Investigation of the Effects of Smoking Addiction and Physical Activity on Some Respiratory Functions in Young Adult Males

Muhammed Fatih Bilici, Ali Türker


The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of smoking addiction and physical activity on some respiratory functions in young adult males. 120 male students who have no health problem with an age average of 21,00 (years) , height average of 174,2 (cm) and weight average of 69,62 (kg) have voluntarily participated in the study. The students participating in the study have been categorized according to their condition of doing exercise and addiction to smoking. Spirometer (Pony Fx, Italy) was used to determine pulmonary functions of students. In the statistical analysis of the obtained data SPSS program has been used. The normality distribution of the data has been identified with Shapiro-Wilk test. In the analysis of the data which have no normal distribution, Kruskal Wallis test and in the sub groups Mann- Whitney U test has been used. It has been determined that FVC, FEV1, FEF25-75% (L/s), PEF (L/s), VC and MVV values of the student groups who doing regular exercise are significantly higher than the student groups who do not (p<0,05). No statistically significant difference has been found in FEV1/FVC(%) value among the groups (p>0,05). It has been found that smoking addiction is effective on PEF value in a significant level (p<0,05).

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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