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Effectiveness of Video-Based Exercises on Quality of Life during COVID-19 Pandemic

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Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

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Institute of Graduate Studies, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation PhD Program, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Biruni University, Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Yalova University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Yalova, Turkey

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Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, İstanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

Arch Health Sci Res 2021; 8: 96-101
DOI: 10.5152/ArcHealthSciRes.2021.20099
Read: 522 Downloads: 170 Published: 18 June 2021

Objective: In this study, we aimed to investigate the effectiveness of video-based exercise program on quality-of-life (QoL) domains.

Material and Methods: A total of 68 participants, aged 18–35 years, were included in the study. The participants were divided into two groups on the basis of their willingness to exercise-the exercise group (n=39, 26.74±3.91 years, 28.2% men) and the control group (n=29, 27.59±2.82 years, and 41.4% men). Both groups were evaluated with Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity and World Health Organization Quality of Life BREF through web-based forms, and the exercisers’ aerobic capacities were evaluated with a two-minute walk test (2MWT). The exercise group attended 35 minutes of video-based exercise intervention three times a week for six weeks, whereas the control group continued their regular life. At the end of the study, the change in the general health status of the participants was rated with the Global Rating of Chance Scale (GRCS) and exercise satisfaction with the 10-point Likert scale.

Results: There were no differences in the QoL domains within or between the groups (P > .05) except within the group change in 2MWT total walking distance parameter in the exercise group (P < .001). However, GRCS scores were statistically higher in the exercise group (P < .001). The overall satisfaction with the video-based exercise program was 8.28±1.76 points.

Conclusion: There was no significant increase in QoL domains with video-based exercises compared to the control group. However, these exercises may contribute to the preservation of aerobic capacity during periods when face-to-face exercises cannot be performed.

Cite this article as: Zengin Alpözgen A, Kara Kaya B, Tiryaki P, Akşimşek GP, Kısa EP, Kolbaşı E. Effectiveness of Video-Based Exercises on Quality of Life during COVID-19 Pandemic. Arch Health Sci Res. 2021;8(2):96-101.

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