Article Test

Home  >  Medical Research Archives  >  Issue 149  > The Physical Activity and Dietary Habits of Nursing Students
Published in the Medical Research Archives
Jan 2024 Issue

The Physical Activity and Dietary Habits of Nursing Students

Published on Jan 30, 2024




Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical activity and dietary habits of nursing students.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted; anonymous questionnaire and descriptive statistical methods were used.

Results: One hundred and one student were interviewed, 80 women and 21 men. Although 96% of students consider physical activity important, but they  are not physically active. Fast food and sugary carbonated drinks are frequently consumed by 52% of students. Alcoholic beverages are never consumed by 27% of respondents, 27% of the surveyed students smoke daily and 23% of respondents eat sweets daily. Fruits and vegetables are consumed daily by 53 % . Breakfast is consumed regularly by 54 students (53%).

Conclusions: Nursing students are well acquainted with the importance of obesity for public health, but students' dietary and lifestyle habits are not proportionate to their knowledge about the causes and ways of obesity prevention.

Author info

Željko Jovanović, Maja Šarić, Bojan Miletić

Have an article to submit?

Submission Guidelines

Submit a manuscript

Become a member

Call for papers

Have a manuscript to publish in the society's journal?