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Volume : 1 Issue :1 Month : December (2015)
CORRELATION BETWEEN SCIATIC NERVE MOBILITY AND PHYSCICAL ACTIVITY IN SCHOOL GOINING SEDENTARY TEENAGE GIRLS
Authors : V.Samatha


Background and Purpose: A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with no or irregular physical activity. Sedentary activities include sitting, reading, watching television, playing video games, and computer use for much of the day with little or no vigorous physical exercise. As there is no physical activity the neuro dynamics may alter. So, the purpose of the study was to test the sciatic nerve mobility in sedentary school going teenage girls.
Objectives: The aim of the study is to correlate the physical activities with sciatic nerve mobility in sedentary school going teenage girls which is measured by using straight leg raising test.
Methodology: It is a cross-sectional study done on 400 school going teenagers. The subjects habit of playing, frequency of playing, hours of playing are considered in the study. Sciatic nerve mobility is assessed using straight leg raising test in all the subjects. Habit and frequency of playing are correlated with the sciatic nerve mobility.
Results: All the results are analyzed using Pearson’s correlation coefficient. The P value is 0.0721, considered not quite significant and the r value is 0.1648.
Conclusion: The results concluded that there is a week correlation between sedentary school going teenagers and the sciatic nerve mobility. The school going teenage girls is developing sedentary life style which is a risk factor for various non communicable diseases.

Keywords: Sedentary life style, straight leg raising test, sciatic nerve mobility, habit of playing.

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