Unhealthy Weight, Low Physical Activity, and Unhealthful Dietary Practices Among Chinese Gallstone Patients


  • Tong Wu Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Achara Sukonthasarn Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Suparat Wangsrikhun Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University


prevalence, unhealthy weight, low physical activity, unhealthful dietary practices, Chinese gallstone patients


A descriptive research design was used in this study to explore unhealthy weight, low physical activity, and unhealthful dietary practices among Chinese gallstone patients in Lincang City, Yunnan Province, the People’s Republic of China. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 324 participants from the People’s Hospital of Lincang and the Second People’s Hospital of Lincang from April, 2020 to June, 2020. Measurement tools included: 1) Demographic Data Record Form; 2) the Body Mass Index (BMI) record form; 3) International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ); and 4) Start The Conversation: Diet (STC). The translation and back translation method were used to ensure quality of the Chinese version. The test-retest reliability for the IPAQ and STC were 0.84 and 0.71, respectively. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the demographic characteristics, as well as the prevalence of unhealthy weight, low physical activity, and unhealthful dietary practices of the participants. Results of this study revealed that the prevalence of Chinese gallstone patients who had unhealthy weight, low physical activity level, and unhealthful dietary practices were 72.84%, 70.06% and 30.86%, respectively. Results from this study confirmed high prevalence of unhealthy weight, low physical activity, and unhealthful dietary practices among Chinese gallstone patients in Lincang City, Yunnan Province, the PRC. Gallstone risk screening and prevention measures can be made possible through these findings.


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