Factor Affecting Nutritional Status among Students in Pandemic Period: Sleep Duration, Physical Activity, and Knowledge of Balanced Nutrition
Keywords:Nutritional Status, Sleep Duration, Physical Activity, Nutritional Knowledge
AbstractThe pandemic situation due to COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that has spread throughout the world, has an impact on all aspects, including nutritional needs, especially in children. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between nutritional status with sleep duration, physical activity, and knowledge of balanced nutrition among a group of students in a pandemic period. The research is observational analytic cross-sectional conducted in Manarul Huda Islamic Boarding School Bandung to 39 students. Body Mass Index (BMI) is used to assess nutritional status. Knowledge of balanced nutrition through a validated questionnaire; sleep duration, which is obtained from the question how long do you need to sleep in 1 day; and physical activity rated from the duration of exercise in 1 week. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS version 23.0. The relationship between categorical variables was assessed using the Chi-square independence test. The result shows that nutritional status among students has good interaction with sleep duration, physical activity, and knowledge of balanced nutrition with a value of p<0.05. In conclusion, this study states nutritional status determines the quality of life. Sleep duration, exercise, and knowledge of balanced nutrition are factors that can determine a person's nutritional status. Further analysis is needed regarding other factors that influence nutritional status.
How to Cite
Damayanti, M. M. ., & Yuniarti, Y. (2021). Factor Affecting Nutritional Status among Students in Pandemic Period: Sleep Duration, Physical Activity, and Knowledge of Balanced Nutrition . RSF Conference Proceeding Series: Medical and Health Science, 1(1), 120–126. https://doi.org/10.31098/cpmhs.v1i1.276