Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Case Report Volume 7 Issue 1

Nutritional Habits of Physicians Working in Family Health Centers: A Case from Turkey

Nurten Çekal1, Aysun Özşahin2 and Esradeniz Doğan3*

1Professor, Pamukkale University, Faculty of Tourism, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Denizli, Türkiye
2Professor, Pamukkale University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Denizli, Türkiye
3PhD Student, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, Institute of Graduate Programs, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Ankara, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: Esradeniz Doğan, PhD Student, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, Institute of Graduate Programs, Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Ankara, Turkey.

Received: October 12, 2022; Published: December 27, 2022

Abstract

This study was carried out on 211 physicians working in family health centers in Denizli in order to determine the nutritional habits of these physicians. The target population of the research consisted of all physicians (246 people) working in the primary health care in Denizli city center. No sample selection was conducted since it was desired to reach the entire population; but 85.7% (211 people) of the physicians were able to participate in the research. Research Data were collected from 28 Family Health Centers (FHCs) located in Denizli city center. 33.6% of the physicians included in the study were female and 66.4% were male. 78.7% of the participants in the study were married and 21.3% were single. The mean age of the physicians was 37.0 ± 9.24 years. As a result of the study, it was determined that 53.1% of the physicians were in the overweight and obese group. 30.8% of the physicians included in the study stated that they slept 6 or less hours a day. 28.9% of the physicians stated that they smoked, 40.3% of the physicians stated that they did not exercise at all, and 41.0% of the physicians stated that they exercised irregularly. More than half of the physicians (52.1%) stated that they did not have an adequate and balanced diet, 69.2% of the physicians stated that they did not receive training on nutrition, and 9% of the physicians stated that they did not remember whether they had received any training.

Keywords: Physician; Nutrition; Eating Habits

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Citation

Citation: Esradeniz Doğan., et al. “Nutritional Habits of Physicians Working in Family Health Centers: A case from Turkey".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.1 (2023): 103-114.

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Copyright: © 2023 Esradeniz Doğan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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