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Lifestyle in students from a private university: A descriptive study

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Sara Agripina Ttito-Vilca ,
Sara Agripina Ttito-Vilca

Universidad César Vallejo, Lima, Perú

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Edwin Gustavo Estrada-Araoz ,
Edwin Gustavo Estrada-Araoz

Universidad Nacional Amazónica de Madre de Dios, Madre de Dios, Perú

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Maribel Mamani-Roque ,
Maribel Mamani-Roque

Universidad Nacional del Altiplano, Puno, Perú

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Abstract

Introduction: The lifestyles of university students are essential, as they impact their physical and mental well-being, as well as academic success.
Objective: To analyze the lifestyles of students majoring in Administration, Accounting, and Law at a private university in the Peruvian Amazon.
Methods: A quantitative, non-experimental, cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. A total of 285 students participated and were administered the Lifestyle Profile (PEPS-I), an instrument with adequate metric properties. Descriptive statistical methods were applied to categorize the variable and dimensions according to cut-off points. Similarly, the non-parametric Chi-Square test was used to determine whether lifestyles were significantly associated with the proposed sociodemographic and employment-related variables.
Results: It was found that 40.7% of the students had a less healthy lifestyle, 32.3% had a healthy lifestyle, and 27% had an unhealthy lifestyle. Likewise, the dimensions of nutrition, exercise, and health responsibility were also rated as unhealthy, while the dimensions of stress management, interpersonal support, and self-actualization were rated as healthy. Furthermore, it was found that lifestyles were associated with some sociodemographic variables, such as gender and socioeconomic level.
Conclusions: The students were characterized by having a less healthy lifestyle. Based on the results found, it is imperative that universities implement health education programs focused on promoting healthy lifestyle habits.

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Ttito-Vilca SA, Estrada-Araoz EG, Mamani-Roque M. Lifestyle in students from a private university: A descriptive study. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 11 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];4:630. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/630

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