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Scripta Medica
2020, vol. 51, br. 1, str. 41-47
jezik rada: engleski
vrsta rada: izvorni naučni članak
objavljeno: 04/04/2020
doi: 10.5937/scriptamed51-23360
Anthropometric characteristics and health self-assessment of female university students
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aUniverzitet u Banjoj Luci, Medicinski fakultet, Katedra za fiziklanu medicinu i rehabilitaciju, Republika Srpska, BiH
bUniverzitet u Banjoj Luci, Medicinski fakultet, Katedra za fiziologiju, Republika Srpska, BiH
cUniverzitet u Banjoj Luci, Medicinski fakultet, Republika Srpska, BiH + Klinički centar Republike Srpske, Klinika za psihijatriju, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, BiH
dPublic Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka, The Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina



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Background/Aim: An important period in becoming a young woman is studying at the University. It is a period of taking responsibility for yourself, your health and social relationships. The abilities formed during this period directly affect one's physical and mental health. The study was undertaken in order to determine anthropometric characteristics and to evaluate the health of female students aged 19 to 22. Methods: An analytical population study based on a survey using a standardised SF36 self-report health test and measurement using an objective bioimpedance method with Omron BF 511 estimated 408 female students of the University of Banja Luka aged 19 to 22, based on inclusion criteria. Results: The mean body mass index (BMI) ± standard deviation of female students was 22.1 ± 3.2 kg/m2 , with 31.80 ± 6.47 percent fat and 28.15 ± 2.81 percent muscle mass. The mean values ± standard deviation of the SF 36 for mental health (MH) questionnaires was 60.7 ± 24.95 and for physical health (FH) 72.21 ± 25.89. Conclusion: Female students have ideal BMI values. Physical health self-assessment reached higher values than the mental health self-assessment, which is probably related to mental distress and problems during studying.

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student health; anthropometry; SF36 questionnaire; physical and mental health


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