Healthcare Professionals' Habits of Physical Activity and Their Confidence to Prescribe/Counsel Physical Activity in Hospital Setting, Ethiopia
American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages: 1-6
Received: Mar. 1, 2017;
Accepted: Mar. 13, 2017;
Published: Apr. 24, 2017
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Getu Teferi, Department of Sports Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
Harish Kumar, Department of Sports Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
Paramvir Singh, Department of Sports Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
The purpose of this study is to assess healthcare professionals’ physical activity habits and their confidence to prescribe for chronic (non-communicable) diseases in hospital setting through a cross-sectional survey design. Seven sample hospitals were selected randomly based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria from 12 hospitals. The sample size was determined by using the formula for estimating a single population proportion. The mean score of the participants' confidence was (N = 369, M= 21.7 ± 6.36), indicates that above half of healthcare professionals were had moderate confidence to counsel/prescribe physical activity. The majority of (73.7%) of healthcare professionals reported doing moderate level of physical activity, only 2.8% of participants in the study were categorized as vigorous and 23.5% of the respondents were categorized as low physical activity level. Personal physical activity levels was significantly and positively correlated with confidence of HCPs to prescribe/counsel PA (rs =.266, p =.00). Hence, the more physically active the participants, they were had a greater confidence to prescribe/counsel about physical activity for their patients.
Healthcare Professionals' Habits of Physical Activity and Their Confidence to Prescribe/Counsel Physical Activity in Hospital Setting, Ethiopia, American Journal of Sports Science.
Vol. 5, No. 1,
2017, pp. 1-6.
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