Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)
Prevalence of poor core strength in subjects with type -2 diabetes mellitus along with hypertension
Author(s): Dipti kadam, Sneha Katke
Abstract: Introduction: Many activites require complex co-ordination between the upper and lower extremities. The core functions as a certral link between the upper and lower extremities and stability of this region is proposed to be a requisite25. Measurement of core muscular strength is therefore essential, so my study is to find out prevalence of poor core strength in subjects with type2 diabetes mellitus along with hypertension1. Aim and objective: To find out and to assess the prevalence of poor core strength in subjects having diabetes along with hypertension via pressure measurement using aneroid sphygmomanometer. Material and Methods: Primary data collection was done from tertiary health care centres in miraj using non-randomised sampling. 50 type 2 diabetic and hypertensive subjects between the age group of 40-65 years were screened based on the selection criteria. Demographic data were recorded along with general assessment and investigations including blood glucose level and blood pressure. The scores of the core strength using aneroid sphygmomanometer were recorded and data were anlysed. Results: The result of the study showed a statistical significance in the core strength (p=0.05) using aneroid sphygmomanometer in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus along with hypertension. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a good prevalence of poor core muscle strength in subjects with type 2 diabetes along with hypertension.