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