Effects of instruction on knowledge and practices of foot care in diabetics

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Walker, Sherrie K.
Ali, Nagia S.
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The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in physical selfconcept due to level of physical activity or the subject's frame of reference. Participants included female students in two HSC-160 courses and members of the Ball State University women's softball, field hockey, and basketball teams in the fall of 2000. The study was conducted using a demographic questionnaire, the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ), and a physical activity log. Subjects received instructions to complete the PSDQ comparing themselves to either someone more physically fit or less physically fit. Subjects chose one of three physical activity levels, nonparticipant, exercisers, or athlete, based on definitions given on the demographic questionnaire. Results of the study indicated that as the level of physical activity increased, so did physical self-concept scores. Results did not find a significant difference in frame of reference and level of physical activity.