Relationships between Physical Activity and other health behaviours in pre-registration nurses in Nottingham

Pisano, Charlotte (2008) Relationships between Physical Activity and other health behaviours in pre-registration nurses in Nottingham. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Objective: To determine if pre-registration nurses achieve physical activity levels recommended by the government and the rationale as to why it is important as well as to ascertain if there is an association between levels of physical activity and other health behaviours of pre-registration nurses and the rationale for these.

Design: The study used a quantitative approach and used a descriptive design that was questionnaire-based and cross-sectional. A convenience sample was used comprising of pre-registration nurses.

Setting: The study was based at Nottingham Education Centre

Method: Questionnaires were handed out at the end of lectures. Students returned them and the answers were coded into SPSS 15 for analysis.

Results: The results showed that just under half of students achieved the Governments recommended levels of physical activity. The results also suggested that there was negative correlation between high levels of physical activity against smoking and nutrition. It also presented results that showed a positive correlation between high levels of physical activity against high levels of alcohol consumption. Physical activity showed no correlation between the level of mental health or, the duration of sleep.

Conclusion: There appears to be correlation between positive health behaviours and negative health behaviours. Recommendations to practice have been suggested and future research projects have been proposed.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: MNursSci, Master of Nursing Science, Adult Branch, Questionnaire, Physical Health
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2008
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 03:53
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/22535

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