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Mardani M, Khalkhali Rad A, Ebrahimzadeh F, Farhadi A, Roosta S, Hajiali S. Changes in body weight, fasting serum glucose and stress in the first semester’s final exams during the academic year (2011-12), Lorestan university of medical sciences students. yafte. 2015; 16 (3) :5-21
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-1738-en.html

BSc. Department of Nutrition Faculty of Health and Nutrition, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran, amirhossein.khalkhalirad@yahoo.com
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Background : One of the most stressful situations is final exams in college courses. Stress and exposure to stressful situations can affect blood sugar levels and weight changes. The aim of this study was to determine the stress making possibility of final exams during the first academic semester (2011-12), the effectiveness exposure of stressful conditions on weight and fasting serum glucose (FBS) two months ago, a month before and at the time of final exams among students studying in Lorestan University of Medical Sciences (LUMS) and to investigate the relationship between these two. Materials and Methods: The study included 226 students studying in the first semester of the academic year (2011-12) of Lorestan university of medical sciences sampling method was a combination of class and multistage cluster respectively. Body weight with an accuracy of 0.5 kg and FBS were measured by Glucometer. Stress was examined by Kodron's life health questionnaire. Results: Being in final exam situation can be stressor (P<0.001) while at this stressor condition weight gaining in lower groups for age were significantly higher (P=0.002). FBS changes were associated with degree (P=0.034). Average weight and FBS was higher in men (P<0.001 and P=0.037 respectively). Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, differences of weight changes during the final exams of Lorestan university of medical sciences were not statistically significant, however increasing at FBS levels during the exams can be seen significantly.
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Received: 2014/12/27 | Accepted: 2014/12/27 | Published: 2014/12/27

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