Physical Activity and Healthy Diet in Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
Performing vigorous physical activity and taking balanced diet are parts of healthy lifestyles of patients with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). This study aimed to describe the status of engagement with physical activity and a healthy diet, and their contributing factors. FH patients diagnosed using Dutch Lipid Clinic Network criteria were given validated questionnaires to assess sociodemography, illness characteristics, the status of engagement with physical activity and healthy diet, psychological elements, family support and level of barrier. Significant contributing factors were receiving treatment, level of barrier and intention for behavioural change. The findings may inform the strategy for lifestyle modification of patients with FH.
Keywords: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia; lifestyle; physical activity; healthy diet.
eISSN: 2514-7528 © 2020 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by- nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment- Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.