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IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 685-691

Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Mohsin Ali, Rahma Othman Alfouti, Hasan Aman, Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alhazmi, Aseel Khalaf Alharbi, Jumana Abdullah Taha, Sara Ahmed Althaqafi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Lifestyle and mental health have a significant effect on the human life. Diets high in trans and saturated fats can adversely impact learning and memory. The aim of our research was to evaluate the effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance among health specialties students at Taibah University. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out at Taibah University, Al-Madinah Al-Munawara region among health specialties students of medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, radiology, medical laboratory technician, and physiotherapist. We used a questionnaire as the study tool based on the Hamilton depression rating scale 6. Data were analyzed using statistical package for social science software version 23. Results: Among the studied subjects, 11.9% of participants had early insomnia, 11% suffered from insomnia at midnight, and 14.2% suffered from insomnia until late at night, 69.3% of the participants did not suffer from confusion. Forty five percent of the participants did not suffer from physical symptoms such as pain of the limbs or back and head. 73.4% of participants did not suffer from sexual symptoms such as loss of sexual orientation or menstrual disorders. 69.7% of the participants did not see themselves as physically ill, 22.5% felt they might have an illness but did not feel that they needed treatment, and 7.8% were under treatment. As per the key of the Hamilton rating scale, the mean value was 13.12, which puts the participants in mild depression. Conclusion: Students in the medical-related specialties were not affected by their mental health or lifestyle in their academic performance. Future studies should be conducted including a broader range of students and clinician-rated standardized assessment tools, strengthening the study’s conclusion.

Keywords:
Academic performance, Al-Madinah, lifestyle, mental state, Taibah University


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Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Mohsin Ali
Department of Family Medicine, National Guard Hospital, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University of Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Rahma Othman Alfouti
Specialist Psychiatry Hospital, King Salman Medical City, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Hasan Aman
Specialist Psychiatry Hospital, King Salman Medical City, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alhazmi
Internal Medicine Department, Madinah General Hospital King Salman Medical City, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Aseel Khalaf Alharbi
Ophthalmology Department, Uhud Hospital, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
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Jumana Abdullah Taha
Dermatology Department, King Fahd Central Hospital, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
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Sara Ahmed Althaqafi
Specialist Psychiatry Hospital, King Salman Medical City, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Department of Family Medicine, National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; Rahma.alfo@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 09 Jan 2022
Accepted 05 Feb 2022
Published online 05 Feb 2022
Published in print 11 Apr 2022

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Ali M, Alfouti RO, Aman H, Alhazmi AS, Alharbi AK, Taha JA, Althaqafi SA. Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 685-691. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1641761285


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Ali M, Alfouti RO, Aman H, Alhazmi AS, Alharbi AK, Taha JA, Althaqafi SA. Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=141132 [Access: July 03, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1641761285


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Ali M, Alfouti RO, Aman H, Alhazmi AS, Alharbi AK, Taha JA, Althaqafi SA. Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(5): 685-691. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1641761285


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Ali M, Alfouti RO, Aman H, Alhazmi AS, Alharbi AK, Taha JA, Althaqafi SA. Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2022), [cited July 03, 2022]; 6(5): 685-691. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1641761285


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Ali, M., Alfouti, . R. O., Aman, . H., Alhazmi, . A. S., Alharbi, . A. K., Taha, . J. A. & Althaqafi, . S. A. (2022) Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 6 (5), 685-691. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1641761285


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Ali, Mohsin, Rahma Othman Alfouti, Hasan Aman, Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alhazmi, Aseel Khalaf Alharbi, Jumana Abdullah Taha, and Sara Ahmed Althaqafi. 2022. Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 685-691. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1641761285


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Ali, Mohsin, Rahma Othman Alfouti, Hasan Aman, Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alhazmi, Aseel Khalaf Alharbi, Jumana Abdullah Taha, and Sara Ahmed Althaqafi. "Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 685-691. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1641761285


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ali, Mohsin, Rahma Othman Alfouti, Hasan Aman, Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alhazmi, Aseel Khalaf Alharbi, Jumana Abdullah Taha, and Sara Ahmed Althaqafi. "Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.5 (2022), 685-691. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1641761285


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Ali, M., Alfouti, . R. O., Aman, . H., Alhazmi, . A. S., Alharbi, . A. K., Taha, . J. A. & Althaqafi, . S. A. (2022) Effect of lifestyle and mental state on academic performance amongst health specialties students at Taibah University in Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (5), 685-691. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1641761285


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