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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-38

Impact of CoronaVirus Disease-19 lockdown on physical activity and energy expenditure among middle adolescence - A cross-sectional e-survey


Assistant Professor, SPB Physiotherapy College, Surat, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vandana Jivatsinh Rathod
SPB Physiotherapy College, Ugat Bhesan Road, Surat - 395 005, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_257_20

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Background and Aim: Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) is a pandemic disease spreading throughout the world. Lockdown declared by the Indian government to control the spread of this disease leads to change an entire lifestyle of the population. Individual's lives are greater affected due to lockdown which leads to a reduction in their physical activity (PA). It might increase the chance of infection by reducing immunity. How much PA is reduced during this lockdown period among middle adolescence is not known. This study attempts to find out PA level and energy expenditure (EE) among middle adolescence during the lockdown. Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty-three volunteered students participated in an open e-survey. The survey was carried out by the International PA questionnaire-short form through social networking sites during the COVID-19 lockdown period through the Google Forms link. PA and EE have been measured. Results: Among identified 147 potential survey participants, 123 responded. Total PA during COVID–19 lockdown period was 6262.21 metabolic equivalent task-min/week. While EE during COVID–19 lockdown period was 6009.28 cal/week. Conclusions: A significant reduction in self-report PA and EE levels was observed among middle adolescent students during the COVID–19 lockdown period.


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