Nurses and Physicians’ Perceptions towards Physical Activity Promotion in Kanye Health Facilities – Botswana
study on perceptions, practices, and levels of physical activity (PA) promotion
by nurses and physicians in Kanye health facilities is a quantitative cross-sectional
research. The population comprised 220 prospective respondents (205 nurses and
15 physicians). Of those who agreed to participate, data were collected using a self-administered
structured questionnaire after a pilot study. Simple random sampling was used
in data collection. Data were analyzed using STATA.
Findings were presented in the form of tables and graphs. Results showed 98.4%
perceive PA as promoting health, while 92.3% said PA promotion is a daily duty
of nurses and physicians. Of the total respondents, 61.3% were engaged in PA. A
major finding of this research is that 89.2% of respondents perceive that PA
promotion should be a requirement for contemporary health facilities. Results
showed that a good number of respondents (67.6%) reported that they promote
physical activity. Thus, hypothesis number two that there is a high proportion
of nurses and physicians who do not promote PA was rejected at 0.05 level of
significance. The study recommended the inclusion of PA promotion and skills in
the curriculum of nurses and physicians.
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