Assessment of Physical Activity Pattern iv Nurses of Esfahan Social Security organization Hospitals

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Background:According to high prevalence of non-communicable diseases, inactivity is the most important risk factor for them and health care providers advise people to take more physical activity in their lives. Nurses are at high risk of illnesses such as cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and psychologic disorders due to characteristic features of their job. The objective of the current study was to assess physical activity pattern among nurses who work at Esfahan social security hospitals.Materials and Methods:In this descriptive-analytical and cross-sectional study we nurse from 3 hospitals of Esfahan social security organization. Data were collected by standard 7-days International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) which include 5 sections for work, transportation, home, leisure-time and sitting physical activities during one week that was detailed in minutes /week for each section. (Activities that last at least for 10 minutes)Results:The results of this study medicated that women performed more physical activity of home while men perfumed more at their leisure time. There was not a significant difference in time of work and Tran's portion physical activity between men and women.Conclusion:According to the results of the current study, It is strongly recommended to nurses to modify their lifestyle and have more active life particularly in transportation and their free time.Key words: nurses, leisure-time, physical activity pattern