A Cross-Sectional Study on Eating Habits and Health Attitudes among the Medical and Pharmacy Students of UNIKL-RCMP, Malaysia

Haque, ATM Emdadul and Manimaran, Nilaroshini A/P and Ramanitaram, Suvendran A/L and Nedunchelian, Theviasheni A/P and Seeva, Thishanrthini A/P and Haque , Mainul (2015) A Cross-Sectional Study on Eating Habits and Health Attitudes among the Medical and Pharmacy Students of UNIKL-RCMP, Malaysia. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research, 32 (1). pp. 238-245. ISSN 0976 – 044X

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Abstract

Non-communicable diseases are increasing worldwide and pose a major concern to the public health which is strongly associated with eating habits and health attitude caused by popularity of fast food, soft drinks, lack of exercise, smoking habit, alcohol consumption, and improper sleeping habits. The objective was to evaluate the eating habit and health attitude among the medical and pharmacy students in UniKL Royal College of Medicine Perak. This cross sectional study included 202 students from MBBS and Pharmacy of UniKL Royal College of Medicine Perak. Questionnaires were employed to assess the eatinghabit and health attitude through the simple random selection of students. The mean diet score of MBBS and pharmacy was (6.53±0.14) and (5.73±0.23) respectively and the difference was not statistically significant (p=0.067) conversely the mean lifestyle score of MBBS and Pharmacy students was (3.89±0.09) and (3.55±0.12) and it was not significantly different (p=0.058). In total, less than half of the total respondent practices a healthy eating habit as well as healthy attitude. This study showed relatively better eating habits and health attitudes among the medical students than pharmacy students. But an educational program may be introduced to improve further for both the groups.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Dr Mainul Haque
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2015 01:54
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2015 01:54
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3358

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