HomePhilippine Scientific Journalvol. 53 no. 2 (2020)

Association of Health Lifestyle Patterns and Academic Performance of Medical Students in a Selected Higher Education Institution in Metro Manila

Nikki Paulene B. Cheong | Michael Gabriel Y. Luis | Janet Jane A. De Ridder | Irineo Jr. C. Dones | Jessica C. Comedian | Rozelle S. Reyes | Maan S. Gallardo | Jacklyn F. Jose | Panchami Raj | Isha Kumar | Rica Victoria R. Delos Santos | Kate Dell M. Salazar | Maria Leonora B. Raboc



Objective: This study aims to determine the association of health lifestyle patterns with the academic performance of medical students in a selected higher education institution in Metro Manila. Methods: A cross sectional analytical study was conducted using a modified questionnaire. Regular first year to third year students who were officially enrolled in the 1st semester of the academic year 2018-2019 were included. Stratified random sampling method was used for the participant selection. The parameters that were analyzed were the demography, lifestyle patterns, and academic performance. The parameters under the lifestyle patterns include the diet, cigarette and tobacco use, alcohol consumption and physical activity. These patterns were classified as Unhealthy, Intermediate, and Healthy. The academic performance of the students was categorized into Failed, Passed, Satisfactory, Very Satisfactory, and Excellent. Results: There were a total of 179 students in the study with a mean age of 23.30 ± 2.32. The majority of the respondents were female (50.84%), Filipino (75.98%), Roman Catholic (61.45%), and with fair academic performance (46.93%). Majority of the respondents were classified as Intermediate for Diet (72.63%), Healthy for Cigarette and Tobacco Use (92.74%), Intermediate for Alcohol Consumption (48.60%) and Unhealthy for Physical Activity (54.19%). Conclusion: There was a marginally significant difference with alcohol consumption according to year level (p=0.09) and there was a significant association with cigarette and tobacco use with grades (p=0.001).