Background: Physical activity has the benefit of promoting physical and mental health. There are only a few studies on relationship between physical activity and quality of life among nurses in Taiwan. Objectives: This study aimed to explore the current status, correlation between physical activity and quality of life, the relationship between personal background factors and the two, and related factors of quality of life among nurses. Methods: A descriptive correlational design with a purpose sample from five Taipei City hospitals was used. In total there were 380 female participants and all the participants returned the questionnaires. The questionnaires included Taiwan Study of Physical Activity and World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire-Taiwan brief version (WHOQOL-BREF). Results: The mean physical activity for all participants was 2321.6 ± 610.9 Kcal/day. With regard to the classification of physical activity, physical activity associated with work accounted for the highest proportion while leisure time physical activity accounted for the lowest proportion. For the four domains of WHOQOL-BREF, there was highest score for physical health domains and there was lowest score for psychological domain. There was a positive correlation between vigorous-level physical activity and social relationship domains. The amounts of physical activity in sleep, housework and leisure-exercise were related to the quality of life and subscale. Status of marriage, number of siblings, and shift work significantly influenced physical activity. Different titles significantly influenced quality of life, social relationship and environmental domains. There was a positive correlation between body mass index, number of sibling and physical activity. The amounts of physical activity in sleep, housework and leisure-exercise, and title were the most important factors of quality of life, accounting for 5.6% of total variance. Conclusion: This study revealed that quality of life was correlated with physical activity. We suggest implementing physical activity program to improve quality of life among nurses in Taiwan.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Study of Physical Activity and Quality of Life among Nurses in Taipei City Hospital|
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 2019|
- physical activity
- quality of life