A study on Modifiable Risk Factors for Healthy Lifestyle in Medical and Nursing Students, HIMS, Sitapur

Authors

  • Ravi Pachori1 , Jiratithigan Sillapasuwan2 , Shakeel A. Qidwai3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i1.13842

Keywords:

Alcohol, Tobacco, Smoking, Physical Activity

Abstract

Introduction: Most of lifestyle choices are related to various risk factors for non-communicable diseases,
such as diet patterns, physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol consumption etc. Objective: To assess the
dietary, addiction habits and physical activity of medical and nursing students of HIMS Sitapur, and to
determination of differences exist by gender. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was carried out in
December 2019 among medical and nursing students of HIMS, Sitapur. A total of 820 students which
included 496 males and 324 females participated in the study. A Structured, self-administered and pretested
questionnaire was prepared for lifestyle risk factors. Data collected were compiled in MS Excel software
and analysed in institutional SPSS version 22. Result: Majority students 503 (61.3%) prefer vegetarian
diet highly significant but Fruit and vegetable consumption were occasional among most of 304 (37.1%)
students. Alcohol consumption was found 201 (32.5%) in all students, habit of smoking is present in 66
(8.0%) students, tobacco chewing is very less common only in 25 (3.0%) students and significantly 328
(40.0%) students were not engaged in any kind of physical activities. Conclusion: Health education and
its reinforcement especially in the area of alcohol consumption, tobacco chewing, smoking and physical
activity is required.

Author Biography

Ravi Pachori1 , Jiratithigan Sillapasuwan2 , Shakeel A. Qidwai3

1
Associate professor, Community Medicine Department, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), Sitapur,
U.P. India, 2
Lecturer, Department of Mental Health & psychiatric, College of Nursing, Rajabhat university,
Pibulsongkram, Thailand, 3Principal, Hind Institute of medical Sciences (HIMS), Sitapur, U.P. India

Published

2021-01-07

How to Cite

Ravi Pachori1 , Jiratithigan Sillapasuwan2 , Shakeel A. Qidwai3. (2021). A study on Modifiable Risk Factors for Healthy Lifestyle in Medical and Nursing Students, HIMS, Sitapur. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(1), 142-151. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i1.13842