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S. Nikpour, HajiKazemi E, H. Haghani. STUDY OF THE KIND AND DURATION OF TIME OF HOUSEHOLD PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AMONG EMPLOYED WOMEN IN COLLEGES OF IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. IJN. 2004; 17 (38) :34-41
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Undoubtedly, the time that women spend for household physical activities is varied in different countries. They do shopping, cooking, dish and cloth washing, child care, general cleaning, bed making, painting and etc. while, there is no standard time for doing household physical activities, it is important that employed women pay attention to their leisure time and self care. To assess the kind and time of household physical activities in employed women a cross sectional study was carried out with 300 women selected through stratified and random sampling method and data were gathered through questionnaires. Finding indicated that the mean of hours women spent for household activities within a week was 29.58. Most of the contributors said that they spent time on cooking, dish washing, organizing their houses and shopping. We found a significant relation between the mean of hours and age, marital status, the age of the last child and body mass index (B.M.I) (P=0.000), it means that the mean of hours was less in women between 19-29 years of age, B.M.I<20 and those without children and more in married women. Furthermore, significant relations were not found with income, educational level and smoking habit Determing the pattern of household activities, we recommend another study to be conducted on the duration, frequency and intensity of household physical activities.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2006/12/23 | Accepted: 2014/01/5 | Published: 2014/01/5

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