Candra Ahmadi, Yesi Hasneli, Rismadefi Woferst


Sports activities or physical exercise is useful as a controlling blood sugar levels and weight loss in
people with diabetes mellitus. This study aims to determine the factors associated with sports
activities of people with diabetes mellitus. The design of this research is descriptive correlation and
Cross Sectional approach. The sample of this research was 47 respondents taken based on the
inclusion criteria by using purposive sampling technique. The measuring tools used are
questionnaires that have been tested Valid and Reliabel. The analysis used is univariate analysis to
know the frequency distribution and bivariate to know the correlation (correlation) using Chi-Square
test. The result of the research shows that there is a correlation of knowledge with sports activity of
diabetes mellitus patient (p value 0.000 <α 0,05), no attitude relation with sport activity of diabetes
mellitus patient (p value = 0.317> α 0,05) with activity of diabetes mellitus (p value = 0,114> α 0,05)
and no relation of family support to sport activity of diabetes mellitus patient (p value = 0.359> α
0,05). Based on this research, it is suggested to people with diabetes mellitus to be able to increase
their knowledge about the importance of sports activity in the management of diabetes mellitus and to
health center as health facility to provide continuous information about sport activity and to make
sport activity program useful in diabetes mellitus management.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, related factors, sports activities

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