TITLE

Physical activity practice among undergraduate students in nursing

AUTHOR(S)
da Silva Pires, Cláudia Geovana; Mussi, Fernanda Carneiro; de Cerqueira, Bruna Borges; Gondim Pitanga, Francisco José; da Silva, Diorlene Oliveira
PUB. DATE
August 2013
SOURCE
Acta Paulista de Enfermagem;2013, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p436
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To compare physical activity practice among undergraduate students in nursing freshmen and in nursing seniors. Methods: Cross-sectional study conducted with a sample of 154 students. The research instruments were a questionnaire with sociodemographic and academic life and for the data on physical activity practice we used the international physical activity questionnaire. For data analysis, we used descriptive statistics and for bivariate analysis Pearson chi-square test, Fisher exact test. Results: We identified a predominance of female freshmen aged 20 to 24 years old, who were also single. Sedentarism were predominantly. There was statistically significant difference for sitting time and year of enrollment (p = 0.010). Conclusion: Sedentarism was predominant in the groups of freshmen and senior students. There was statistically significant difference for sitting time and year of enrollment, with higher percentage for freshmen.
ACCESSION #
93722898

 

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