Comparison of Physiological and Psychological Well-Being in Physical Active and Sedentary Women in Iran

Parichehr Hanachi, Parvaneh Nazar Ali, Najmeh Rezayi, Latiffah A Latiff

Abstract


Researcher has shown that habitual physical activity enhances both physiological and psychological health. The
objective of the paper was to comparison of Physiological and psychological well-being in physical active and
sedentary women in Iran.
Data of 2500 subjects (aged 15-55 years) from a five-state cross sectional study was used in this analysis.
Psychological and Physiological well being was assessed using 28-item General Health Questioner (GHQ). It
was found that 62.4% single and 69.8% married had good psychological well being. More single (13.5%) than
married (5.9%) showed poor psychological well being. There was significant difference between psychological
well being and marital status (p<0.05). The results shows that about 61.4% of not working and 63.6% of working
respondents with good psychological well being while 16.2% of not working and 10.6% of working respondents
had poor psychological well being. There was significant difference between psychological, well being and
working status (p<0.05). There was not significant difference between psychological well being and education of
the respondents. More active women respondents (68.2%) were found to have good psychological well being
compared to 56.1% of the respondents who did not. There was a significant difference between psychological
well being, age and physical activity of respondents (p<0.05). The results indicated association between
physiological and psychological well-being, as measured using a variety of psychological inventions and regular
physical exercise.

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