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Physical activity and health-promoting practices among female medical students
Anum Sattar, Sarah Ehsan, Tahir Mahmood, Rabia Khalil, Sabiha Arshad
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This Cross sectional observational study was conducted to determine the level of physical activity and its association with health-promoting practices of female medical students at Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore from 11th January 2016 to 14th March 2016. In this study, over a sample of 158 students, Rapid Assessment of physical activity tool was used to check the level of physical activity and Health-promoting life style profile-II scale was used to measure the health promoting behaviors of the participants.
On Rapid Assessment of physical activity-I scale 5.1% females were scored as sedentary and 44.4% females were scored as active. The mean value of Rapid assessment of physical activity-I was suboptimal i.e. Mean±SD=4.74±1.89.The Average score of Health promoting lifestyle profile-II was 2.41±.404.Physical activity and health promoting practices showed weak correlation (p=0.41).
Conclusion: Female medical students were less physically active. Health promoting practices had no influence on physical activity level of females.
Keywords: Medical student, Female, Physical activity, Physical activity assessment, Life style, Health-promoting practices

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Sattar A, Ehsan S, Mahmood T, Khalil R, Arshad S. Physical activity and health-promoting practices among female medical students. Isra Med J. 2019; 11(4)-Part B: 334-337.

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