The effectiveness of a period of academic training extra-curricular activity on the levels of sleep disturbances and the quality of life in non-active female students

Vahid Bakhshalipour, Siavash Khodaparast Sareshkeh, Bisotoon Azizi

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Independent living experiences, changing lifestyles, rapid outcomes, and dwelling life are among the student challenges which can have negative effects on the level of sleep and the quality of students’ life. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a period of academic training extra-curricular activity on the levels of sleep disturbances and the quality of life in non-active female students. The present study was applied in a practical and semi-experimental research. 20 non-active student students were randomly selected. The PSQI questionnaire was used to measure sleep disturbances and the SF-36 questionnaire was used to measure subjects’ quality of life. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) practice protocol was used for 12 weeks and 3 sessions a week. Shapiro-Wilk test, t-test parametric test and Wilcoxon nonparametric test and to calculate version 21of SPSS statistical software were used. The statistical data output showed that the intervention created by the exercise protocol significantly increased the level of sleep disorders as well as the quality of life factor (p <0.05). It can be said that physical activity as a strategy and appropriate, easy and cheap approach, In order to improve the improvement of sleep factors and quality of life among students, it seems more than necessary and officials and educational interests can lead society to healthy with planning and organize physical activities of students and encourage them to do sports.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21450/rahis.v14i3.4725

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