Effects of a RANS 30 Exercise Program on Diabetic Preventive Behavior, Body Mass Index, and Capillary Blood Glucose in Persons with Pre-diabetes

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Supichaya Wangpitipanit
Sangthong Terathongkum
Maliwan Pakpayak


This quasi-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design aimed at examining the effects of the RANS 30 Exercise Program on diabetic preventive behavior, body mass index, and capillary blood glucose for persons with pre-diabetes. The purposive participants selected using inclusion criteria were 30 persons with pre-diabetes receiving the RANS 30 (R=Resiliency, A=Autonomy, N=Nuture, S=Smart, 30=30 mins/day) Exercise Program integrating Self-efficacy Theory for eight weeks. The program included demonstration and return demonstration by trained nursing students using RANS 30 video developed by the researchers, knowledge of food exchange, and exercise assignment at home. Data were collected twice, before and immediately after the intervention, using the Diabetic Preventive Behavior Questionnaire, body mass index (BMI), and fasting capillary blood glucose. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and paired t-test. Results revealed that after the RANS 30 Exercise Program completed, the body mass index of the participants significantly decreased as compared to that before the program, but diabetic preventive behavior and capillary blood sugar were not significantly different from before the program. This research indicates that the exercise program assists to decrease in body mass index. Therefore, this program should be used to promote physical activity in the community. However, the study time should be extended to assess changes in diabetic preventive behavior and blood glucose levels.
Keywords: RANS 30 Exercise Program, Body mass index, Diabetic preventive behavior,Capillary blood glucose, Persons with pre-diabetes


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Wangpitipanit S, Terathongkum S, Pakpayak M. Effects of a RANS 30 Exercise Program on Diabetic Preventive Behavior, Body Mass Index, and Capillary Blood Glucose in Persons with Pre-diabetes. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2018Feb.19 [cited 2020Feb.18];23(3):358-70. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/80478
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Supichaya Wangpitipanit

Community Health Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, environmeatal health, and primary medical care.


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