A study of factors related to physical fitness of hospital personal in Kanchanaburi Province

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Pongsacha Butnark
Manika Sanghirun
Thitipong Sooksai
Luxsamee Chimwong

Abstract

This research aims to study factors related to physical fitness of hospital personnel in Kanchanaburi Province. The sample group consisted of 62 personnel under Surasi Camp Hospital, Muang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi Province. Data was collected from March to May 2020 by using the assessment form Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) which is the questionnaire for hospital personnel in Kanchanaburi Province. Along with the questionnaire, a test and the criteria for physical fitness standard of people aged 19-59 years were used. The data were analyzed by using frequency, percentage, and point-biserial correlation coefficient. The results of the study showed that 16 males accounted for 25.80 percent, 46 females, representing 74.20 percent. The point-biserial correlation coefficient between factors and physical fitness found that the knowledge factor was related to body mass index and hand grip strength statistically significant at the 0.05 level, and the attitude factor and the performance factor were not related to physical fitness. According to the results of the research, there are recommendation that hospital personnel in Kanchanaburi should be organized or created the project with an emphasis on promoting in three parts such as; knowledge of physical fitness enhancement, the attitude of supporting physical fitness and practice in the nature of exercise and eating foods related to enhancing physical performance. That would support hospital personnel to have good physical performance and can be a good model for others.

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