:: Volume 21, Issue 2 (6-2013) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(2): 144-151 Back to browse issues page
Evaluating the Association Between Quality of Life and Physical Activity in Female Student Children
S Ghafourifard, M Rostami nezhd, A Nasrollahi, S Darabi, S Sokhtezari *
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Introduction: Physical and bodily activities could affect the quality of life in children. In the present study, we decided to evaluate the relationship between the quality of life and the amount of physical activity in chil-dren. With the research, it is possible to ide-ntify the interventional points for the mana-gement of the problem. Materials & Methods: The present rese-arch, was a cross sectional survey. A rand-om sample of female students aged 8-12 years were entered to the study. Sampling method was multistage. Sample size was estimated 384 students. The generic of Iran-ian-version of pediatric quality of life inve-ntory (PedsQL 4.0) was used to measure HRQOL. In addition, some questions about the level and amount of activity were asked. Statistical methods that we used were T-test and ANOVA. Findings: Totally, 366 female students we-re selected for the study. The mean of age was 10.37 years (SD=1.13 years). Mean of total score of quality of life was 84.45 (SD=10.16) .The lowest mean of total score of quality of life was 82.23(SD=15.73) for emotional function and the highest mean of total score of quality of life was 88.47 (SD=13.99) for social function. Relatio-nship between social functioning score and video games was significant (P=0.03). Discussion & Conclusion: Because of the long time that students spend for video games, reduced quality of life especially in the social and other functional affairs was evident. Therefore, more attention should be dedicated to this problem. Furthermore, structured programs and educational appro-aches for their parents are also needed.
Keywords: physical activity, quality of life, school children, PedsQL questionnaire, vid-eo game
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Microbiology
Received: 2013/08/4 | Accepted: 2013/08/6 | Published: 2013/09/1

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