IMPACT OF COVID-19 CONFINEMENT ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DIETARY HABITS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS IN LEBANON: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY
COVID-19, Confinement, Physical Therapy, Students, Mediterranean Diet, Physical activity
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
COVID-19 pandemic caused radical changes to the daily living activities of Lebanese population since it led the government to adopt restrictive measures and force obligatory confinement. This study aimed to identify the dietary, using Prevention with Mediterranean Diet (PREDIMED), and physical activity, using International Physical Activity Questionnaire- short form (IPAQ-SF), among physical therapy students and professionals residing in Lebanon before and during the COVID-19 confinement period. A cross-sectional descriptive study based on self-administered questionnaires was carried out from late January to the beginning of February, which coincides with the third home confinement period. Surveys were disseminated through multiple social media platforms for physical therapy students and professionals. According to PREDIMED, the adherence to Mediterranean diet increased to 44.1% during confinement versus 40.2% before confinement (P
Abbas, Rami A.; Al Omari, Sarah; and El Khatib, Ayman
"IMPACT OF COVID-19 CONFINEMENT ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND DIETARY HABITS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS IN LEBANON: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY,"
BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing: Vol. 3
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.bau.edu.lb/hwbjournal/vol3/iss3/9