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ISSN 2077-7477 (Print)
ISSN 2077-7485 (Online)

A journal "Dovkillia ta zdorovia" (Environment & Health) publishes the articles on the problems in the field of medical ecology, hygiene, health protection and ecological safety.

Founder of the Journal:
State Institution "O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Hygiene and Medical Ecology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine"

Frequency of publication:
quarterly

Environment & HealthISSN: 2077-7477 eISSN: 2077-7485
No: 3 (108)   -   2023   -   Pages: 54-61
Study of the features of the lifestyle of modern youth in the public health system
Antomonov M.Yu.1, Pashynska S.L.1, Rusakova L.T.1, Sokolova M.P.1, SkochkoT.P.1
1 State Institution "O.M. Marz≥eiev Institute for Public Health of the NAMSU", Kyiv

ABSTRACT:
Materials and methods. The following methods were used in the work: bibliographic; questionnaire method; statistical - for further application of correlation analysis (Spearmanís rank correlation method); mathematical methods - for quantitative assessment of indicators of self-assessment of the state of health and ecological and valeological awareness of young people. A survey of medical students was conducted in the cities of Kyiv and Lutsk. The sample of the study is 276 participants aged from 16 to 21 years old. The questionnaire of the World Health Organization (WHO) was adapted for the survey, the structure of which includes the following main characteristics: physical condition; limitation of activity due to physical condition; feeling pain; emotional condition; limitation of activity due to emotional state; difficulties in active communication caused by physical and emotional state; maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The basic data of the participants are age and gender.

Results. The results of the questionnaire were converted into rank variables for further application of correlation analysis. As a result of the correlation analysis, it was found that: there is a significant relationship between the physical and emotional states of the interviewees (p<0.01); because of the emotional state, there are difficulties in work and everyday activities for both girls (p<0.01) and boys (p<0.05); physical condition leads to limitations in work and everyday activities more often in girls (p<0.001); girls are more sensitive to pain (p<0.001); the possibility of active communication in girls, unlike boys, depends on both emotional and physical condition. Thus, the performed research makes a significant contribution to solving the issues of health formation of the younger generation and recognizing the role in this process of the lifestyle of modern youth.

KEYWORDS:
healthy lifestyle, health-forming behavior, self-assessment of health, questionnaire
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