The attitude of students of Academy of Physical Education to alcohol consumption

Original Article, Pol J Public Health 2014;124(4): 206-208

Katarzyna Wójtowicz-Chomicz1, Anna Czeczuk1, Elżbieta Huk-Wieliczuk1, Andrzej Borzęcki2

1 Department of Health Promotion, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in Biała Podlaska, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland
2 Chair and Department of Hygiene, Medical University in Lublin, Poland
3 Medical University of Lublin, II Faculty of Medicine with the English Division, Department of Public Health, Poland

DOI: 10.1515/pjph-2015-0010

Abstract

Introduction. Alcohol is found to contribute to everyday life of young people. Frequent heavy drinking, violent behavior under influence of alcohol are typical for youths. Unreasonable over-consumption of alcohol might have direct impact on their health in adulthood, as initially controlled amount of alcohol drinking can gradually lead to abuse and further, to alcohol addiction.
Aim. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of alcohol consumption and to notify knowledge of the harmful effects of alcohol on human body.
Material and methods. The study was conducted among 276 fifth-year students (including 206 men and 70 women). Students filled out an anonymous questionnaire containing AUDIT test.
Results. Risky model of alcohol consumption was observed among 75.72% of students whereas alcohol-addicted group accounted for 1.81%. The remaining group of students (22.47%) was reported as harmful alcohol consumption model. Beer was the most often consumed alcohol.
Conclusions. Abstinence from drinking alcohol is a rarely observed phenomenon among students of the Academy of Physical Education. Future PE teachers should be urgently motivated to educate and to encourage youths about healthy life style.
 

Keywords

students, alcohol, AUDIT test.

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