American Journal of Food Science and Health
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American Journal of Food Science and Health, Vol.6, No.3, Sep. 2020, Pub. Date: Aug. 18, 2020
Energy Drink Usage and Effect Among University Students in a Polytechnic Palestine
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Authors
[01] Mohammed Qtait, College of Applied Professions, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestine.
[02] Seyyan Alarab, College of Applied Professions, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron, Palestine.
Abstract
This study aimed to investigate the consumption of energy drinks and associated factors among university students in Palestine. Methods: Data came from a cross-sectional survey from 124 student in Palestine polytechnic university in 2019. Eligible participants completed a self-administered questionnaire assessing use and perceptions of energy drinks. Result: between males and females, where 56.5% for males and 43.5% for females. As for the sample members according to the social situation, most of the sample was single, 83.9% ranging between 18 and 20 years by 67.7%. Similarly, for the first and third grades, the rates were close to 37.1% and 35.5%, respectively, and 21.8% and 5.6% for the fourth and second semesters respectively. The students' specialization ranged between architectural and civil engineering, interior design and industrial automation, with a high percentage of the sample members, and 38.7% of the sample studied many different disciplines, due to the many specialties of the college. The median of advertisements for street advertising was 3.93 while 4.19 for commercials, the general trend towards the means of promotion was significant with a mean of 4.06. The most important reasons that led the college students to eat energy drinks were the delicious flavour, where the average response of the respondents to this reason was equal to 4.45. The feeling of happiness was the only offer where the average response was very high at 3.55 while in a few dozen shows the average was 1.72 to show fear and 2.43 to show introversion and isolation. Conclusions: the use of energy drink common between university student addition to exploring why drinking energy drink consumption in university students in Palestine, the study findings indicated that energy drink consumption might relate to the use of for reading in exam, and decrease fatigue, in side effect appear many as stress and fell comfortable and comfortable, which should be education and use prevention programs.
Keywords
Energy Drink, Effects, University Student, Palestine
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