Iranian Journal of War and Public Health

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Volume 5, Issue 1 (2013)                   Iran J War Public Health 2013, 5(1): 22-26 | Back to browse issues page

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Bakhshayesh H, Bahmani F, Kamali M. Comparative of Mental Health Disabled People of Athletic and Non-Athletic. Iran J War Public Health 2013; 5 (1) :22-26
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Background: In the field of exercise and mental health was already on the perception that sport is beneficial for physical health. Today physical exercise can also be effective in promoting mental health.

Purpose: The main purpose of this study was to compare mental health of athletic and non-athletic disabled people in Arak city.

Materials and Method: A descriptive-analytical study and cross method, was done to evaluate the mental. Disabled man in the entire city was considered as a population study. Samples were selected randomly into two groups with 120 athletes (60) and non-athletes (60). Mental health of participants was assessed by GHQ-28. Descriptive statistics and ANOVA test and Tukey post hoc test was used for data analysis.

Results: Findings of study showed significant differences between mental health of athletic and non-athletic disabled people. Disabled people that participant in physical activity were in better mental health situation than the non-athletic disabled people.

Conclusion: According to sport effective role on mental health of people, especially disabled people recommend responsible organizations for making the bed than the rest of the act.

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