Levels of physical activity and its association with antigravity muscles


Objective: To determine the association of the physical activity levels with the strength of antigravity muscles in medical students of Isra University, Islamabad.

Methods: An analytical cross sectional study was conducted at Isra University, Islamabad on 200 medical students over a time duration of three months i.e. from November, 2018 to February, 2019. The participants aged between 17-25 years were included in the study. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire- Short Form 7 (IPAQ-SF-7) was used to determine the physical activity levels and Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) was used for evaluating the antigravity muscles’ strength. The data was analyzed by using SPSS version 22.

Results: The mean age of the study participants was 21.27±1.784. Of the 200 participants, 155 (77.5%) were females and 45 (22.5%) were males. A significant association was found between the physical activity levels and the antigravity muscles’ strength (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Physical activity levels were significantly associated with the strength of the antigravity muscles in the medical students of Isra University, Islamabad.


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