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Blood profiles among female undergraduate in Iraq after a 12-weeks home-based intervention program


Soh, Kim Geok and Noori, Jian Abdullah and Soh, Kim Lam and Japar, Salimah and Yusof, Aminuddin (2017) Blood profiles among female undergraduate in Iraq after a 12-weeks home-based intervention program. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (14). pp. 972-980. ISSN 2222-6990


The aim of this study is to investigate whether a 12-weeks home-based intervention program could improve blood profiles among female students in Iraq. A 12-week home-based intervention which consisted of physical activity and dietary awareness program was carried out at home. The subjects were 44 sedentary undergraduate female students from Soran University, Iraqi. Both experimental and control groups (n=22 in each group) completed practical tests at baseline pre-test, post-test1, and post-test2, but only the experimental group participants received the 12-weeks intervention program. The blood profiles measured were blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood glucose. Results showed that the experimental group demonstrated improvement in diastolic systolic blood pressure after undergone 6 weeks post-test intervention program. The reported f value was (F(2, 84)=-6.636, p=.047, η2=0.091). Significant blood profiles results were reported for diastolic blood pressure and blood glucose. However, the significant results were only reported after the subjects had undergone the 12-weeks intervention program. The reported f values were (F(2, 84)=-7.000, p=.007, ?2=0.163) and (F(2, 84)=-16.182, p=.003, η2=0.188), respectively. As the conclusion, a home-based physical activity and dietary intervention program can positively influence sedentary undergraduate female students’ blood profiles and the benefits can be achieved as early as after 6-weeks.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Sport Academy
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i14/3754
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Notes: Special issue - 4th International Conference on Educational Research and Practice 2017
Keywords: Home-based intervention; Blood profiles; Physical activity; Sedentary female
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 08:55
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 08:55
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59239
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