A Survey on Daily Activity Inclination and Health Complaints among Urban Youth in Malaysia

المؤلفون المشاركون

Chen, Ai−Hong
Rosli, Saiful Azlan
Hovis, Jeffery K.

المصدر

Journal of Environmental and Public Health

العدد

المجلد 2020، العدد 2020 (31 ديسمبر/كانون الأول 2020)، ص ص. 1-10، 10ص.

الناشر

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

تاريخ النشر

2020-12-09

دولة النشر

مصر

عدد الصفحات

10

الموضوع الرئيسي

الصحة العامة
الطب البشري

الملخص EN

Environmental influence is one of the attributing factors for health status.

Chronic interaction with electronic display technology and lack of outdoor activities might lead to health issues.

Given the concerns about the digital impact on lifestyle and health challenges, we aimed to investigate the daily activity inclination and health complaints among the Malaysian youth.

A self-administered questionnaire covering lifestyle and health challenges was completed by 220 youths aged between 16 and 25.

There were a total of 22 questions.

Seven questions inspected the patterns of indoor and outdoor activities.

Fifteen questions focused on the visual and musculoskeletal symptoms linked to both mental and physical health.

The total time spent indoors (15.0 ± 5.4 hours/day) was significantly higher than that spent outdoors (2.5 ± 2.6 hours/day) (t = 39.01, p<0.05).

Total time engrossed in sedentary activities (13.0 ± 4.5 hours/day) was significantly higher than that in nonsedentary activities (4.5 ± 3.8 hours/day) comprised of indoor sports and any outdoor engagements (t = 27.10, p<0.05).

The total time spent on electronic related activities (9.5 ± 3.7 hours/day) was were higher than time spent on printed materials (3.4 ± 1.6 hours/day) (t = 26.01, p<0.05).

The association of sedentary activities was positive in relation to tired eyes (χ2 = 17.58, p<0.05), sensitivity to bright light (χ2 = 12.10, p<0.05), and neck pain (χ2 = 17.27, p<0.05) but negative in relation to lower back pain (χ2 = 8.81, p<0.05).

Our youth spent more time in building and engaged in sedentary activities, predominantly electronic usage.

The health-related symptoms, both visual and musculoskeletal symptoms, displayed a positive association with a sedentary lifestyle and a negative association with in-building time.

نمط استشهاد جمعية علماء النفس الأمريكية (APA)

Chen, Ai−Hong& Rosli, Saiful Azlan& Hovis, Jeffery K.. 2020. A Survey on Daily Activity Inclination and Health Complaints among Urban Youth in Malaysia. Journal of Environmental and Public Health،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-10.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1184494

نمط استشهاد الجمعية الأمريكية للغات الحديثة (MLA)

Chen, Ai−Hong…[et al.]. A Survey on Daily Activity Inclination and Health Complaints among Urban Youth in Malaysia. Journal of Environmental and Public Health No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-10.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1184494

نمط استشهاد الجمعية الطبية الأمريكية (AMA)

Chen, Ai−Hong& Rosli, Saiful Azlan& Hovis, Jeffery K.. A Survey on Daily Activity Inclination and Health Complaints among Urban Youth in Malaysia. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-10.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1184494

نوع البيانات

مقالات

لغة النص

الإنجليزية

الملاحظات

Includes bibliographical references

رقم السجل

BIM-1184494