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dc.contributor.authorAl Sabbah, Haleama
dc.contributor.authorTaha, Zainab
dc.contributor.authorQasrawi, Radwan
dc.contributor.authorAssaf, Enas A.
dc.contributor.authorIsmail, Leila Cheikh
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-19T12:44:28Z
dc.date.available2022-09-19T12:44:28Z
dc.date.issued2022en_US
dc.identifier.citationSabbah, H., Taha, Z., Qasrawi, R., Assaf, E. A., Ismail, L. C. (2022). The impact of COVID-19 on physical (in)activity behavior in 10 Arab countries. International Journal of Enviromental Research and Public Health, 19(17).en_US
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191710832
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12713/3160
dc.description.abstractInsufficient physical activity is considered a strong risk factor associated with non-communicable diseases. This study aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on physical (in)activity behavior in 10 Arab countries before and during the lockdown. A cross-sectional study using a validated online survey was launched originally in 38 different countries. The Eastern Mediterranean regional data related to the 10 Arabic countries that participated in the survey were selected for analysis in this study. A total of 12,433 participants were included in this analysis. The mean age of the participants was 30.3 (SD, 11.7) years. Descriptive and regression analyses were conducted to examine the associations between physical activity levels and the participants' sociodemographic characteristics, watching TV, screen time, and computer usage. Physical activity levels decreased significantly during the lockdown. Participants' country of origin, gender, and education were associated with physical activity before and during the lockdown (p < 0.050). Older age, watching TV, and using computers had a negative effect on physical activity before and during the lockdown (p < 0.050). Strategies to improve physical activity and minimize sedentary behavior should be implemented, as well as to reduce unhealthy levels of inactive time, especially during times of crisis. Further research on the influence of a lack of physical activity on overall health status, as well as on the COVID-19 disease effect is recommended.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTHen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectCoronavirusen_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectPhysical Activityen_US
dc.subjectQuarantineen_US
dc.subjectLockdownen_US
dc.subjectAdultsen_US
dc.titleThe impact of COVID-19 on physical (in)activity behavior in 10 Arab countriesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentİstinye Üniversitesi, Mühendislik ve Doğa Bilimleri Fakültesi, Bilgisayar Mühendisliği Bölümüen_US
dc.authoridRadwan Qasrawi / 0000-0001-8671-7026
dc.institutionauthorQasrawi, Radwan
dc.identifier.volume19en_US
dc.identifier.issue17en_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000851087800001en_US
dc.authorwosidRadwan Qasrawi / AAA-6245-2019en_US
dc.authorscopusidRadwan Qasrawi / 57212263325
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85137585825en_US
dc.identifier.wosqualityN/Aen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph191710832en_US
dc.identifier.scopusqualityQ2en_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakWeb of Scienceen_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakScopusen_US
dc.indekslendigikaynakPubMeden_US


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