Session Title: Virtual Poster Hall
Session Time: None. Available on demand.
Disclosures: Tonatiuh Avila Garcia, MD: No financial relationships or conflicts of interest
Objective: To estimate the rate of physical activity and evaluate the relationship between exercise, prior musculoskeletal injury and use of smart devices in medical residents.
Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting : Public tertiary hospital. Participants : Eighty-nine subjects, male and female, medical residents at Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde were included; refuse to answer the survey was exclusion criteria.
Interventions: Not applicable.
Main Outcome Measures: Performing regular physical activity, history of musculoskeletal pain, use of smartwatch an record of daily steps, calorie burning, sleep and heart rate were evaluated with an in-person survey. We calculated frequencies and percentages; chi-square test was used to analyze distribution of variables.
Results: Mean age was 26.62±2.1 years, 52 participants (58.4%) were male and 37 (41.6%) female; 54 residents (60.7%) were physically inactive and 76 of the respondents (85.4%) had history of musculoskeletal pain; 71.9% of the subjects assessed (n=64) did not use a smartwatch; 52.8% (n=47), 24.7% (n=22%), 15.7% (n=14) and 30.3% (n=27) of the physicians surveyed recorded (at least four times per week) their daily steps, calorie burning, sleep and heart rate respectively; among physically active residents, 82.9% (n=29) had prior musculoskeletal injury and 65.7% (n=23) did not wear a smartwatch, these distributions were not statistically significant. Conclusions: Rate of regular physical activity was very low in this sample; a high percentage of medical residents had a previous musculoskeletal injury and just a few used a smartwatch; our research did not find significative relationship between exercise, prior musculoskeletal pain and use of gadgets in residents physicians; further studies with larger and more homogeneous sample are needed.
Level of Evidence: Level III
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Garcia TA, Palacios FA, Servin JMC, Miranda CP, Marquez DZ. Relationship Between Physical Activity, History of Musculoskeletal Pain and Use of Gadgets in Medical Residents [abstract]. PM R. 2020; 12(S1)(suppl 1). https://pmrjabstracts.org/abstract/relationship-between-physical-activity-history-of-musculoskeletal-pain-and-use-of-gadgets-in-medical-residents/. Accessed September 22, 2023.
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