Promotion of physical exercise by primary health care physicians in Riyadh city.
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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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0445275
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 25/01/1999.