, medical, social cognitive, and environmental predictorsof aerobic physical activity and resistance training in a population sample of adults with type 2 diabetes. Methods: Two hundred forty-four (244) participants completed questionnaires with a 3-month follow-up. Multiple and logistic regression models examined predictors of aerobic activity and resistance training. Results: Several factors were associated with higher levels of both aerobic physical activity and resistance training; self-efficacy was the strongest predictor for both modesof activity. Conclusions: The findings can guide physical activity promotion interventions and programs for this population, profiling those who are least active.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-370
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican journal of health behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2011


  • Environment
  • Physical activity
  • Resistance training
  • Social cognitive theory
  • Type 2 diabetes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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