Research Article

Physical activity and health-related quality of life among physiotherapists in Hebron/West Bank

Mouath D Abushkadim, Akram Amro and Muntaser S Ahmad*

Published: 13 July, 2020 | Volume 4 - Issue 2 | Pages: 022-027

Introduction: Physical activity (PA) directly affects Health-related quality of life. The aim of the study was to establish the relationship between physical activity levels of physiotherapists and their physical activity promotion strategies. in Hebron/West Bank.

Method: The study relied on cross-section, which included 150 PTs distributed over 42 centers of Hebron areas in Palestine country. The questionnaire is based on Likert scale items pentagonal level, which included several aspects of Health-related quality of life. Statistical analysis was used to test the associations between different categorical variables (p < 0.05).

Results: of total 150 participants, most of them were male 56%, their ages ranged from 25-30 years (46%), and holding bachelor’s degrees 78%. About 60% of them are in good physical health. Most participants feel vitality, depression, quit, have energy, and are happy in the most of the time. In addition, most of them believe their health is similar to that of the members of the surrounding community. The study showed there is no relationship between general health and age except in the age group over 40 years, and females are the most exposed group. In addition, there is an influence relationship between physical and psychological with age, and this effect also includes females more than males.

Conclusion: Physical functioning of most of the participants was good, while most of the participants had problems with their work and the major effect was on the female category.

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Physical activity; Physical functioning; Physical and psychological health; HRQOL


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