Title

The relationship of chronotype based on the horne and Ostberg's morningness and eveningness questionnaire and carbohydrate intake of second year DLS-HSI medical students, SY 2016-2017

Date of Completion

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Carbohydrates, Medical Students

Abstract

The population to be studied were 271 regular 2nd year medical students of DLSHSI ages ranging from 19-28 years old. Simple random sampling was performed to select the 160 participants from the total population. Using Chi-square test, data analysis showed that 79.14% of the participants have high glycemic load while only 20.86% have low glycemic load. Among the participants with high glycemic load, 51% were classified under the evening chronotype while 49% were under the morning chronotype. In contrast, among those classified under the low glycemic load, 41% were evening persons while 59% were morning persons with a computed prevalence ratio of 0.72 at 95% confidence interval. The study concluded that there was no significant relationship between chronotype and carbohydrate intake. Gender was not a confounding factor.

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