The Levels of physical activity, psychological wellbeing, and health related quality of life among Pakistani female Basketball players

Levels of physical activity, psychological wellbeing, and health related quality of life among Pakistani female Basketball players

Authors

  • Asima Comwave Institute of Science and Information Technology, Pakistan
  • Sidra Medical Group of Health and Wellness, Barcelona, Spain
  • Sanam Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Pakistan
  • Rabia Rauf Royal College of Physiotherapy, RYK.
  • Humaira Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Pakistan
  • Asmara Healthcare clinic, Rahim yar khan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56536/sjptr.v4i.50

Keywords:

Basketball players, female, physical activity, exercise, mental health, quality of life

Abstract

Abstract

Background: Competitive sports like basketball, football, and tennis are considered the most effective to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression levels. On the other hand, competitive players exhibit a more significant quality of life than non-players.

Objective: This study aimed to determine the levels of physical activity, psychological wellbeing, and health-related quality of life in female basketball players in Pakistan.

Material and Methods: 121 Pakistani female basketball players participated in this cross-sectional study. Personal information forms, International Physical Activity Questionnaire Short-Form 7 (IPAQ SF 7), Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21), and 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) were used as data collection tools. Univariate statistical analysis was performed to identify the prevalence of each variable individually using the SPSS 21 version.

Results: Out of 121 female participants, 65 were engaged in vigorous physical activity (VPA); 48 were satisfying the criteria for moderate physical activity (MPA), and only 8 females were involved in low physical activity (LPA). Participants had a mean age of 19 years. On the DASS 21 scale, only 3 participants had severe depression; moderate depression was prevalent only in 6 females; mild depression was common in 46 females while 66 females were normal. Severe anxiety levels were present only among 2 females; 6 females were facing moderate anxiety while 45 had mild anxiety. 0.826% of participants had severe stress; 7.438% of females were dealing with moderate stress while 38.84% were dealing with mild stress. Moreover, participants marked more than average scores in each item of the SF-36 questionnaire indicating a significant quality of life.

Conclusion: The majority of female basketball players were highly physically active, and nearly all of them demonstrated excellent psychological well-being and significant health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Though the association is not addressed in this study, however, a considerable amount of literature claims the association of these variables with each other.

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Published

2024-02-23

How to Cite

Irshad, A., Kouser, S., Naz, S., Rauf, R., Aftab, H., & Yunus, A. (2024). The Levels of physical activity, psychological wellbeing, and health related quality of life among Pakistani female Basketball players: Levels of physical activity, psychological wellbeing, and health related quality of life among Pakistani female Basketball players. The Superior Journal of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, 4, 8–13. https://doi.org/10.56536/sjptr.v4i.50