Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 29-33

Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Bandar Mohammed Bardisi, Abdulaziz Kamal Halawani, Ammar Yarmohammed Bakhsh, Mohammad Abdulaziz Alnajdi, Hisham Mohammed Fouda, Mowaffaq Mohammed Sulaimani.

ABSTRACT

Background: The studies across the globe has strongly suggested the levels of physical inactivity to be partly due to the insufficient participation of the public in physical activity during their sedentary style. The present study was aimed at assessing the level of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University (UQU), Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was carried out involving 505 participants from UQU, Makkah, Saudi Arabia who participated from different colleges. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form was used for data collection. Microsoft Excel and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences were used for the data analysis. A chi-square test was used in assessing the relationship between the participantís physical activity and other variables. A p-value of less than 0.05 was considered as significant. Results: Among the total subjects, studied concerning the gender, females were found more with a moderate level of activity than males, while more males were involved in low and high levels of physical activities; the result was not significant statistically. Also, considering grade and physical activity, students with excellent grades were found more physically active than students with comparatively satisfactory grades with statistical significance. Conclusion: The current study shows no significant relationship between gender and physical activity, while there was a significant relationship between the academic grade of the student and his/her physical activity.

Keywords:
Physical activity, physical activity questionnaire, physical inactivity, university students


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Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Bandar Mohammed Bardisi
6th year Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Kamal Halawani
6th year Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Ammar Yarmohammed Bakhsh
6th year Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammad Abdulaziz Alnajdi
6th year Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Hisham Mohammed Fouda
6th year Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Mowaffaq Mohammed Sulaimani
6th year Medical student, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; bandarbrdisi@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 17 Sep 2019
Accepted 15 Nov 2019
Published online 25 Dec 2019
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Bardisi BM, Halawani AK, Bakhsh AY, Alnajdi MA, Fouda HM, Sulaimani MM. Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 29-33. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568676814


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Bardisi BM, Halawani AK, Bakhsh AY, Alnajdi MA, Fouda HM, Sulaimani MM. Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=65787 [Access: January 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568676814


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Bardisi BM, Halawani AK, Bakhsh AY, Alnajdi MA, Fouda HM, Sulaimani MM. Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 29-33. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568676814


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Bardisi BM, Halawani AK, Bakhsh AY, Alnajdi MA, Fouda HM, Sulaimani MM. Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 25, 2020]; 4(1): 29-33. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568676814


Harvard Style

Bardisi, B. M., Halawani, . A. K., Bakhsh, . A. Y., Alnajdi, . M. A., Fouda, . H. M. & Sulaimani, . M. M. (2020) Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (1), 29-33. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568676814


Turabian Style

Bardisi, Bandar Mohammed, Abdulaziz Kamal Halawani, Ammar Yarmohammed Bakhsh, Mohammad Abdulaziz Alnajdi, Hisham Mohammed Fouda, and Mowaffaq Mohammed Sulaimani. 2020. Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 29-33. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568676814


Chicago Style

Bardisi, Bandar Mohammed, Abdulaziz Kamal Halawani, Ammar Yarmohammed Bakhsh, Mohammad Abdulaziz Alnajdi, Hisham Mohammed Fouda, and Mowaffaq Mohammed Sulaimani. "Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 29-33. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568676814


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bardisi, Bandar Mohammed, Abdulaziz Kamal Halawani, Ammar Yarmohammed Bakhsh, Mohammad Abdulaziz Alnajdi, Hisham Mohammed Fouda, and Mowaffaq Mohammed Sulaimani. "Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 29-33. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568676814


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Bardisi, B. M., Halawani, . A. K., Bakhsh, . A. Y., Alnajdi, . M. A., Fouda, . H. M. & Sulaimani, . M. M. (2020) Assessment of physical activity among students of Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 29-33. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1568676814


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