7th Metabolic Syndrome Symposium, Antalya, Turkey, 29 April - 02 May 2010, vol.11, pp.472
Introduction: Walking and walking based ambulatory activities are fundamental daily activities for Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) patients. Our aim was to determine the ambulatory activity level of MetS patients by using International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) in this study. Patients and Methods: Twenty-two patients between 30–78 years old (mean age 51.5 ± 11.88; F/M:2/20) who have metabolic syndrome criteria were recruited to the study. Participants’ height was 159. 91 ± 8.79 cm (145–182) and weight was 95.32 ± 14.94 kg (75–135). Walking and walking based ambulatory activities including leisure time physical activity (PA), domestic and gardening (yard) activities, work-related PA, transport-related PA were assessed on 22 MetS patients by IPAQ in face to face format. Results: Patients were worked on 5.12 day/week with average of 9 hr/day. They were sitted for 2.67 hr/day (1–6). Their stairs average was 5.47. They were walked 4.5 day/week and 48 min/ day for the sport-related activities.Transportation-based walking was found as 3.93day/week and 39.06 min/day for last five years. Standing and walking-based cleaning activities were 3.13 day/ week and 137 min/day whereas they were 1.8 day/weekend and 133 min/day at the weekend. Ambulation for shopping was 2.58 day/week and 72 min/day whereas these values were 1.42 day and 80 min at the weekend. Discussion: According to IPAQ scoring protocol; patients’ categorical classification was showed low level physical activity. This finding may link to the patients’ obesity and DM status. Conclusion: That’s why we plan to a randomized controlled research on MetS, MetS+DM patients and healthy controls to isolate MetS’s physical activity level exactly and design clinically effective PA protocols.