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The Relationship Between Anthropometric Measurements and Attitudes to Sports Activities Among Secondary School Students of North Khorasan Province in 2017
Hossein TaheriChadorneshin , Mohammad Reza Esmaeili , Fereshte Poutafkand , Hamed Salari , Meysam Alipour-Raz , Mohsen Tavakoli
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Introduction: The perception and attitude of individuals towards the benefits of participating in physical and sports activities are helpful factors that influence their decision to participate in regular and health-related activities. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the anthropometric measurements and attitudes to sport activities among secondary school students of North Khorasan province.
Methods: The study population of this cross-sectional and descriptive-analytic study included all the secondary school students in North Khorasan Province. Based on stratified random sampling, 748 students were selected as the statistical sample. For each student, body mass index (BMI), waist- to- hip ratio (WHR) and body fat percentage (BFP) were measured. In addition, Moreover, the attitude to physical activity was measured by Corbin questionnaire. Data were analyzed using chi-square, independent t-test, Pearson correlation and one-way ANOVA at P < 0.05 level.
Results: The findings of the present study showed that the overall prevalence of underweight and overweight in students were 9.6% and 13.8%, respectively. In additionFurthermore , WHR and BFP increased among female students by increasing their of age. Furthermore, there was a significant correlation between the attitudes toward sport activities and the anthropometric measurements of students (P=0.001).
Conclusions: These results indicated the need for setting a schedule providing a program to control and prevent the prevalence of obesity and considering attention to attitudes to sport activities as one of the solutions to reduce overweight and obesity problems among students.
The Relationship Between Anthropometric Measurements and Attitudes to Sports Activities Among Secondary School Students of North Khorasan Province in 2017
Hossein TaheriChadorneshin 1,*, Mohammad Reza Esmaeili 2, Fereshte Poutafkand 3, Hamed Salari 4, Meysam Alipour-Raz 3, Mohsen Tavakoli 5
1 Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiolgy, Department of Sport Sciences, University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran
2 PhD student of Sport Manangement, Department of Sport Management, Sport Science Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
3 MSc Student of Exercise Physiology, Department of Sport Sciences, University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran
4 Instructor of Sport Management, Department of Sport Sciences, University of Ardakan, Ardakan, Iran
5 Assistant Professor of Sport Manangement, Department of Sport Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Bojnurd Branch, Bojnurd, Iran
* Corresponding author: Hossein TaheriChadorneshin; Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiolgy, Department of Sport Sciences, University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran. E-mail: h.taheri@ub.ac.ir
DOI: 10.29252/nkjmd-0100212
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TaheriChadorneshin H, Esmaeili MR, Poutafkand F, Salari H, Alipour-Raz M, Tavakoli M. The Relationship Between Anthropometric Measurements and Attitudes to Sports Activities Among Secondary School Students of North Khorasan Province in 2017. JNKUMS. 2018; 10 (2) :87-93
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Keywords: Body Mass Index Waist to Hip Ratio Body Fat Percent
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: Basic Sciences
Received: 2018/09/29 | Accepted: 2018/09/29 | Published: 2018/09/29
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TaheriChadorneshin H, Esmaeili M R, Poutafkand F, Salari H, Alipour-Raz M, Tavakoli M. The Relationship Between Anthropometric Measurements and Attitudes to Sports Activities Among Secondary School Students of North Khorasan Province in 2017. JNKUMS. 2018; 10 (2) :87-93
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