Physical activity of physiotherapy and dietetics students

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2016, Vol 22, Issue 1

Abstract

[b]Introduction.[/b] Physical activity is one of the needs of humans that generally affects the preservation and strengthening of health. [b]Objective.[/b] To assess physical activity of physiotherapy and dietetics students. [b]Materials and methods. [/b]The study included 100 students of physiotherapy and dietetics. An original questionnaire and International Physical Activity Questionnaire were used. [b]Results.[/b] 82% of respondents had normal weight. 82.5% undertook physical activity, mainly in order to maintain good physical form (69%). 75% did not practice any physical activity, mainly due to lack of willingness. The main forms of summer activities were walking (51.5%) and winter skating (38%). Most students rested when surfing the Internet (60%). There were no statistically significant differences in the case of obstacles to performing physical activity by students of physiotherapy and dietetics. There were no statistically significant differences in the frequency of physical activity between students of physiotherapy and dietetics. Generally, the average total physical activity of students was 3,014.5 MET – min./week±1,564.8. In walking, dietetics students were characterized by a higher mean value of MET min./week. 1,304.37±1,082.32, compared to physiotherapy students – MET-min./week. 1016±75 715.5. Respondents spent an average 73.9 minutes for 4.4 days a week in a vehicle during transport. [b]Conclusions.[/b] Most of the students practiced 2–3 times a week to maintain good health and improve their appearance. Most of the students reported a moderate level of physical activity.[b]Key words:[/b] students, dietetics, physiotherapy, physical activity

Authors and Affiliations

Justyna Kościuczuk, Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak, Bożena Okurowska-Zawada

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  • EP ID EP79530
  • DOI 10.5604/20834543.1198724
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Justyna Kościuczuk, Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak, Bożena Okurowska-Zawada (2016). Physical activity of physiotherapy and dietetics students. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 22(1), 51-58. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-79530