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J. Islam. Int. Med. Coll.. 2014; 9(1): 28-32

The Relationship between Physical Activity Levels, Sleep Habits and Academic Performance in Physical Therapy Students of Riphah International University, Islamabad

Furqan Ahmad Siddiqi, Rahila Yasmeen, Asghar Khan.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of physical activity level, sleep habits and academic performance of Physical Therapy students.
Study Design: Descriptive Cross Sectional Survey.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted from 1st January 2013 to 1st March 2013 in physical therapy institute of Rawalpindi/ Islamabad.
Materials and Methods: A sample of 190 from first year and final year were taken by using systemic probability sampling. A self administrated questionnaire, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) & Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity (RAPA) was used to collect data.
Results: The Epworth Sleepiness Scale score 25 % and 42% students were categorized in the level 6-8 and 9-11 respectively. The average score of students 33% and 21% were 71-75% and 66-70% marks respectively. 41% students having marks 71-75% lie in 9-11 Sleep score.
The total 33 out of 83(39%) students do light physical activities and get 71-75% marks in exam. Only 2 out of 9 (22%) students who do not do any activity were in 71-75% marks category.
Conclusion: It is concluded that students having good grades have less chances of dozing in day. The complete sleep has good effects on concentration of students towards study. It is also concluded that the students who indulge themselves in light activities get good grade in examination

Key words: Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Grades, Physical Activity

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