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dc.contributor.author Παπαθανασίου, Γεώργιος el
dc.contributor.author Παπανδρέου, Μαρία el
dc.contributor.author Γαλανός, Αντώνιος el
dc.contributor.author Κορτιανού, Ελένη Αντ. el
dc.contributor.author Τσέπης, Ηλίας el
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-16T19:15:47Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-16T19:15:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11400/4140
dc.rights Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Σωματική δραστηριότητα
dc.subject Έλλειψη σωματικής άσκησης
dc.subject Κάπνισμα
dc.subject Physical activity
dc.subject physical inactivity
dc.subject smoking
dc.title Smoking and physical activity interrelations in health science students en
heal.type journalArticle
heal.secondaryTitle Is smoking associated with physical inactivity in young adults?
heal.classification Medicine
heal.classification Cardiology
heal.classification Ιατρική
heal.classification Καρδιολογία
heal.classificationURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh00006614
heal.classificationURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85020214
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Ιατρική
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Καρδιολογία
heal.contributorName Καλφακάκου, Βασιλική el
heal.contributorName Ευαγγέλου, Άγγελος el
heal.language en
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heal.recordProvider Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας.Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας.Τμήμα Φυσικοθεραπείας el
heal.publicationDate 2012
heal.bibliographicCitation Papathanasiou, G., Papandreou, M., Galanos, A., Kortianou, E. and Tsepis, E. et.al. (2012) Smoking and physical activity interrelations in health science studens: Is smoking associated with physical inactivity in young adults? Hellenic journal of cardiology. 53(1), pp.17-25. en
heal.abstract Background: Smoking and physical inactivity constitute a major public health concern for Greece. The purpose of this study was to examine smoking behaviour and physical activity (PA) in Greek health science students. Methods: A standardised questionnaire and the Greek version of IPAQ-short were given to 2000 health science students, randomly selected from five higher education institutions, in order to record smoking behaviour and PA status. All healthy young adults aged 19-30 years old were eligible. The final cohort size of the study was 1651 students (690 men). Results: In the overall population, smoking prevalence was 37.6%, with 23.1% being heavy smokers (≥21 cig/day). Smoking prevalence did not differ significantly between sexes, but heavy smoking was more prevalent in males. Age at smoking initiation was negatively associated with the daily number of cigarettes smoked (smoking volume), but only in females. The prevalence of health-enhancing PA (high PAclass) was only 14.2%, while 45.4% of the study population was classified as insufficiently active (low PAclass). Males were more physically active than females. Logistic regression analysis showed a strong inverse association between smoking and PA that was more pronounced in males. Smoking was associated with significantly decreased odds of being either moderately or highly physically active. Smoking volume was also negatively related with PA, but this relation was more pronounced in females. Conclusion: Smoking prevalence and rates of physical inactivity are considerably high in Greek health science students. Smoking was strongly and inversely associated with PA in this sample of Greek young adults. en
heal.journalName Hellenic journal of cardiology en
heal.journalType peer-reviewed
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