Hábitos alimentarios, actividad física y su asociación con el estrés académico en estudiantes universitarios de primer año de ciencias de la salud

Translated title of the contribution: Eating habits, physical activity and its association with academic stress in first year health science university students

Rafael Durán-Galdo, Víctor Mamani-Urrutia

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Abstract

Introduction: Bad eating habits, sedentary lifestyle and academic stress are factors to which university students are constantly exposed and, at the same time, these factors are associated with a negative impact on the health and academic performance of the student. Objective: To determine the association between eating habits, physical activity level and academic stress among freshmen of the Faculty of Health Sciences of a private university in Lima-Peru. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in students of Nutrition and Dietetics, Psychology and Dentistry careers in their first and second academic cycles 2018-2 and 2019-1 (n= 180). The application of three surveys previously validated in previous studies was carried out. Results: Eating habits obtained from the study were adequate in 96.1% of the sample. 38.9; 50.0; and 11.1% of the students performed low, moderate and high intensity physical activity, respectively. 2.2; 39.4 and 58.3% of the respondents had a very low, mild and moderate level of academic stress, respectively. An association was found between physical activity and academic stress (p= 0.028). No association was found between eating habits and academic stress (p= 0.517). Conclusion: Eating habits were not associated with academic stress. However, there was an association between physical activity level and academic stress.

Translated title of the contributionEating habits, physical activity and its association with academic stress in first year health science university students
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)389-395
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Chilena de Nutricion
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

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