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The lifestyle of Brazilian medical students: What changed and how it protected their emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kobbaz, Tiago Mansur; Bittencourt, Letícia Ayd; Pedrosa, Bianca Vianna; Fernandes, Beatriz da Motta; Marcelino, Leonardo Demier; Freitas, Bernardo Pires de; Maciel, Natália; Rothfuchs, Ana Paula; Magalhães, Elisa da Silva; Saud, Nathália Salim; Vidigal, Alexia Soares; Miura, Bruna Yumi Gonçalves; Cunha Rodrigues, João Fernando; Müller, Ully Morize; de Almeida Silva, Luíza; Arnoldi Cobas, Roberta; Nishijuka, Fábio Akio; Barbato, Kelly Biancardini Gomes.
  • Kobbaz TM; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League President; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Bittencourt LA; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Vice-President; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio@de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Pedrosa BV; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Research Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio@de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Fernandes BDM; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Research Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio@de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Marcelino LD; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Member; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Freitas BP; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Member; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Maciel N; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Education Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Rothfuchs AP; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Education Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Magalhães EDS; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Extention Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio@de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Saud NS; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Prevention Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Vidigal AS; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Prevention Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Miura BYG; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Marketing Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio@de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Cunha Rodrigues JF; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Marketing Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio@de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Müller UM; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Secretary Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • de Almeida Silva L; MS, Cardiovascular Sciences@ Academic League Extention Director; Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Arnoldi Cobas R; MD, PhD, Internal Medicine Professor, Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Nishijuka FA; MSc, Internal Medicine Professor, Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques; Physician, Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia; Physician, Hospital Naval Marcílio Dias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Barbato KBG; MSc, PhD, Internal Medicine Professor, Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Internal Medicine Physician and Teaching and Research Division Member, Instituto Nacional de Traumatologia e Ortopedia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Aust J Gen Pract ; 50(9): 668-672, 2021 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1464202
ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND AND

OBJECTIVES:

Adopting healthy lifestyle pillars promotes longer lives free from major chronic diseases. The COVID-19 pandemic imposed behavioural changes and psychological burdens. The aim of this study was to assess changes in medical students' six lifestyle pillars that were imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

METHOD:

This cross-sectional study included 548 Brazilian medical students' digitally collected demographic data and lifestyle characteristics from before and during the pandemic.

RESULTS:

The pandemic had a neutral impact on sleep quality and a predominantly negative impact on interpersonal relationships, exercise and eating. Approximately 67.5% students decreased their tobacco and alcohol use. Spirituality was maintained at 66%. Those who reported having emotional wellbeing (27.9%) during the pandemic fulfilled a higher number of pre-pandemic lifestyle pillars (median [IQR]) when compared with those who reported an absence of wellbeing (4 [3-4] pillars, compared with 3 [2-4], P = 0.006).

DISCUSSION:

The results reinforce the importance of adhering to as many lifestyle pillars as possible to preserve emotional wellbeing during periods of stress such as those experienced during the pandemic.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Document Type: Article Main subject: Students, Medical / Mental Health / COVID-19 / Life Style Subject: Students, Medical / Mental Health / COVID-19 / Life Style Type of study: Prevalence study / Qualitative research / Risk factors Language: English Journal: Aust J Gen Pract Year: 2021

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Document Type: Article Main subject: Students, Medical / Mental Health / COVID-19 / Life Style Subject: Students, Medical / Mental Health / COVID-19 / Life Style Type of study: Prevalence study / Qualitative research / Risk factors Language: English Journal: Aust J Gen Pract Year: 2021
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