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Back-Health-Related Physical Activity and Exercise Knowledge in Adolescents

Version 1 : Received: 6 September 2020 / Approved: 8 September 2020 / Online: 8 September 2020 (07:55:23 CEST)

How to cite: Miñana-Signes, V.; Monfort-Pañego, M. Back-Health-Related Physical Activity and Exercise Knowledge in Adolescents. Preprints 2020, 2020090179 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0179.v1). Miñana-Signes, V.; Monfort-Pañego, M. Back-Health-Related Physical Activity and Exercise Knowledge in Adolescents. Preprints 2020, 2020090179 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0179.v1).

Abstract

The aim of this study was to analyze the level of specific back-health-related physical activity and exercise knowledge. This is a cross-sectional study. A representative sample of 1500 students were recruited with a confidence level of 95% and an accepted standard error of ±2.53%. Individuals were aged between 13 and 18 years old (mean age= 15.18; SD = ±1.446). Self-reported questionnaires were used to record back-health-related physical activity and exercise knowledge concerning back care in adolescents. The level of specific knowledge of back health education related to physical activity and exercise in adolescents was low (X = 2.05, SD = ±2.264). Only 10.9% of the students passed the specific knowledge test, achieving a grade equal or superior to 5. The boys average score was higher (X = 2.17, SD = ±2.312) than the girls (X = 1.94, SD = ±2.212) with statistically significant differences (p = .048). The level of specific knowledge increased with age (F = 11.531; p < .001). High school students have a low level of specific knowledge. Physical Education teachers should apply the conceptual content properly. Knowledge is the first step towards changing behavioral habits. Back care education in the school curriculum is recommended.

Subject Areas

Physical Education; knowledge; proper exercise; back care; adolescents

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