International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022


Immediate Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Grip Strength, Dexterity and Mental Well Being in Diabetic Individuals

Dr. Sagar Deshapnde | Dr Shradha Patil


Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is clinical syndrome which is characterized by an increase in plasma blood sugar. Hyperglycemia is responsible for diabetic specific microvascular complications affecting kidneys, peripheral neuropathy. Aerobic exercises are physical activities that help improve the distribution & consumption of oxygen throughout the body. These exercises improve peak oxygen uptake (V O2peak), skeletal muscle capillary density and, at a cellular level GLUT-4 transporter expression and muscle glycogen syntheses concentration. Thus our study aimed to compare the immediate effect of aerobic exercises on grip strength, dexterity & mental well being in diabetic individuals. Pre assessment of 40 participants (20 in each group) for grip strength by hand dynamometer, dexterity by 9 hole peg test & mental well-being byWarwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMBWS) was done. Experimental group which include type-2 diabetic individuals performed 40min of aerobic exercise at 40-60% of Max Heart rate). Control group performed non aerobic free exercises. The study concluded that aerobic exercise showed improvement in grip strength p value <0.02, dexterity p value < 0.01, mental status p value < 0.3, and reduce Glucose level p value < 0.048 immediately after single session of aerobic exercise in experimental group as compared to control ones.


Keywords: 9 hole peg test, Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale, dexterity


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,


Pages: 250 - 253


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