Assessment of Adherence to Physical Activity in Medical Professionals
Shruti R Murthy, Dhiraj R Shete
INTRODUCTION: Regular physical activity is responsible for a healthy mind and a healthy body and it is a cut down on health care expenses. Poor adherence to physical activity limits its benefits and the possibility to improve oneâ€™s health and quality of life. A good adherence to physical activity contributes positive psychological and physical well-being. Medical professionals have a busy work schedule and they do not have much free time. It is hard for them to maintain their optimum level of fitness. Hence, this study was done to find out the adherence to physical activity in medical professionals of Vikhe Patil Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational study was conducted on 100 medical professionals in Vikhe Patil Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. Ethical committee approval was taken. Subjects were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The purpose and the procedure of the study were explained to each subject, and informed consent was obtained from them. The data were collected using physical activity adherence questionnaire in English. Subjects were given clear-cut instructions about filling the questionnaire and after that no prompting or assistance was given. Data were recorded on assessment sheets. RESULTS: In our study, between the age group of 25 and 55 years, we found maximum 66% of possible adherence to physical activity. The males showed a slightly greater adherence to physical activity than the females. Among all three age groups, the older age group of 45 to 55 years showed the maximum adherence. CONCLUSION: We conclude that there is possible adherence to physical activity among the medical professionals of Vikhe Patil Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
Adherence, Medical professionals, Physical activity.