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THE STUDY OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE TOWARDS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND ITS RELATED FACTORSOF COLLEGE STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS IN SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

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 Start Page 62 | End Page 67

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 Regular PHYSICAL ACTIVITY has a positive effect on physical, mental, and social aspects of individual and community health. Regarding prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as primary hypertension, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular diseases that sedentary is responsible for them, health policy makers plan to encourage people to do more PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. In this study, KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE and PRACTICE towards PHYSICAL ACTIVITY and its related factors of students living on campus at Shahid Beheshti university of medical science were determined.In this descriptive analytic survey, 665 individuals college students living on campus at Shahid Beheshti university of medical science were selected by clustering sampling method. Data collected using questionnaires and analyzed by SPSS16 software.54.9% of the subjects were female and 45.1% male. Mean age of participants was 21.82 years for female and 22.76 years for male. Mean scores of KNOWLEDGE was 73±1.72 for male and 78.90±1.66 for female. In addition mean scores of ATTITUDE was 79.18 for male and 74.33 for female and mean scores of PRACTICE was 228.78 minute per week for male and 174.41minute per week for female. Results indicated that students had no optimal PRACTICE towards PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. Thus, more attention is necessary to be paid by authorities to this specific topic and some measures are essential in training students.

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