Assessment of health-promoting lifestyle profile and its relation with well-being of medical students: A cross sectional study.

  • Subhan Ullah Aziz Fatima Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Mubarak Ali Anjum Aziz Fatima Medical College Faisalabad.
  • Khalid Parvez University Medical and Dental College Faisalabad.
  • Uzma Sagheer
  • Ghulam Abbas Sheikh Aziz Fatima Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Humayun Suqrat Aziz Fatima Medical College Faisalabad.
Keywords: Healthy Lifestyles, Medical Students, Well Being

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of our study was to determine the importance and assessment of a health-promoting lifestyle and its possible association with well-being of medical students. Study Design: Cross Sectional Study. Setting: Aziz Fatima Medical and Dental College Faisalabad. Period: June to July 2020. Material & Methods: The English version of Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile, and WHO-5 Well-Being Index were used in our study. Results: The research was conducted with 205 medical students. From which 102(49.8%) belongs from 4-year class and 103(50.2%) from 5-year class. Based on the table, the mean age of the total participants was 22.45(±1.03) years. Among the participants, the mean score of a health-promoting lifestyle was 133.36 ±18.90, which is interpreted as moderate. Lifestyle mean score is greater in 5th-year class as compare to 4th-year class but no significant difference was found because p value is greater than 0.05 there was a significant relationship between well-being and health-promoting lifestyle. Age and gender, were associated with students lifestyles. Independent t test is used to compare the mean difference in gender and MBBS class. Chi square test is used to find the significant association between well-being categories with gender and MBBS class. Pearson correlation coefficient method is used to measure the correlation between well being and healthy lifestyles. Conclusion: A health-promoting lifestyle of students in this study was moderate and they did not have an acceptable level of physical activity. The medical students’ curriculums need to be improved to enhance health promoting lifestyles.

Author Biographies

Subhan Ullah, Aziz Fatima Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

MBBS, FCPS (Psychiatry)
Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Head Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Mubarak Ali Anjum, Aziz Fatima Medical College Faisalabad.

MBBS FCPS (Medicine)

Assistant Professor Medicine

Khalid Parvez, University Medical and Dental College Faisalabad.

MBBS, FCPS (Medicine)
Associate Professor Rheumatology

Uzma Sagheer

MBBS, MPH

Senior Demonstrator Community Medicine

Ghulam Abbas Sheikh, Aziz Fatima Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

MBBS FCPS

Professor Medicine

Humayun Suqrat, Aziz Fatima Medical College Faisalabad.

MBBS, MPH, M.Phil

Associate Professor Community Medicine

Published
2021-06-10