Assessment of Cardio-Respiratory Fitness of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students: A Cross-Sectional Study

Cardio-Respiratory Fitness of Physical Therapy Students

Authors

  • Yakoot Saleemi Pakistan Sports Board, Consultant Physiotherapist And Fitness Trainer.
  • Saima Riaz Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences Ripha International University, Lahore
  • Hafiz Muhammad Jamshad Badar Al-Jannat Medicare
  • Tayyaba Almas Superior University, Lahore.
  • Summaiya Mustafa Riphah International University,Lahore
  • Mobeen Fatima Rehab Care, Consultant Physiotherapist

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i3.178

Keywords:

Cardiorespiratory fitness, BMI, Harvard Step Test and Physical Fitness Index.

Abstract

Cardiorespiratory fitness shows the overall cardiovascular, pulmonary fitness capacity and the ability to carry out prolonged exercises.The current study was conducted to examine the Physical Fitness Index in young female physiotherapy students using the Modified Harvard Step Test. OBJECTIVE:The objective of this study was to assess the Physical Fitness Index in female undergraduate Doctor Of Physical Therapy students. METHODS:Cross-sectional study was used. The sample size was 200 physiotherapystudents. Participants were selected through the Non-Probability Convenient sampling technique. Height (m) and Weight (kg) were measured to calculate BMI.The Modified Harvard Step test was used to calculate the Physical Fitness Index. SPSS 21 was used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: The current studyshows that the Mean age of the participants was 21.53 ±1.83 with a minimum age of 17 years and maximum age of 26 years.4.5 %( n=9) students have excellent PFI, 13 %( n=26) students have Good PFI, 15 %( n=31) students have Fair PFI and 67 %( n=134) students have poor PFI. CONCLUSION:The physical fitness of physiotherapy students at Riphah College of Rehabilitation Sciences is inadequate, and overweight students have lower physical fitness than students with normal BMI.

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2022-03-31

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Saleemi, Y. ., Riaz , S. ., Badar, H. M. J. ., Almas, T. ., Mustafa, S. ., & Fatima, M. . (2022). Assessment of Cardio-Respiratory Fitness of Doctor of Physical Therapy Students: A Cross-Sectional Study: Cardio-Respiratory Fitness of Physical Therapy Students. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(3), 82–85. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i3.178

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