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RMJ. 2017; 42(4): 518-521

Association of physical activity and satisfaction with life among DPT students of Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan

Fahad Tanveer, Ashfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Adeel, Adnan Afzal.


Objective: To determine the association of physical activity and satisfaction with life among Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students of Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore.
Methods: It was observational cross-sectional study and Non-probability convenient sampling technique was used. The sample size was 212 Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Physical activity (PA) was evaluated with the Godin Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire and satisfaction with life (SWL) by the Satisfaction with Life Scale. Correlation analysis was utilized to see the relationship amongst PA and SWL.
Results: More participants were females (n=125, 59%) having age of 23 years (n=44, 20.8%). 55 (25.9%) participants were not engaged in any strenuous exercise, while 36 (17%) were engaged in moderate and 50 (23.6%) were engaged in mild exercise 7 times per week. 123 (58%) were engaged in regular activity associated with rapid heartbeat and sweating sometimes. 68 (32.1%) participants were satisfied with their life. Correlation of exercise times per week (physical activity) and satisfaction with life was r=-0.051.
Conclusion: It is concluded that there was negative linear relationship between regular physical activity and satisfaction with life.

Key words: Physical activity, exercise therapy, satisfaction, health-related quality of life

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