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Objective: To evaluate level of physical activity among undergraduate physical therapy students and to compare
differences in physical activity level between males and females.
Material and Methods: A cross sectional survey study was carried out to evaluate the level of physical activity among
undergraduate physical therapy students in Pakistan. 311 students responded to the study questionnaire. The data
was gathered by using demographic Performa and International physical activity “IPAQ” questionnaire. An independent-
samples t-test was conducted to compare scores for male and female participants.
Results: The mean age of the participants were 21.67 years ± 1.7 SD, Overall 36.6%, 45.9% and 19% students had
high, moderate and low levels of physical activity. Male showed higher level of vigorous physical activity versus female
participants (45.9% vs. 33.3%) while female participants showed higher level of moderate physical activity versus male
participants (49.4% vs. 29.7%). High means scores of walking (1872.8±5458.5), moderate (1608.5±2658.95) and total
physical activity (4299.7±6614.74) were observed among male versus. Female participants.
Conclusion: Majority of the undergraduate physical therapy students had moderate to vigorous level of physical activity.
Male participants present higher level of vigorous physical activity while female participants showed higher level
of moderate physical activity.
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