:: Volume 22, Issue 3 (7-2014) ::
sjimu 2014, 22(3): 59-66 Back to browse issues page
Relationship between Physical Fitness and General Health among Female Students of Ilam University
M Naghib zadeh 1, H Malekshahi, J Rashnavadi nejhad
1- , naghibzadehmaryam@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Mental and physical health of students are important objects of every so-ciety, because their health ensures scientific progression and development. This study was conducted to find out relationship bet-ween physical fitness and general health among female students of Ilam university. Materials & Methods: The present research was a descriptive and correlational study. Statistical society of current research inc-luded all female students who had selected the general physical education course in Ilam university during 2013.From the sub-jects 124 students were randomly selected. Ahperd test was used to obtain the score of physical fitness and the students' general health was measured by GHQ28 ques-tionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software, descriptive statistical methods and Pearson correlation coefficient at the si-gnificant level p≤0.05. Findings: 74.2% of the subjects under stu-dy had a normal general health nd only 25.8% had not a normal general health. There was a significant correlation betw-een physical fitness and mental health, de-pression, physical compliant and anxiety, but the relation between social dysfunction and physical fitness was not significant am-ong the female students (p>0.05). Discussion & Conclusion: The results of this study indicated significant relationship between physical fitness and general health in the students. Also, the results indicated that regular exercise improves general hea-lth status and suggested that it must pay more attention to sport programs and incre-asing university student's physical fitness, so this procedure will help to increase gen-eral health. With regards to the results, it is recommended that students to participate in health promoting behaviors. The authorities are also expected to increase student sports and welfare facilities.
Keywords: Physical Fitness, General health, female Students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: physiology
Received: 2014/07/21 | Accepted: 2014/07/21 | Published: 2014/07/21

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