4516 : LEISURE-TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HABITS AMONG PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS

Author(s): 
Bahram, Samia
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Oral Presentation
Research Based
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of leisure-time physical activity habits among Ministry of Health Primary care doctors in Bahrain. Also , to identify the reasons for engagement in physical exercise among the study population and the reasons for not engaging in physical activity. Design: Cross sectional study. Setting: Ministry of Health primary care Health Centres in Bahrain Subjects: 153 Ministry of Health Primary care physician. Main outcome measure: An activity level with an energy expenditure of more than 1000 Kilocalories per week.
Results: Active individuals formed 29.70/oof the studied population. Males were more active (44.3%) than females (18.2%). Non-Bahrainis were more active (3ome and children (18.18%), work and duties (15.15%), lack of interest (7.87%).
CONCLUSIONS: Primary care physicians are more active (29.7%) than the general population (8.3-22%). Of those males, the older age groups and smokers were active. The most common barrier to exercise was lack of time, and the most common motivator was fitness.
Topic: Health Behaviour Change