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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

Assessment of physical activity and inactivity risk in geriatric population


Author(s): Dr. Ajit Dabholkar, Ruchita Redkar and Dr. Tejashree Dabholkar

Abstract: Geriatric population are leading to sedentary lifestyle and it has been confirmed that they are less PA as compared to adult population. Physical Inactivity is connected with different types of chronic diseases and which has become an important risk factor in geriatric individuals. PA is any active movement of the body i.e produced by muscular contractions. The purpose of this study was to assess the PA and inactivity risk in geriatric population, aged above 60 years. It examined the Sedentary time and low level of PA by using validated Rapid Assessment Disuse Index (RADI) and identify the level of activity using International physical activity Questionnaire Short-Form (IPAQ-SF). The study was conducted among 100 Geriatric Population were RADI and IPAQ-SF shows that females were more prone to sedentary lifestyle and are more under inactivity risk as compare to males. Therefore, present study shows that Males are more Physically Active than Females.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Ajit Dabholkar, Ruchita Redkar, Dr. Tejashree Dabholkar. Assessment of physical activity and inactivity risk in geriatric population. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(2):33-35.
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