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dc.contributor.authorQi, M
dc.contributor.authorLi, P
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, W
dc.contributor.authorWeeks, B
dc.contributor.authorJones, C
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-17T23:19:19Z
dc.date.available2020-09-17T23:19:19Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph17186494
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/397625
dc.description.abstractThe COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat to global public health due to home confinement policies impacting on physical activity engagement and overall health. This study aimed to explore physical activity participation, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and levels of perceived stress among Chinese adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. An online survey was conducted between 25 February and 15 March 2020. A total of 645 surveys were completed. Participants reported increased sedentary time from pre-COVID-19 period to the COVID-19 pandemic period (p < 0.05). Over 80% of the sample engaged in either low or moderate intensity physical activity. Participants’ average physical component summary score (PCS) and mental component summary score (MCS) for HRQoL were 75.3 (SD = 16.6) and 66.6 (SD = 19.3), respectively. More than half of participants (53.0%) reported moderate levels of stress. Significant correlations between physical activity participation, HRQoL, and levels of perceived stress were observed (p < 0.05). Prolonged sitting time was also found to have a negative effect on HRQoL (p < 0.05). During such periods of home confinement, public health strategies aimed at educating Chinese adults to enhance home-based physical activity may be necessary to maintain health on a population level.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom6494
dc.relation.ispartofissue18
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordsCOVID-19
dc.subject.keywordsChinese adults
dc.subject.keywordsperceived stress
dc.subject.keywordsphysical activity
dc.subject.keywordsquality of life
dc.titlePhysical activity, health-related quality of life, and stress among the chinese adult population during the COVID-19 pandemic
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationQi, M; Li, P; Moyle, W; Weeks, B; Jones, C, Physical activity, health-related quality of life, and stress among the chinese adult population during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17 (18), pp. 6494
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-09-04
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-09-17T23:13:23Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorMoyle, Wendy
gro.griffith.authorWeeks, Benjamin K.
gro.griffith.authorJones, Cindy J.


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