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Assessment of physical activity level in office employees groups in Albania

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Author(s): Dhurata Bozo | Genti Pano | Robert Çitozi

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2Proc;
Start page: 152;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: SEDENTARITY | OFFICE EMPLOYEES | ALBANIA | PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL | PA QUESTIONNAIRE

ABSTRACT
Insufficient PA is very common in office employees and due to this they are at higher risk for metabolic, cardiovascular and many more other health related risk factor diseases. There is a lack of data regarding the PA level of office employees groups in Albania. Thus the aim of this paper was to identify the PA level in typical representative groups of this category. A total of 164 randomly selected office employees, out of which 97 (52 females and 45 males) from one mobile company and 67 (37 females and 30 males) from a bank, participated in this study. An Albanian modified and adapted version of the an International Physical Activity Questionnaire was used to assess some indicators dealing with all kinds of PA jobs, everyday life and leisure and time expenditure on PAs of different intensity. The weekly activity level was measured through time, frequency and intensity, expressed in MET*minute/week. The subjects were classified in 3 main PA categories: HIGH (1500-3000 MET*min), MODERATE (600-1300 MET*min) and LOW (
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