A Study on the Lifestyle of the Iranian University Students


Behshid Garrusi 1 , * , Hossein Safizadeh 1 , Omid Pourhosseini 1

1 Community Medicine Department, Afzalli Pour Medical School, Neurosciences Research Center, Kerman Medical Sciences University, Kerman, Iran

How to Cite: Garrusi B, Safizadeh H, Pourhosseini O. A Study on the Lifestyle of the Iranian University Students, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2008 ; 2(2):41-5.


Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 2 (2); 41-5
Published Online: July 31, 2008
Article Type: Original Article
Received: June 05, 2008
Accepted: June 28, 2008


Objective: Chaotic and unhealthy lifestyles in young generation will have a costly consequence for the health services in the future. The aim of the current study was to explore the way the Iranian University students live in order to inform the way for provision of better preventive strategies against chronic physical and psychological disabilities

Methods: Current study was carried out on 470 university students who completed a self administered questionnaire about various variables including their body mass index, nutritional status, physical activity, sleep pattern, physical and psychological wellbeing and substance use.

Results: Our study revealed that, in general, some students, particularly those who were studying medicine, were not enjoying a healthy lifestyle. However, female students were doing better than males in this regard.

Conclusion: The findings of our study are overall in accord with the results of the studies published in other countries. This should inform policy makers and health service managers to develop health action programs for university students to promote healthy lifestyle.


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