A STUDY ON EFFECT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON DIETARY HABITS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SLEEP PATTERNS AMONG SCHOOL STUDENTS
Author(s):
Shams Fatima, Shagufta Arshi
Keywords:
COVID-19, Pandemic, Dietary habits, physical activity, sleep patterns, school students
Abstract
COVID-19 pandemic has led to various changes in lifestyle of humans. One of such change can be seen in dietary habits, physical activity, sleep pattern and overall health of the individuals. The study Aimed to assess the changes brought by pandemic on basic health, dietary habits, physical activity and sleep pattern among school students. A descriptive Study was conducted at different schools of Hyderabad. The study was conducted on 100 school students. A questionnaire was developed and interview was done. The data collected was tabulated and analysed statistically using the formula paired t-test. The results shows that the p values are (P<0.100)and it is significant at t0.100. Hence the Alternate hypothesis is proved. It is concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic has impact on students dietary choices, Their sleep patterns and physical activity. Students got used to have meals at irregular timings, they lack physical activity and screen time is increased, their sleep patterns were also affected. The changes brought by pandemic are now gradually shifting to normal.
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Unique Paper ID: 156739

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 5

Page(s): 594 - 600
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