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Evaluation of Physical Activity Characteristics for Patients Consulting in Outpatients Department at Kibagabaga Hospital, Rwanda

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 9)

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Page : 1502-1506

Keywords : Evaluation; Physical activity; Outpatients; Kibagabaga hospital; Rwanda;

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Physical activity is the factor associated to the reduction of most of non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular diseases. a study has been done at Kibagabaga hospital to determine the physical activity characteristics of patients consulting outpatients department. This is a cross sectional study performed on 384 patients, using a convenience sampling technics. Data were collected using a questionnaire created into SPSS and presented in tables in forms of frequencies and percentages generated through SPSS programme. It has been observed that 60.2 % of respondents were females, 27.1 % of respondents were aged between 28-37 years, 33.6 % of respondents practiced regular moderate physical work related activity, 53.6 % of respondents are walking regularly, only 10.2 % of respondents did high intensity sportive physical activities and 70.1 % of respondents did housework moderate intensity physical activity. In total physical activity was done adequately by 93.2 % of respondents. Based on the results, the physical activity is well performed by the most of the respondents and it is recommended to other researchers to run a study among patients suffering from non-communicable disease.

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