High Levels of Physical Inactivity Amongst Dental Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Cross Sectional Study

Introduction: A Dentist plays an important role in providing health education (General and Oral) to the community. Questions arise regarding their own health, which in turn affects their patients’ counselling for leading a healthy and a physically active life. Aim: To measure and compare the am...

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Main Authors: Sahil Thakar, Shivlingesh KK, Jayaprakash K, Bhuvandeep Gupta, Neha Gupta, Richa Anand, Vaibhav Motghare, Ishan Prabhakar
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Published: JCDR Research and Publications Private Limited 2015-01-01
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spelling doaj-08cb873bcd96486985565a20d32fd6df2020-11-25T03:01:49ZengJCDR Research and Publications Private LimitedJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research2249-782X0973-709X2015-01-0191ZC43ZC4610.7860/JCDR/2015/10459.5466High Levels of Physical Inactivity Amongst Dental Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Cross Sectional StudySahil Thakar0Shivlingesh KK1Jayaprakash K2Bhuvandeep Gupta3Neha Gupta4Richa Anand5Vaibhav Motghare6Ishan Prabhakar7Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, India.Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, India.Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, India.Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, India.Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, India,Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, India.Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, India.Post Graduate Student, Department of Public Health Dentistry, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Greater Noida, India.Introduction: A Dentist plays an important role in providing health education (General and Oral) to the community. Questions arise regarding their own health, which in turn affects their patients’ counselling for leading a healthy and a physically active life. Aim: To measure and compare the amount of physical activity present amongst dental professionals with the general population of Greater Noida. Materials and Methods: The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was used to measure physical activity and statistical significance was calculated using SPSS version 21.0. Statistical significance was kept as p <.05. Results: Compared to the general population, Dentists were more obese and reported increased levels of low physical activity. Dentists had an increased and significant transportation and leisure time activity (p= .03 and .01) whereas, the general population had a higher level of vigorous activity(p = <.01). The MET hour/week for dentists and general population was 33.72 and 36.24 respectively, which was quite low as compared to European population. Conclusion: The results indicate that dentists report a lower level of physical activity as compared to the general population of Greater Noida. However, on a global scale, the physical inactiveness of dentists and general population alike could pose a serious health hazard and if kept unchecked, shall increase the global burden of chronic disease.https://jcdr.net/articles/PDF/5466/10459_CE(Ra)_F(Sh)_PF1(SNAK)_PFA(AK)_PF2(PAG).pdfdentistsipaqobesityphysical activity
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author Sahil Thakar
Shivlingesh KK
Jayaprakash K
Bhuvandeep Gupta
Neha Gupta
Richa Anand
Vaibhav Motghare
Ishan Prabhakar
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Shivlingesh KK
Jayaprakash K
Bhuvandeep Gupta
Neha Gupta
Richa Anand
Vaibhav Motghare
Ishan Prabhakar
High Levels of Physical Inactivity Amongst Dental Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Cross Sectional Study
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
dentists
ipaq
obesity
physical activity
author_facet Sahil Thakar
Shivlingesh KK
Jayaprakash K
Bhuvandeep Gupta
Neha Gupta
Richa Anand
Vaibhav Motghare
Ishan Prabhakar
author_sort Sahil Thakar
title High Levels of Physical Inactivity Amongst Dental Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Cross Sectional Study
title_short High Levels of Physical Inactivity Amongst Dental Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Cross Sectional Study
title_full High Levels of Physical Inactivity Amongst Dental Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Cross Sectional Study
title_fullStr High Levels of Physical Inactivity Amongst Dental Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Cross Sectional Study
title_full_unstemmed High Levels of Physical Inactivity Amongst Dental Professionals: A Questionnaire Based Cross Sectional Study
title_sort high levels of physical inactivity amongst dental professionals: a questionnaire based cross sectional study
publisher JCDR Research and Publications Private Limited
series Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
issn 2249-782X
0973-709X
publishDate 2015-01-01
description Introduction: A Dentist plays an important role in providing health education (General and Oral) to the community. Questions arise regarding their own health, which in turn affects their patients’ counselling for leading a healthy and a physically active life. Aim: To measure and compare the amount of physical activity present amongst dental professionals with the general population of Greater Noida. Materials and Methods: The International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was used to measure physical activity and statistical significance was calculated using SPSS version 21.0. Statistical significance was kept as p <.05. Results: Compared to the general population, Dentists were more obese and reported increased levels of low physical activity. Dentists had an increased and significant transportation and leisure time activity (p= .03 and .01) whereas, the general population had a higher level of vigorous activity(p = <.01). The MET hour/week for dentists and general population was 33.72 and 36.24 respectively, which was quite low as compared to European population. Conclusion: The results indicate that dentists report a lower level of physical activity as compared to the general population of Greater Noida. However, on a global scale, the physical inactiveness of dentists and general population alike could pose a serious health hazard and if kept unchecked, shall increase the global burden of chronic disease.
topic dentists
ipaq
obesity
physical activity
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