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  • J Nov Physiother 2018, Vol 8(3): 390
  • DOI: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000390

Prevalence of Physical Inactivity in Students of Sargodha Medical College

Farjad Afzal*, Akhtar Rasul, Ayesha Basharat, Syeda Aiman Zahra, Rubia Ahmed Khan, Momina Shahbaz, Nayab Shahid, Basma Khan, Sana Ahmad Din, Shanza Raza, Mehru Nisa and Sidra Zia
Sargodha Medical College, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author : Farjad Afzal, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Sargodha Medical College, University of Sargodha, Faisal Abad Road Sargodha, 5400, Pakistan, Tel: 03324861459; 3324861459, Fax: 3324861459, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 15, 2018 / Accepted Date: May 05, 2018 / Published Date: May 08, 2018


The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of physical inactivity and its related effects in students of Sargodha Medical College. A survey of 200 students from different departments of Sargodha Medical College was carried out. The departments included in this study were MBBS, DPT, DHND, DSMLE and AHS. Data obtained was analyzed using Descriptive Statistics and the duration of our study was 10 months (Feb 2017 to November 2017). Mean age of participants was 21. Out of 200 students, 147 were boarders and 53 were day scholars, 47.5% students suffer often from the musculoskeletal aches, 31% students feel pain in neck/head area, 39% feel pain at back, 20% feel pain in shoulder area and 10% suffer pain at knee/ankle area. Similarly 16% students participate in sports or games while 50% do not participate in any sports or games. 32% perform exercise or physical activity to feel better, 33% perform for good health, 29% perform for good physique while 5.5% do not perform any exercise or physical activity. 58% spend their leisure time by using mobile phones, 10.5% spend by reading books, 27.5% spend by watching TV, laptops and 4% do shopping, hangouts. Students 23% walk daily, 35.5% walk 2-3 times a week, 11% walk 4-6 days a week and 30.5% do not walk a mile or more at a time without resting. This Study concluded that only 11.5% students are physically active while 52.5% students are physically inactive.

Keywords: Physical activity; Physical inactivity; Exercise; Immobility

Citation: Afzal F, Rasul A, Basharat A, Zahra SA, khan RA, et al. (2018) Prevalence of Physical Inactivity in Students of Sargodha Medical College. J Nov Physiother 8: 390. Doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000390

Copyright: © 2018 Afzal F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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