Perceived barriers to physical activity behaviour among patients with diabetes and hypertension in Kosovo: a qualitative study

Ariana Bytyci Katanolli, Nicole Probst-Hensch, Katrina Ann Obas, Jana Gerold, Manfred Zahorka, Naim Jerliu, Qamile Ramadani, Nicu Fota & Sonja Merten
Abstract Background In a cohort of primary health care users across Kosovo (KOSCO cohort), high rates and poor control of diabetes and hypertension were observed. These conditions can be prevented and better controlled by adapting to a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity is an important target, as inactivity and related obesity were very prevalent in the KOSCO cohort. This qualitative study aims to identify individual and structural barriers to physical activity perceived by patients with diabetes...
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