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Effect of Physical Fitness on Mental Health of Housewives Aged 30-50 Years


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1 Sport Management, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
2 Sport Management, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of
3 Department and Family Counseling, Shahid Beheshti University, G.C., Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
4 Walden University, Minneapolis MN, United States
     

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The aim of this study was to investigate effects of physical fitness on mental health of housewives aged 30-50 years. Population of this study included Shimiranat's housewives in Tehran that were selected according to official statistics 375 of 311,108 of total. A quasi experimental design with pre-test and post-test and a control group was used. Research instrument is Geriatric Health Questionnaire with 28items. Participants were housewives who aged 30-50 years and live in Shimiranat of Tehran (N=60). Data were analyzed by using SPSS software version 18 and then Covariance test, Shapiro Wilk test, and Levene test were used. The results showed that housewives who have good physical fitness are in better condition in field of anxiety and sleep disorder, social dysfunction symptoms, depressive symptoms,general health and fitness in comparison with women who don't have good physical fitness.

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Housewives, Mental Health, Physical Fitness.
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Authors

Maryam Nojavan
Sport Management, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Leila Jamshidianb
Sport Management, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Younes Mohammad Zadehc
Sport Management, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Roghieh Nooripour
Department and Family Counseling, Shahid Beheshti University, G.C., Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Jack Apsche
Walden University, Minneapolis MN, United States

Abstract


The aim of this study was to investigate effects of physical fitness on mental health of housewives aged 30-50 years. Population of this study included Shimiranat's housewives in Tehran that were selected according to official statistics 375 of 311,108 of total. A quasi experimental design with pre-test and post-test and a control group was used. Research instrument is Geriatric Health Questionnaire with 28items. Participants were housewives who aged 30-50 years and live in Shimiranat of Tehran (N=60). Data were analyzed by using SPSS software version 18 and then Covariance test, Shapiro Wilk test, and Levene test were used. The results showed that housewives who have good physical fitness are in better condition in field of anxiety and sleep disorder, social dysfunction symptoms, depressive symptoms,general health and fitness in comparison with women who don't have good physical fitness.

Keywords


Housewives, Mental Health, Physical Fitness.