Physiological impact of Tabata exercise on cardiometabolic and cardiorespiratory parameters in transgender people of Multan

Authors

  • Amna Bibi Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Muhammad Institute of Medical and Allied Sciences, Multan, Pakistan
  • Imran Ahmad Khan Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan, Pakistan
  • Maliha Khalid Khan Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Muhammad Institute of Medical and Allied Sciences, Multan, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4736-2546
  • Shahid Ishaq Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Bakhtawar Amin Medical and Dental College, Multan, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9696

Keywords:

Cardiorespiratory fitness, Transgender persons, Social isolation, High-intensity interval training

Abstract

Objective: To investigate factors directly related to cardiometabolic and cardiorespiratory fitness in transgender people.

Method: The cross-sectional, experimental study was conducted at the Government Girls Comprehensive Higher Secondary School, Multan, Pakistan, from January to February 2023, after approval from the ethics review committee of the Muhammad Institute of Medical and Allied Sciences, Multan, and comprised transgender people aged 17-28 years. Data was collected using the physical activity readiness questionnaire. All the participants were subjected to Tabata sessions for 4 weeks. Standard cardiometabolic and cardiorespiratory fitness values were noted at baseline and post-intervention. Data was analysed using SPSS 23.

Results: Of the 44 participants, 26(59%) were trans-men, 18(40.9%) were trans-women, 16(36.3%) were aged 17-19 years, and 10(22.7%) had other transgender individuals in their families. Cardiorespiratory and cardiometabolic parameters showed significant improvement post-intervention compared to baseline values (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Tabata exercises were found to be useful in maintaining cardiorespiratory and cardiometabolic parameters as well in increasing the participants' motor performance.

Key Words: Cardiorespiratory fitness, Transgender persons, Social isolation, High-intensity interval training.

Author Biographies

Amna Bibi, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Muhammad Institute of Medical and Allied Sciences, Multan, Pakistan

Final year student of DPT

Ali-Ul-Murtaza, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Muhammad Institute of Medical and Allied Sciences, Multan, Pakistan

 

Maliha Khalid Khan, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Muhammad Institute of Medical and Allied Sciences, Multan, Pakistan

Lecturer
Ali-Ul-Murtaza, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Muhammad Institute of Medical and Allied Sciences, Multan, Pakistan

 

 

Shahid Ishaq, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Bakhtawar Amin Medical and Dental College, Multan, Pakistan

Assistant Professor

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Bakhtawar Amin Medical and Allied Sciences, Multan, Pakistan.

 

Published

2024-03-20

How to Cite

Bibi, A., Khan, I. A., Khalid Khan, M., & Ishaq, S. (2024). Physiological impact of Tabata exercise on cardiometabolic and cardiorespiratory parameters in transgender people of Multan. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(4), 695–700. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.9696

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Research Article

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