Lifestyle and Health Risk Behaviours among Elbasan Students

Dashuri Cela, Loreta Kuneshka, Polikron Pulluqi
2014 Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences  
AIM: The purpose of this study is: (1) to help monitor the Albanian students' lifestyle, the way they spend their free time, the weight that studying, networks, screens and sports have in their life; (2) to assess their health risk behaviours, such as tobacco and drug use, weapon carrying and sports betting; (3) to identify differences in behaviour by gender, grade, socioeconomic and demographic status; (4) to understand the influence of parents on their children.METHOD: The study was conducted
more » ... study was conducted in May 2013, as a classroom survey of students in urban and rural schools of Elbasan. A questionnaire was distributed to the 8th to 12th grade students to be completed by them anonymously.RESULT: There are a low number of the students that are interested to books and study and meantime, a large number of them spend their free time in front of a screen or hanging out in bars with friends. Moreover, a considerable number of them are engaged in health risk behaviours.CONCLUSION: In students' lifestyle exist serious problems and these data also provide inside into ways to shape a public health response. We need to change the way society views and treats these problems.
doi:10.3889/oamjms.2014.092 fatcat:5z7kcculprb73lwcgklsezongy