Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
The Investigation of Physical Activity and Academic Achievement of Midwifery Students
Yasemin Erkal Aksoy1,Şeyma Çatalgöl2,Melek Balçık Çolak3,Yeşim Yeşil4,Hale Karapolat5
1Selçuk Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Ebelik Bölümü, Konya, Türkiye
2Uşak Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Uşak, Türkiye
3Ege Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi , Ebelik Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye
4Mardin Artuklu Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Ebelik Bölümü, Mardin, Türkiye
5Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Bölümü, İzmir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.209 Objective: The research was carried out in a descriptive type in order to determine the relationship between the yearend achievement score and the physical activity of the midwifery department students who underwent undergraduate education in three cities, Balıkesir, Konya and İzmir.

Materials-Methods: The research/study population included 234 students in the first class of the midwifery department in the provinces where Konya, Balıkesir and Izmir state universities are located. The data of the study were collected by using a questionnaire that includes the socio-demographic characteristics of the students prepared by searching the literature and the International Physical Activity Evaluation Questionnaire Short Form.

Results: The average age of the students participating in the survey was 19.0 (min= 18.0, maximum= 28.0), and median body mass index was 20.83 (min=15.78, max=31.74). It was determined that 6.8% of the first-year midwifery students were smoking cigarettes, 11.5% using alcohol. There was no significant difference between smoking status and age, body weight, height, achievement score, total MET (Metabolic Equivalence) values and body mass index (p>0.05). It was determined that there was no significant correlation between the achievement scores of the midwifery students and their exercise status (total MET score), body mass index, body weight (p>0.05).

Conclusion: The study was conducted on first-year university students so they were experiencing an adaptation process and thus could not exercise regularly. It is recommended to repeat the study with more participants , different age groups and different classes. Keywords : Midwifery, physical activity, achievement