The LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH HB LEVEL AMONG STUDENTS IN TWIN CITIES

  • Khadija Shiraz Khan Isra Institute of rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan
  • Azka Kainat Isra Institute of rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan
  • Mehwish Ilyas Department of Physical Therapy, Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Rawalpindi
  • Hamza Imtiaz Isra Institute of rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan
  • Danish Raouf Institute of Medical Rehabilitation (IMR), Islamabad Pakistan
  • Anam Aftab Faculty of Rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University, Islamabad Pakistan

Abstract

Objective: to evaluate the physical activity and its association with hemoglobin concentration among undergraduate students. Method and materials: A cross-sectional correlational study was conducted on n=400 undergraduate students, between 18-25 years, of Isra Institute Rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Islamabad. The Hemoglobin (Hb) concentration was evaluated through the hemoglobin-meter and physical activity through the International Physical Activity Questionnaires (IPAQ-SF7). The Pearson product-moment correlation was used to find correlation between physical activity and Hb concentration. Results: The mean age of study participants was 21.10±1.76 years.  A total of n=88(22) participants had low level of physical activity, n=185(46.25) participants had moderate level of physical activity and n=127(31.75) participants had vigorous physical activity. There was weak positive correlation (r=0.155, p=0.002) between PA and Hb level. Conclusion: It was concluded that that increased level of physical activity or prolong sitting may improve or lower the Hb concentration respectively.

Author Biographies

Khadija Shiraz Khan, Isra Institute of rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan

Rehab House Officer

Azka Kainat, Isra Institute of rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan

Rehab House officer

Mehwish Ilyas, Department of Physical Therapy, Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Rawalpindi

Internee Physical Therapist

Hamza Imtiaz, Isra Institute of rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Islamabad Campus, Pakistan

Rehab House Officer

Danish Raouf, Institute of Medical Rehabilitation (IMR), Islamabad Pakistan

Physical Therapist

Anam Aftab, Faculty of Rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University, Islamabad Pakistan

Assistant Professor

Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
KHAN, Khadija Shiraz et al. The LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH HB LEVEL AMONG STUDENTS IN TWIN CITIES. The Rehabilitation Journal, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 01, june 2020. ISSN 2521-3458. Available at: <http://trjournal.org/index.php/TRJ/article/view/42>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2020.