Levels of physical activity and its associated factors among health care workers

Ahmad Taufik Jamil, Aniza Ismail, Idayu Badilla Idris, Kar Chuan Soo, Ai Jing Teng, Nur Afiqah Bahaman, Muhamad Fadzlan Fadzil

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The aim of the study was to assess the level of physical activity and to identify the relationship between socio-demographic factors and personal characteristic with the level of physical activity among health care workers in UKM Medical Center (UKMMC). A cross-sectional study was conducted on health care workers in UKMMC such as lecturers, medical officers and office workers. A total of 137 respondents completed both Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) and self-administered questionnaire on the socio-demographic factors and personal characteristic. A percentage of 67.2% of health care workers were classified as physically active. Non-doctor were found to be more active physically than doctors (Χ2=3.976, p=0.046). Respondents with income between RM1001.00 to RM3000.00 appeared to be more active compared to other income groups (p=0.047). Respondents with self-motivation (77.2%) were more active physically than those with less self motivation (Χ2=12.750, p <0.05). The prevalence of physical activity is consistent with the results from the National Health and Morbidity Survey 2011 (64.8%). It is significantly associated with occupation, income and self-motivation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-133
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Delivery of Health Care
Demography
Health Surveys
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Cross-Sectional Studies
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Morbidity

Keywords

  • GPAQ questionnaire
  • Health care workers
  • Physical activity

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Levels of physical activity and its associated factors among health care workers. / Jamil, Ahmad Taufik; Ismail, Aniza; Idris, Idayu Badilla; Soo, Kar Chuan; Teng, Ai Jing; Bahaman, Nur Afiqah; Fadzil, Muhamad Fadzlan.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2016, p. 127-133.

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Jamil, Ahmad Taufik ; Ismail, Aniza ; Idris, Idayu Badilla ; Soo, Kar Chuan ; Teng, Ai Jing ; Bahaman, Nur Afiqah ; Fadzil, Muhamad Fadzlan. / Levels of physical activity and its associated factors among health care workers. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 127-133.
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