Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Sports Biomechanics, Faculty of sport sciences, Arak University, Arak, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Sports Management, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Ph.D. in Motor Behavior, Faculty of sport sciences, Arak University, Arak, Iran.


The aim of this study was to investigate the use of virtual training tools, musculoskeletal status and its relationship with the physical activity of students during quarantine due to Coronavirus outbreak. The Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) and the Beck Physical Activity Questionnaire (BPAQ) were used in this study with 370 students.  McNemar and paired t-test and Spearman correlation test were used. During the corona, students reported more pain in the elbows, wrists, knees and ankles as well as less physical activity. The use of mobile phones and laptops and the use of social media increased during the Corona under quarantine conditions. The time pattern of students' sleep changed after the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. The use of tools leading to prolonged sitting and changes in sleep patterns reflects lifestyle changes due to crises such as the Corona epidemic. Changes in physical activity will at least cause short-term effects such as musculoskeletal pain.


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