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EJMI. 2019; 3(4): 285-292 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2019.72458

Resistive Exercises as a Healthy Life Style Behaviour on University Studentsí Lifespan

Hayriye Kul Karaali1, Duygu Ilgin1, Ozlem Ozcan1, Seyhun Kursat2
1Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey., 2Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Nephrology, Manisa Celal Bayar University Faculty of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of resistive exercise training in university students on parameters of sleep, fatigue, academic achievement, anxiety, depression and quality of life. Methods: A total of 40 volunteer students were included in the exercise (n=20) and control (n=20) groups. Both groups were evaluated at the beginning of the study and at the end of 8 weeks with data recording form, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Scale, Piper Fatigue Scale, end-of-term grade point average, Beck Anxiety Scale, Beck Depression Scale, and Short Form-36 questionnaire. Results: After the 8-week exercise program, it was determined that the sleep quality of the students in the exercise group increased (p=0.020), and the level of perceived fatigue (p=0.020) and physical role limitation (p=0.039) decreased. Conclusion: As a conclusion, due to the positive effects on sleep quality, fatigue and quality of life, it was thought that resistance exercises could be recommended for the university students in order to protect and improve the health of young individuals. Keywords: Behaviour, health, resistive exercises, university students


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Kul Karaali H, Ilgin D, Ozcan O, Kursat S. Resistive Exercises as a Healthy Life Style Behaviour on University Studentsí Lifespan. EJMI. 2019; 3(4): 285-292

Corresponding Author: Ozlem Ozcan

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