Effects of moderate physical activity on HB level and psychological well-being in females – A randomized control trial

Authors

  • Rabbyya Kausar The University of Lahore Sargodha campus Sargodha Pakistan https://orcid.org/0009-0000-3427-8439
  • QuratUl Ain University Insitute of Physical Therapy, University of Lahore Sargodha campus Sargodha Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5643-9309
  • Saima Waqar Islamic international university, National Institute Of Rehabilitation Medicine, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Muhammad Manan Haider Khan Deaprtment of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shifa Tameer e Millat University Islamabad Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0223-7533
  • Mian Omar PAEC General hospital
  • Hamsa Ashraf Bilquis Postgraduate College for Women PAF, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/trehabj.v7i04.44

Abstract

Background: Physical activity reduces mortality and prevents many chronic diseases; it can promote healthy cognitive and psychosocial function. It is also important to understand the moderate physical activity affects hemoglobin levels.

Objective: To determine the effects of moderate physical activity on HB level, and psychological well-being in females. 

Methodology: A single-blinded, randomized control trial was conducted on n=30 participants for 6 months. The participants aged 18-25 years were recruited through a non-probability convenient sampling technique and randomly divided into two groups experimental and control group. The data was collected at the baseline after the six weeks of intervention. The outcome measures were Hb level and psychological well-being through the perceived stress scale (PSS). 

Results: The mean age of study participants was 19.59±1.32 years. While the mean BMI of the participants was 24.22±3.43 kg/m2. The result showed a significant increase in hemoglobin concentrations in the experimental group as compared to the control group (p<0.001) after 6th week of intervention. On the other hand, there were no significant differences between both groups (p=0.63) at the end of the intervention. 

Conclusion: The moderate physical activity group suggests that the intervention had a positive impact on this hemoglobin parameter. However, since there were no significant differences in perceived stress levels. 

Clinical Trail #: NCT05059314

Author Biographies

Rabbyya Kausar, The University of Lahore Sargodha campus Sargodha Pakistan

Lecturer, University Insitute of Physical Therapy

QuratUl Ain, University Insitute of Physical Therapy, University of Lahore Sargodha campus Sargodha Pakistan

Assistant Professor

Saima Waqar, Islamic international university, National Institute Of Rehabilitation Medicine, Islamabad Pakistan

PhD scholar,psychologist

Muhammad Manan Haider Khan, Deaprtment of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shifa Tameer e Millat University Islamabad Pakistan

Associate Professor

Mian Omar, PAEC General hospital

Principal physiotherapist,HOD physiotherapy,

Hamsa Ashraf, Bilquis Postgraduate College for Women PAF, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Director Physical Education.

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Submitted

05-12-2023

Accepted

14-12-2023

Published

21-12-2023

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Research Article