Dietary habits of women – selected issues

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2014, Vol 20, Issue 3


Introduction: Correct dietary habits belong to the most important elements of a healthy lifestyle. Keeping the proper body mass in every period of human development and life is a condition of retaining health. It also prevents or retards development of diseases and even improves efficiency of treatment and rehabilitation. The wrong diet leads to occurrence of many disturbances in the functioning of an organism.Object of the study: The object of this paper is to present selected issues concerning dietary habits of women.Material and method: The anonymous research included 210 women aged from 18 to 73. The field of research was four gynaecological departments. In the research the method of diagnostic survey and the analysis of documents were used. Specially prepared survey questionnaire and Nurse’s Examination Form were used as the research tools. Patients were selected for the study on the basis of the following criteria: 1. the cause of hospitalisation was a disease or diseases of the genital organ (pregnant patients and those after miscarriage were excluded); 2. age, at least 18 years (adult patients); 3. the time of hospitalisation at the gynaecological ward was at least three days; 4. the patient expressed her consent to participate in the study.Results: Only 21.4% of the women assessed their diet as healthy. The three main meals were regularly eaten by 30.5% of the respondents. Only 36.7% of the surveyed group had a proper body mass.Conclusion: 1. An incorrect body mass was found in a large part of the surveyed population; 2. Most surveyed women did not follow principles of healthy diet; 3. The analyzed dietary habits depended on the respondents’ level of education; 4. Efforts should be made to increase efficiency of co-operation between proper public institutions and non-government organizations in promoting healthy diet and motivating to a change of dietary habits.

Authors and Affiliations

Aleksandra Słopiecka


Related Articles

Urosepsis and urolithiasis – efficacy of pharmacological treatment and emergency drainage

The case of 2-year-old girl is presented with urosepsis and acute, infected hydronephrosis secondary to ureteric calculi. Apart from pharmacological treatment, emergency drainage of the collecting system was performed.Ke...

Polish version of The Attitudes to Chocolate Questionnaire (ACQ)

The growing trend of chocolate consumption due to its stimulant, euphoric and antidepressant properties contributes to the prevalence of the phenomenon of emotional eating, which can have adverse health consequences.The...

Attempts at commercialisation of transplantation idea in the light of international legal regulations

Introduction and objective. The objective of the study is the presentation of international legal achievements concerning the problem of commercialization of transplantation, especially those by the Council of the Europe...

Manual therapy in the diagnosis and treatment of piriformis syndrome – a case study

Introduction. Piriformis syndrome was first described by Robinson in 1947 as the collection of symptoms of pain in the region of the lumbar spine or buttocks, radiating to the lower limb. This pathological entity may cau...

Obesity as an interdisciplinary medical problem (PART II) Effect on human health

The presented article is the subsequent part of the study concerning obesity complications within various systems and organs. An excessive body mass is the cause of many diseases, also considerably deteriorates prognosi...

Download PDF file
  • EP ID EP58394
  • DOI -
  • Views 98
  • Downloads 0

How To Cite

Aleksandra Słopiecka (2014). Dietary habits of women – selected issues. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 20(3), 325-329.