The major health benefits of aerobic exercise need not be overemphasized.
However, the activity of primary health care (PHC) physicians in promotion of such a healthy habit was not previously studied in KSA.
The aim was to explore the activity of male PHC physicians in promotion of aerobic exercise.
About 50% of the male PHC physicians in Riyadh city were selected at random and asked to fill a self-adminisered questionnaire.
The response rate approached 99%. About 55% of physicians were not properly exercising.
Health education was satisfactorily practiced by only 24% of physicians.
The better the physical activity of the physicians, the better was their health education activity (P<0.023).
Promotion of regular physical activity among PHC physicians is probably a pre-requisite for promoting the habit in the community.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Régularité, Soin santé primaire, Activité, Médecin, Intérêt, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Promotion santé, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Regularity, Primary health care, Activity, Physician, Interest, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Health promotion, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Human
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Cote : 98-0445275
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 25/01/1999.