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Section I: Weight, Diet and Exercise
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Section I: Weight, Diet and Exercise Module of 2003 Mail Survey On Diabetes
How would you describe your weight right now? Do you consider yourself: (Mark one.) .D Uncertain, can't say
Do you have a target or goal for what you would like your weight to be?
What is it?
During the past 12 months, have you tried to lose weight?
In the past 2 weeks, have you walked for exercise?
In the past 2 weeks, have you done moderately strenuous household chores, like scrubbing and vacuuming?
In the past 2 weeks, have you done moderately strenuous household chores like mowing or raking the lawn, shoveling snow, or working in the garden? (qxi9)
In the past 2 weeks, have you danced?
In the past 2 weeks, have you gone bowling? (qxi13)
In the past 2 weeks, have you participated in any regular exercise program such as stretching or strengthening exercise, swimming, or any other regular exercise program?
In the past 2 weeks, have you participated in any vigorous exercise, like running/jogging, biking, tennis, aerobic dance, or hiking?
Think about the walking you do outside your home. During the last week, about how many city blocks or their equivalents did you walk?
What is your usual pace? (Mark one.)
In the past two weeks, do you feel that you exercised about the right amount, less, or more than you would like? (Mark one.)
Which of the following are problems for you in getting enough exercise? (Circle one answer for each line.) It takes too much effort.
You don't believe it is useful.
You don't like to do it.
You have a health problem that makes it difficult.
You're too old.
There's no good place to exercise.
It makes your diabetes more difficult to control.
It's hard to find the time.
You have no one to exercise with.
How often do you have any problem with keeping your balance: (Circle one answer for each line.) When you are walking on a level surface
When you are dressing while standing
When you are standing with your eyes closed, such as in the shower
When you are walking down stairs
Do you ever feel dizzy or light-headed after standing up?
Have you fallen in the past 12 months? Falling includes falling on the ground or an uncontrolled fall into a chair, bed, or sofa.
If yes, how many times have you fallen in the past 12 months?