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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A

An assessment of the health status and fitness level of coaches in Sierra Leone


Author(s): Adikali Kaba Sesay, Alpha Bassie Mansaray, Abil Beken, Nurbek Sharbat and Abdul Wahab Swarray

Abstract: This study focuses on assessing the health status and fitness level of coaches in Sierra Leone. The coaches used in this research are drawn from sporting disciplines such as Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Athletics and Tennis. A total number of one hundred coaches were selected and used as a sample for the survey. The set objectives of the research were to ascertain how knowledgeable these coaches are about their health status. It also finds out about their level of fitness. The results got from the research were analyzed using both the quantitative and qualitative form of analysis. The Statistical Package of Social Science was used as the application software to complete the analysis. From the results, the analysis shows that 26% of the coaches had suffered from hypotension, emphysema, smelling disorder and bone injury during their lifetime. It was also realized that most of these coaches do smoke and drink alcohol, which justifies the increase in emphysema among these coaches. These coaches engage in physical activities with different frequencies and intensity level and therefore do not maintain a proper fitness level as it should be for most other coaches.

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How to cite this article:
Adikali Kaba Sesay, Alpha Bassie Mansaray, Abil Beken, Nurbek Sharbat, Abdul Wahab Swarray. An assessment of the health status and fitness level of coaches in Sierra Leone. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(1):12-16.
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