Khadija Ghafoor Quraishi, Mian Ali Raza, Sadaf Waris, Fahad Tanveer, Ashfaq Ahmad
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Effect of COVID-19 Lockdown on the Physical Activity and Lifestyle of Medical Students of University of Lahore

Khadija Ghafoor Quraishi, Mian Ali Raza, Sadaf Waris, Fahad Tanveer, Ashfaq Ahmad



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ABSTRACT

Background: COVID-19 pandemic has become a foremost health concern, many countries have ordered lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 due to which many Universities are closed and students are taking lectures online, Pakistan is also one of the countries in which lockdown was imposed, the aim of this study is to examine the level of physical activity and lifestyle of medical students from University of Lahore (UoL) during COVID-19.

Aim: To determine the effect of COVID-19 lockdown on the physical activity and lifestyle of medical students of University of Lahore.

Materials: Sample size included 151 medical students from the University of Lahore, study was pure cross-sectional and convenient sampling technique was used, data was collected through online questionnaire which contained question from IPAQ-SF to estimate the physical activity and lifestyle of observed University students. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 25.

Results: The results showed that from the population of 151 medical students of University of Lahore 75 students (49.7%) reported Low level of physical activity, while 44 students (29.1%) students reported Moderate level of physical activity, and 32 students (21.2%) reported high level of physical activity.

Conclusion: Majority of the medical students showed Low level of physical activity, 49.7% in the last 7 days during COVID-19 pandemic. Medical students of University of Lahore showed a decrease in their overall physical activity level.

Keywords: COVID-19, lockdown, Medical students, Physical activity



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