The Analysis of the Biopsychosocial Characteristics of the Individuals Doing Pilates and the Sedentary Individuals in Covid-19 Pandemic Period


  • Ayşe İrem TOKUL
  • Gulay ARAS BAYRAM Istanbul Medipol University



Biopsychosocial, Covid-19, Physical activity, Pilates, Sedentary


Purpose: The aim of our study is to analyse the biopsychosocial characteristics of the individuals doing pilates and the sedentary individuals in Covid-19 pandemic period.

Methods: Participants were randomly allocated into pilates (n=27) and control groups (n=27). The biopsychosocial conditions of the participants were assessed on the Cognitive Exercise Therapy Approach Scale (BETY-BQ). Participants also were evaluated by the Beck Depression Scale (BDS), Fear of Covid-19 Scale, The Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and The Nottingham Health Profile (NHP). After the first evaluation, all the participants were given an informative presentation emphasising Covid-19 and the importance of physical activity during the pandemic period. The pilates group participated in 50-minute sessions of pilates twice a week for 8 weeks. At the end of the 8-week period, all the participants were evaluated with the same evaluation methods.

Results:  In the pilates group; there was a significant difference in the scores of BETY-BQ, BDS, the Fear of Covid-19 Scale, PSQI and NHP (p<0.05) while there was no significant difference in FSS (p>0.05). In the control group, BDS, the Fear of Covid-19 Scale, PSQI and NHP scores differed significantly (p<0.05) but BETY-BQ and FSS did not differ significantly (p>0.05).

Conclusions: At the end of the study, it was deduced that the pilates exercises done in the Covid-19 pandemic period had a positive effect on the biopsychosocial characteristics of the individuals.


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TOKUL , A. İrem, & ARAS BAYRAM , G. (2023). The Analysis of the Biopsychosocial Characteristics of the Individuals Doing Pilates and the Sedentary Individuals in Covid-19 Pandemic Period. WORLD WOMEN STUDIES JOURNAL, 8(1), 17–26.