LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH HB LEVEL AMONG DPT STUDENTS

soi:21-2017/re-trjvol04iss01p155

  • 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 & School of Rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences, Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the level of physical activity and its association with hemoglobin level among undergraduate students. Method and materials: A cross-sectional study was conducted on undergraduate students of Isra Institute Rehabilitation Sciences, Isra University Islamabad. The undergraduate students between 18-25 years were included in the study. The hemoglobin level was evaluated through the hemoglobin-meter and physical activity through the International Physical Activity Questionnaires IPAQ-SF-7. The Pearson product-moment correlation was used to find association between physical activity and hemoglobin level. Results: The mean age of study participants was 21.10±1.76. Of the 400 participants, 22% participants had low level of physical activity, 46.25% participants had moderate level of physical activity and 31.75% participants had vigorous physical activity. The time spent in vigorous and moderate physical activity was significantly associated with the hemoglobin level (p<0.05) and sitting was negatively correlated with Hb (p<0.05). Conclusion: It was concluded that that levels of physical activity was significantly associated with the hemoglobin level.


Keywords: Physical activity, hemoglobin, anemia.

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 & School of Rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences, Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Senior Physical Therapist & HOD Academics

Published
2020-06-30
How to Cite
KHAN, Khadija Shiraz et al. LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH HB LEVEL AMONG DPT STUDENTS. The Rehabilitation Journal, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 01, p. 155-158, june 2020. ISSN 2521-3458. Available at: <http://trjournal.org/index.php/TRJ/article/view/42>. Date accessed: 29 oct. 2020.