Physical Activity of Medical and Nonmedical University Students‏

Shirvani, Mina. and Shahbazi, Sara. and Heidari, Mohammad. and Ghodusi Borujeni, Mansooreh. (2013) Physical Activity of Medical and Nonmedical University Students‏. Archives Des Sciences, 66 (2).


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Background: The role of regular and contagious physical activity are widely recognized in decreases the risk of coronary heart disease, various cancers, obesity, osteoporosis and other health problems. Because investigations suggest that physical activity levels fall significantly during the period between adolescence and adulthood, there is considerable concern about youth physical activity. Since university students represent a significant sector of young adults and form a prominent sector of society from which the policy makers, their physical activities are of particular interest. The present study was carried out and compared physical activity status among Tabriz medical and nonmedical sciences university students. Methods: A descriptive comparative design was carried out with 384 Tabriz medical and 384 nonmedical science university students. Data concerning demographic and physical activity variables were collected by a self reported questionnaire. Independent sample t-test were conducted to compare of mean scores of physical activity and two way ANOVA test were conducted to determine whether socio demographic variables were associated with physical activity. Results: The finding study showed that 39.8% of medical and 37.2% of nonmedical science university students had risky physical activity status and only 6.5% of medical and 5.9% of nonmedical science university students had good risky physical activity status. No significant differences between mean scores of physical activity among two groups. 81.3% of medical and 85.2% of nonmedical science university students had tend to increase levels of their physical activity. Conclusions: It can be concluded that both medical and nonmedical science university students did have not appropriate condition regarding to physical activity and medical science students education and training had no influenced on physical activity of medical science university students. Therefore, universities should implement programs to increase student’s level of physical activity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Physical Activity, Students, University
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions > W.20.55 H9 special topics A-Z (Human expenmentation)
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
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Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2017 04:47
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2018 10:31

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