Relationship of socio-demographic profile and eating patterns to BMI among selected 3rd year to 4th year PT students of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, SY 2011-2012

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Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Feeding Behavior, Body Mass Index, Physical Therapy


This is a correlational study using a self-administered questionnaire to determine the distribution of the participants as to socio-demographic profile and a 24-hour dietary recall to assess the consumption of food of the students. Respondents were chosen using purposive sampling. The researchers screened the 3rd year and 4th year physical therapy students by getting their height and weight and calculated their BMI classification. The participants were regular male and female students in the 3rd and 4th year BSPT program who were overweight and obese. Statistical techniques used were frequency, mean and Spearman’s Rank correlation. The results of the study indicated that there was a significant relationship between age and weekly food allowance to BMI and there was no significant relationship between gender and place of residence to BMI. Based on the result, there is a significant relationship between eating patterns to BMI.

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