Physical Activity and Health Related Quality of Life Among Non-Academic Staff of a University

Arimi Fitri Mat Ludin, and Nor Azwani Mohamed Nor, and Syamimi Omar, and Siti Nor Ismalina Isa, and Rituparna Ghoshal, and Mohd Zul Amin Kamaruddin, (2015) Physical Activity and Health Related Quality of Life Among Non-Academic Staff of a University. Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, 13 (2). pp. 69-75. ISSN 1675-8161


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Literature data on association between physical activity (PA) and health related quality of life (HRQoL) in non-clinical adults population are still limited. Thereby, the objective of this study was to evaluate the association between PA and HRQoL among the non-academic staff serving the Faculty of Health Sciences (FSK), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Kuala Lumpur (KL). In this cross sectional study, 105 non-academic staffs aged between 18 to 60 years were recruited. Self-administered questionnaires (Malay version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire and World Health Organisation Quality of Life-Brief Version) were administered among the participants. Mann Whitney test and Spearman’s rho correlation were employed for the statistical analysis using SPSS version 22.0 Majority of participants (72.4%) demonstrated high PA scores of ≥ 3000 MET-minutes/week. PA scores between genders was not statistically significant (p = 0.137). However, total PA score of support staffs (median = 9039.0, IQR = 15811.00) was significantly higher compared to staffs in management and professional group (median = 4329.0, IQR = 4189.00). The mean(SD) self-perceived HRQoL score was 3.4 (0.76). There were no significant correlation between PA and all domains of HRQoL such as physical health, psychological, social relationship and environmental domains (Correlation coefficient, ρ = -0.108, 0.003, -0.023, 0.026 respectively) with p = 0.273, 0.978, 0.818, 0.794 respectively. Majority of non-academic staffs of FSK, UKM engaged in high physical activity. The PA levels of support staffs were significantly higher than management and professional staffs. However, there was no statistically significant correlation observed between PA and domains of HRQoL.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Physical activity; health-related quality of life; office workers; life style; cross-sectional study
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Journal:Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia
ID Code:9405
Deposited By: Mr. Al-Hapiz
Deposited On:12 Jan 2016 01:53
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:49

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