TITLE

Pripadnost mediteranskoj prehrani studenata riječkog sveučilišta

AUTHOR(S)
Žeželj, Sandra Pavičić; Zubalj, Nataša Dragaš; Fantina, Daria; Krešić, Greta; Jovanović, Gordana Kenđel
PUB. DATE
January 2019
SOURCE
Paediatria Croatica;2019, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with reducing the risk of many chronic non-communicable diseases. The aim of this study was to determine diet quality in students from Rijeka. In addition, adherence to Mediterranean diet was assessed using two indices, the Mediterranean Diet Quality Index and the Mediterranean Diet Score. The research was conducted from January to May 2018 and included 455 students from Rijeka University, 336 women and 119 men. Data on age, physical activity, anthropometry, smoking habits and eating habits were obtained from the above mentioned questionnaires. The mean diet quality score of the students obtained by the Mediterranean Diet Quality Index was 9.61, implying medium to poor diet quality. According to the Mediterranean Diet Score, diet quality was estimated as being poor (mean score 3.70). Women had a significantly better Mediterranean Diet Quality Index (9.36) than men (p<0.001) and non-smoking students had a significantly better Mediterranean Diet Quality Index (9.11) than those that smoked (p<0.001). In conclusion, according to the Mediterranean Diet Quality Index and the Mediterranean Diet Score, the study showed the diet of students to be medium to poor. From these results, it is evident that there is the need to increase adherence to the Mediterranean diet and to change dietary habits of students. According to the results obtained, there is clear need to create a health promotion program, with special emphasis on diet and diet education.
ACCESSION #
136741094

 

Related Articles

  • Impact of the Childhood Obesity Intervention Project on primary school children from a cluster of schools. Marques Rodrigues, Alexandrina; Azevedo Alves, Odete Maria; Elsa Cristina Barreto Lima Freitas Amorim // Revista de Enfermagem Referência;abr-jun2015, Issue 5, p57 

    Theoretical framework: The Childhood Obesity Intervention Project was implemented in a Cluster of Schools in the Alto Minho region of Portugal between 2009 and 2012. Objectives: To assess the impact of the project on the prevalence of childhood obesity, eating habits and physical activity in...

  • Keep Pounds Off for the Long Run. Shaffer, Alyssa // Health (Time Inc.);Oct2013, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p45 

    The article focuses on a research conducted by Michael Rosenbaum, assistant professor at Columbia University Medical Center, which shows that people who have lost weight requires 400 calorie to maintain physical fitness of body. It informs about the strategies designed by experts with the help...

  • Influencia de hábitos saludables en el estado ponderal de niños y adolescentes en edad escolar. San Mauro, Ismael; Megías, Ana; de Angulo, Belén García; Bodega, Patricia; Rodríguez, Paula; Grande, Graciela; Micó, Víctor; Romero, Elena; García, Nuria; Fajardo, Diana; Garicano, Elena // Nutricion Hospitalaria;may2015, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p1996 

    Introduction: Overweight and obesity has high prevalence in children and adolescents in Spain. Objective: To determine the degree of influence of four modifiable factors (dietary habits, physical activity, sedentary and sleep) jointly on the weight status of a group of school children and...

  • Walking the health talk. LARSON, LAURIE // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Aug2015, Vol. 89 Issue 8, p35 

    This article features PIH Health and Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center and their Activate Whittier initiative which aims to improve health in Whittier, California. It discusses results of community collaborations in the city, results of the 2007 community needs assessments conducted by PIH...

  • Development and implementation of a lifestyle intervention to promote physical activity and healthy diet in the Dutch general practice setting; the BeweegKuur programme. Helmink, Judith H. M.; Meis, Jessie J. M.; de Weerdt, Inge; Visser, Femke N.; de Vries, Nanne K.; Kremers, Stef P. J. // International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activit;2010, Vol. 7, p49 

    Background: The number of patients with diabetes is increasing. BeweegKuur (Dutch for 'Exercise Therapy') is a Dutch lifestyle intervention which aims to effectively and feasibly promote physical activity and better dietary behaviour in primary health care to prevent diabetes. Methods: The goal...

  • Cross-sectional study to evaluate the associated factors with differences between city and districts secondary school students of the southeast of Spain (Murcia) for their adherence to the Mediterranean diet. Doménech Asensi, Guillermo; Sánchez Martínez, Álvaro; Ros Berruezo, Gaspar // Nutricion Hospitalaria;mar2015, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p1359 

    Introduction: The “Mediterranean diet" is recognized as one of the healthiest dietary patterns but, even in Mediterranean countries it is gradually being lost. Adolescence is a crucial period for changes in dietary patterns. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the...

  • Evaluación de una intervención nutricional en personas mayores: el proyecto Edumay. Sainz de Murieta, Elena Bujanda; Beitia Berrotaran, Guadalupe; Zazpe, Itziar; Lasheras, Berta; Bes-Rastrollo, Maira // Nutricion Hospitalaria;jul2014, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p132 

    Background: The adherence to a Mediterranean Dietary Pattern is associated with a morbi-mortality reduction, and with a better quality of life. Objectives: To evaluate a nutritional intervention among independent elderly people enrolled in an educational program to increase the knowledge of the...

  • Come bien y gana salud. Bertos Cabrerizo, Ma I.; Aranda Ballesteros, M.; Guzmán Bertos, C.; Martínez Guzmán, J. M. // Nutricion Hospitalaria;dic2012 suplemento 3, Vol. 27, p47 

    No abstract available.

  • A Lifestyle Approach for the Control of Diabetic Hyperglycemia. Clower, Will; Pifalo, Bradley // Journal of Managed Care Medicine;2013, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p55 

    A rise in treated disease prevalence is the most important determinant in the growth of private insurance spending.1,2 Diabetes and related chronic health conditions - hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, and sedentism - are increasing in prevalence and factor heavily in the 70 percent of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics