The Physical Activity Level and Reaction Time During Covid 19 Pandemic [PDF]

Liliana-Elisabeta Radu, Ileana-Monica Popovici, Renato-Gabriel Petrea, Alexandru-Rares Puni
University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iasi, Romania 

Abstract: The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has a huge global impact in terms of public health, economic activities, employment, psychological and social life. The educational system had to adapt to the conditions imposed by avoiding the spread of coronavirus among pupils and students. The purpose of this study is to find out if the level of physical activity influence the reaction time using dominant and non-dominant hand. We collected data from 83 students (age ranged between 15–24 years; M = 49, f = 34) who participated to the study voluntarily. To measure physical activity index we have used three items about type of physical activity performed, frequency and duration. In addition, to measure reaction time we have used Reaction Time Test and Aim Trainer Test. Each student completed and assessed himself the questionnaire and the tests online. Data were recorded and analysed in SPSS (version 20.0). The level of physical activity relieved that 18,1% of subjects are very active, 26,5% are active, 20,5% have an acceptable level of physical activity, 12% are insufficient active, and 22,9% are sedentary. The values of reaction time for both tests are fastest for subjects with insufficient level of physical activity for dominant hand. The sedentary person are fasted reaction time with non-dominant hand in Reaction Time Test, and the very active subjects are fasted reaction time in Aim Trainer Test. The results has limitations, conducted by speed of Internet connection, and type of devise used in performing tests.
Keywords: COVID, health, physical activity, reaction time, student, tests.

In: Human, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2021 = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2021
Rīga, University of Latvia, 2021. 1148 p. Ed. L. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-18-735-3