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Physico-Biochemical Activities Improve Chronic Diseases Conditions of Patients, at Oshakati Hospital, Namibia

Physico-biochemical activities improve patient’s quality of life and satisfaction with chronic disease prevention and management. The intention of the study was to investigate how physical activities prevent and improve chronic diseases on people living with chronic diseases. Further aim was to collect data that give evidence that physical activities are important for decreasing the rate of chronic diseases among people. The objectives of the study were to assess the impact of exercises on the prognosis of chronic health conditions, explore the knowledge patients on how physical activities benefits them. A qualitative descriptive study design was used to obtain the data. The population of the study was patients who are suffering from chronic life style diseases such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, asthma. An individual unstructured face to face interview of the participant (patients suffering from chronic diseases attending at IHO outpatient department) was done. Data analysis was done following the steps of qualitative data analysis. The Findings of the study shown that patients with chronic diseases who are physically active and do exercises have a better prognosis than those who are physically inactive. Most of the people become physically inactive as soon as they are diagnosed with chronic diseases, because most of them believe that being at rest most of the times prevents complications. Chronic lifestyle conditions at Intermediate Hospital Oshakati are common in patients who are less physically active. The researcher recommends that health care workers, should provide intensive health healthy lifestyle education to patients.

Physico-Biochemical, Prevention, Chronic Diseases

APA Style

Jacob, S., Natalia, H., Selm, U. (2024). Physico-Biochemical Activities Improve Chronic Diseases Conditions of Patients, at Oshakati Hospital, Namibia. Rehabilitation Science, 9(1), 1-5.

ACS Style

Jacob, S.; Natalia, H.; Selm, U. Physico-Biochemical Activities Improve Chronic Diseases Conditions of Patients, at Oshakati Hospital, Namibia. Rehabil. Sci. 2024, 9(1), 1-5. doi: 10.11648/

AMA Style

Jacob S, Natalia H, Selm U. Physico-Biochemical Activities Improve Chronic Diseases Conditions of Patients, at Oshakati Hospital, Namibia. Rehabil Sci. 2024;9(1):1-5. doi: 10.11648/

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