February 29, 2024
Abdosaleh Zar

Abdosaleh Zar

Academic Rank: Associate professor
Degree: Ph.D in exercise physiology
Phone: 09387228086
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities


Title Evaluation of health-related quality of life in physically active and physically inactive students during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran
Type Article
Covid-19 Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) Lifestyles Iran
Journal CITIES
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2021.103367
Researchers Hamid Reza Sadeghipour (First researcher) , Abdosaleh Zar (Second researcher) , Ali Pakizeh (Third researcher) , Roger Ramsbottom (Fourth researcher)


Covid-19 is an acute respiratory syndrome that can effect on lifestyles. The aim of the present study was to compare the health-related quality of life (HRQoL), physical component summary (PCS) and mental component summary (MCS) scores in physically active (PA) and physically inactive (PI) during the Covid-19 pandemic. Three hundred and twenty-six (182 women; 144 men) studying at the Persian Gulf University participated in the study. The HRQoL Questionnaire (SF-12) was used to collect information. Significant differences in HRQoL score, MCS score and PCS score were observed between physically active and inactive men and women, as well as between physically active and inactive men, and finally between physically active and inactive women (P < 0.01). Data from the present study suggests higher levels of physical activity, even during social restrictions imposed by the current global pandemic, results in significantly greater scores for HRQoL