RESEARCH PAPER
Health-oriented attitudes and opinions of 1st year students at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn on the prophylaxis of health hazards (2005/2006)
 
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Study Center of Physical Education and Sport, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
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Clinical Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Clinical Hospital, Olsztyn, Poland
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Department of Machinery and Separation Processes, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
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Department of Foundations of Safety, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Robert Podstawski   

Study Center of Physical Education and Sport, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Prawocheńskiego 7, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland. Tel.: +48 89 523 33 08, +48 601 652 527.
Submission date: 2012-09-14
Acceptance date: 2013-02-27
Online publication date: 2013-03-15
Publication date: 2020-04-07
 
Pol. Ann. Med. 2013;20(1):25–29
 
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ABSTRACT
Introduction:
People's health is definitely influenced by their health-oriented attitudes shown in everyday life.

Aim:
To analyze the health-oriented attitudes of young males and their opinions on the prevention of health hazards.

Material and methods:
The research was conducted in the academic year 2005/2006. The study group consisted of 550 students in their 1st year at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. A diagnostic poll with an anonymous questionnaire was applied as the research method.

Results and discussion:
Negative effects of a harmful life style are noticeable both among Polish as well as foreign students.

Conclusions:
The investigated students showed a low level of physical activity at secondary school and during studies. In most cases it was limited to participating in obligatory physical education classes. A relatively high percentage of the subjects consumed alcohol every day or once a week. Some students wished to change their eating habits and quit smoking or drinking alcohol.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
None declared.
FUNDING
None.
 
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