Adolescent Mental Health and Physical Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Padang City

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Miftah Fauziyah
Mulyanti Roberto Muliantino


The Covid-19 pandemic, a rapidly spreading infectious disease, limits one's activities and reduces physical activity as a result of the adoption of social isolation to reduce the risk of transmission. As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, staying physically active is crucial to maintaining mental wellness. This study aims to investigate the relationship between physical exercise and adolescent mental health in the Covid-19 epidemic. This research uses a cross-sectional design and is quantitative. Using a stratified random sampling technique, 246 persons were sampled at SMPN Padang City. The Self Reporting Questionnaire-20 (SRQ-20) and Physical Activity Questionnaire-Adolescent (PAQ-A) questionnaires were distributed online using google forms for this study's collection of physical activity and mental health data. The data were analyzed using the Chi-square test. Adolescent mental health was shown to be significantly correlated with physical exercise (p-value = 0.000; OR 2.660; CI 1.568-4.515). Teenagers are advised to enhance their physical activity levels and learn about physical activities that can help prevent mental health difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to help prevent problems.


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Susmiati, S., Fauziyah, M. ., & Muliantino, M. R. (2023). Adolescent Mental Health and Physical Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Padang City. Journal of Asian Multicultural Research for Medical and Health Science Study, 4(2), 61-69.
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Miftah Fauziyah, Undergraduate Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Andalas, Jl. Kampus Limau Manis Padang 25163, West Sumatra, Indonesia





Mulyanti Roberto Muliantino, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Andalas, Jl. Kampus Limau Manis Padang 25163, West Sumatra, Indonesia




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