Determinants for Healthy Lifestyle of Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

Authors

  • Salmi Razali Department of Psychiatry; Institute of Pathology, Laboratory and Forensic Medicine (I-PPerForM), Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Bee Wah Yap Advanced Analytics Engineering Centre, Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Yung An Chua Institute of Pathology, Laboratory and Forensic Medicine (I-PPerForM), Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Hapizah M Nawawi Institute of Pathology, Laboratory and Forensic Medicine (I-PPerForM) Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2335

Abstract

Lifestyle modification is a pivotal intervention for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). This study aims to describe the lifestyles (physical activity and healthy diet) and their associations with sociodemography, illness characteristics, psychological elements, family support and level of barrier. 100 participants were given Pro forma questionnaires to assess sociodemography and illness characteristics. The lifestyles, psychological elements, family support and level of barrier were assessed using the Theory of Planned Behaviour questionnaire. The determinants of healthy lifestyles include the status of receiving treatment, level of barrier and intention for behavioural change. The findings may inform the strategy for lifestyle modification of FH patients.

Keywords: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia; lifestyle; physical activity; healthy diet.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 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.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2335

Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

Razali, S. ., Yap , B. W., Chua , Y. A., & M Nawawi, H. . (2020). Determinants for Healthy Lifestyle of Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 75-81. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2335

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