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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2009;30(4):277-284.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2009.30.4.277    Published online April 20, 2009.
The Effect of Lifestyle Modification Program for Medical Students' Personal Health Practices.
Si Won Hur, Hyun Su Kim, Ji Young Son, Woo Kyoung Bae, Tae Woo Yoo, Yeon Ji Lee
1Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Family Medicine, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, Korea. dawndusk@naver.com
생활습관개선 프로그램이 일개 대학 의대생들의 건강행동에 미치는 영향
허시원, 김현수, 손지영, 배우경, 유태우, 이연지
Lifestyle is an important risk factor for many diseases. We need to educate medical students for advocating health promoting behaviors to their patients. Teaching knowledge, however, was not enough for medical students to change their health-related lifestyle. In this study, we investigated health promoting behaviors of medical students, and the improvement of their health behaviors after competitive lifestyle modifi cation program.Methods: All sophomores of medical college in Seoul National University were included in this study. We performed lifestyle modifi cation program consisting of lecture, group competition, and feedback. We focused on reforming health behaviors like smoking, drinking, exercise, stress management and eating habits. And we also checked common symptoms of functional diseases, medication frequency for relieving these symptoms and general life satisfaction.Results: After 2 months of lifestyle modifi cation program, the obese (P = 0.0455) and the average value of BMI (P < 0.001) were decreased and two of smokers quitted smoking. Numbers of medical students with health related habits such as regular exerciser (P = 0.027), frequent user of symptom-relief medication (P < 0.001), breakfast skipper (P = 0.005) were signifi cantly changed in positive way, and the average value of general life satisfaction score (P = 0.003) was improved.Conclusion: Lifestyle modification program improved medical students' health habits and enhanced general life satis-faction.
Key Words: Lifestyle Modifi cation; Health Behavior; Medical Student; Group Competition; Life Satisfaction
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