Physical inactivity among adults in a rural village of Kuala Terengganu: Knowledge, attitude, social support and it's associated factors

Rahmah Mohd Amin, Aniza Binti Abd Aziz, San San Oo

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Abstract

This study aimed to determine the prevalence of physical inactivity and factors associated with it among adults in a rural village in Kuala Terengganu. A cross-sectional study was conducted among adults age 18 years and above. Data were collected via face to face interview using a set of structured questionnaire. Those who were terminally ill, mentally or physically disabled were excluded. A total of 211 adults were studied. The prevalence of physical inactivity was 46.0%. Being female, not working, having negative attitude towards physical activity and without good environmental support were found to be significantly associated with being physically inactive. Multiple factors of individual characteristic and environmental factor determine one's physical inactivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Determinants
  • Factors
  • Knowledge
  • Physical inactivity
  • Social support

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Physical inactivity among adults in a rural village of Kuala Terengganu : Knowledge, attitude, social support and it's associated factors. / Mohd Amin, Rahmah; Abd Aziz, Aniza Binti; Oo, San San.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2016, p. 19-22.

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