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Health Awareness among University Students in Jordan

20 Nov 2013-Review of European Studies (Canadian Center of Science and Education (CCSE))-Vol. 5, Iss: 5, pp 197

AbstractThe primary purpose of this study was to determine the level of health awareness among university students in Jordan. The sample of the study consisted of (860) male and female students from different colleges at the Hashemite University during the second semester of the academic year 2012/2013, who were exposed to the health awareness scale. To analyze the gathered data, means, standard deviations, t-test and one-way ANOVA were calculated. Additionally, results indicated that the degree of health awareness for the Hashemite University students was low, and that there were statistically significant differences for the level of health awareness for the Hashemite University students ascribed to the variables of gender, specialization, and academic level and GPA.

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01 Jan 2021
TL;DR: To assess the effect of a health promotion course on knowledge and attitudes towards chronic non‐communicable diseases (CNCDs) among undergraduate students in a Jordanian university, a large number of students take the course.
Abstract: Aim To assess the effect of a health promotion course on knowledge and attitudes towards chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) among undergraduate students in a Jordanian university. Design A one-group pre-test-post-test study design was used. Methods A convenience sample of 178 undergraduate students registered in a 3-credit health promotion course was enrolled in the study and completed both pre- and post-tests. This course is offered as an elective course for undergraduate students by the Faculty of Nursing at a large public university in Jordan. Twelve, one-hour interactive sessions regarding CNCDs topics were delivered over 3 weeks as part of the health promotion course. A computer-based questionnaire was used to evaluate students' knowledge and attitudes towards CNCDs including diabetes, hypertension and cancer, before and after undertaking the course. Results There was a significant improvement in the overall knowledge (Cohen's d effect size (d) = 1.08) and attitudes (d = 0.62) among all the students, regardless of gender. The overall knowledge and attitudes scores were significantly higher among females in the pre-test, but the differences in their overall scores became insignificant in the post-test. Education on specific topics was effective in improving university students' knowledge and attitudes about health-promoting behaviours, thereby preventing CNCDs. It is important to incorporate health promotion education regarding CNCDs into university curricula using innovative approaches to enhance healthy behaviours in young adults.

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  • ...In Jordan, lack of awareness in terms of health promotion behaviours is a clear problem among university students (Al-Shara, 2019; Ashraah et al., 2013; Shaheen et al., 2015)....

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TL;DR: The study recommended incorporating health promotion concepts within teaching curricula and conducting health and education campaigns by health education institutions to assess the level of health awareness (HA) among students attending three undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Applied Medical Sciences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Abstract: This study was conducted to assess the level of health awareness (HA) among students attending three undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Applied Medical Sciences (CAMS) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SA). A modified self-reported survey was utilized to measure HA demonstrating four domains: Nutrition (NU), Personal Health (PH), Physical Exercise (PE), and Body Build (BB). The questionnaire was distributed to 302 female students attending the first semester of the academic year 2014-2015 BS degree in Radiology Sciences (RS), Clinical Laboratory (CL), and Health Education (HE) departments. Bloom's taxonomy was utilized to describe the three cognitive levels. Synthesizing, creating, and evaluating were grouped to represent high level indicators; applying cognitive skills only revealed an intermediate level; while memorizing and listing demonstrated low levels. In a 5-point Likert scale, the overall mean (M) of HA among CAMS students was 3.82 with the highest among students attending HE (M = 3.89). The domain of PH ranked first with a high average (M = 4.30). There were significant differences (α = 0.05), in the level of HA in PH and BB domains, among students in terms of program specialty only, but no such significant differences were found for other characteristics. The study recommended incorporating health promotion concepts within teaching curricula and conducting health and education campaigns by health education institutions.

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  • ...Conversely, Ashraah et al (2013) found that the degree of HA among students was lower than the acceptable level for a college student, also with some demographic differences among groups....

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  • ...adopted surveys designed to measure students’ HA level with respect of their daily nutrition, personal health, sportive activities, and body domains (Abd AlHaqq et al, 2012; Ashraah et al, 2013)....

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Abstract: This research aims to determine the level of health awareness and the level of health locus of control among hospitality students. The simple random sample of the study consisted of 95 first-stage students of the hotel management department at the faculty of tourism and hotels in Minia university during the first semester of the academic year 2019/2020. The study results revealed that the degree of the health awareness level and the health locus of control level are high. In addition, they are significant differed according to the gender in favor of males. Moreover, there is a direct correlation between the level of health awareness and the level of health locus of control (r = 0.444, Sig = 000). Finally, the regression model of the level of health awareness (Y) with the level of health locus of control (X) is Y = 1.955 + 0.513X.

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  • ...The level of health awareness was low among primary school students in government schools in Palestine (Al-Ali, 2001), Egyptian university students (Gelany & Moussa, 2012), and students of the Hashemite University in Jordan (Ashraah et al., 2013), and secondary school students (Iqbal et al., 2020)....

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  • ...This result agrees with the studies that have determined the existence of significant differences between males and females in the level of health awareness (Al-Arjan et al., 2013; Ashraah et al., 2013; Maaki, 2017)....

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  • ...…of the researches that measured the level of health awareness have varied, it is a high level (Alonazi et al., 2016), a medium level (Abdalhaqq et al., 2012; Al-Sharaa, 2019), or a low level (Al-Ali, 2001; Gelany & Moussa, 2012; Ashraah et al., 2013; Maaki, 2017; Iqbal et al., 2020) among students....

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  • ...This result is consistent with the study of Alonazi et al., (2016), while it differs with the studies of (Al-Ali, 2001; Gelany & Moussa, 2012; Abdalhaqq et al., 2012; Ashraah et al., 2013; Alarjan et al., 2013; Maaki, 2017; Iqbal et al., 2020)....

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  • ...There are significant differences in the level of health awareness among students at the Hashemite University in Jordan, according to the factors of gender, specialization, academic level, and GPA (Ashraah et al., 2013)....

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