Physical Activity Levels of Adults During Covid-19 Quarantine in Indonesia: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study
Farahdina Bachtiar, Condrowati, Dyah Utari, Fandita Tonyka Maharani
Available Online 25 November 2020.
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- Physical activity, sedentary, Covid-19 pandemic, Large-Scale Social Restrictions
- People all over the world are required to practice social distancing and undergoing self-quarantine and home- isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite social distancing can slow down the widespread of COVID- 19, it means people will spend much of their time at home and will be physically inactive. Therefore, the study aims to identify the levels of physical activity of Indonesian people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Using a cross-sectional design, 90 participants completed online questionnaires. Assessment of physical activity was made using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short Form (IPAQ-SF). Data were collected from June to July 2020 during the implementation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions amid COVID-19 in Indonesia. It was found that nearly half of the participants engage in a low level of physical activity. Furthermore, a gender- based disparity in physical activity is demonstrated in the current study. Females were more likely to engage in low-intensity physical activity, while males involved in high-intensity physical activity. The current study also suggests that the majority of participants spent 4 to 6 hours of working and sitting every day during stay-at- home order. As a result, those people may have fewer opportunities for participating in physical activity. In conclusion, the implementation of Large-Scale Social Restrictions Regulation may increase the risk of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors.
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TY - CONF AU - Farahdina Bachtiar AU - Condrowati AU - Dyah Utari AU - Fandita Tonyka Maharani PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/25 TI - Physical Activity Levels of Adults During Covid-19 Quarantine in Indonesia: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study BT - Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 267 EP - 273 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.047 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.047 ID - Bachtiar2020 ER -