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Robabi H, Eghbali K, Zareban I, Karimy M, Mirhaghi A, Sanainasab H. An Assessment of Physical Activity Levels among Bank Employees in Iranshahar in 2011. Journal of Torbat Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences. 2013; 1 (2) :55-62
URL: http://jms.thums.ac.ir/article-1-44-en.html

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Background: Technology advancement and modernity have ended up to physical activity depletion in human life. However, 70 % of diseases are associated with physical activity deprivation. Physical activity and exercise play an important role to maintain and enhance health significantly.

The aim of the present study is to assess physical activity levels among bank employees in Iranshahr.

Materials and Methods: It is a descriptive - analytical cross-sectional study. One-hundred twenty four bank employees in Iranshahr participated through convenience sampling. Data was collected through the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), 7 days version. Data was analysed with SPSS software through descriptive & inferential statistics.

Results: It showed age mean (34±7.1), male (91.1%), married (88.7%) and diploma (56.5%). Weekly physical activity level was low (38.7%), moderate (50.8%) and severe (10.5%). Physical activity level did not reveal any significant association with age, sex, marital status, educational background and the number of children. But, there was a significant relationship between physical activity and marital status.

Conclusion: It is strongly recommended that bank employees modify their lifestyle and have a more active life particularly in transportation and their free time

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/04/10 | Accepted: 2014/04/10 | Published: 2014/04/10

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