Quality of Life in Relation to the Level of Physical Activity Among Healthy Young Adults at Saudi Arabia
Amal A. Kokandi1, Jafar Salman Alkhalafand Asmaa Mohammedsaleh3

1Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.

2Faculty of Medicine in Rabigh, King abdulaziz University (student), Saudi Arabia.

3Faculty of Medicine, King abdulaziz University (student), Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author E-mail: akokandi@kau.edu.sa

Abstract: Physical activity is known to have benefits on health and well-being. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life domains (using WHOQOL-Bref) in relation to the level of physical activity in young healthy adults at Saudi Arabia. An online questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF and IPAQ) was sent to adults without special needs in Saudi Arabia aged 18 years and more. In total 1026 completed the questionnaire. Females were 767 and males were 250 (9 were missing). Results of this study showed that IPAQ total score was significantly correlated with WHOQOL-BREF physical, psychological and social relationships health scores. Additionally, the high PA group had a significantly higher WHOQOL-BREF for all domains (physical, psychological, social relationships and environmental health scores) compared to the low PA group. Male subjects had a significantly higher physical health score than female subjects, however, female subjects had a significantly higher social relationships score. In conclusion, high physical activity is linked with high better quality of life in all domains.

Keywords: Physical Activity; Quality of life

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