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Title: Factors associated with consumption of caffeinated-beverage among siriraj pre-clinical year medical students, A 2-year consecutive survey
Authors: Denla Pandejpong
Supalerg Paisansudhi
Suthipol Udompunthurak
Mahidol University
Wing 46 Hospital
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. Vol.97, No.3 SUPPL. 3 (2014)
Abstract: Background: Previous studies showed that significant proportion of medical students consumed caffeine to face sleepdeprived daily schedules. Objective: To monitor the trend of caffeinated-beverage consumption among Siriraj medical students as well as to study possible factors associated with caffeine dependency. Material and Method: The questionnaire was distributed to a class of medical students for 2 consecutive years. Statistical analysis was performed for descriptive purpose. Results: 269 (89.7%) and 225 (74.5%) questionnaires were returned in year 1 and year 2, respectively 16.2% refused to take caffeine-beverages totally. 13% of those who consumed caffeinated-beverages developed caffeine dependence. From logistical analysis, positive history of smoking-family member and female sex were the only other two factors associated with caffeine dependency (OR 2.19, 95% CI 1.04-4.61 and 1.76, 95% CI 1.01-3.07, respectively). Other investigated factors included: exercise (p = 0.08); sleep hours (p = 0.24); reading beverage labels (p = 0.87); alcohol consumption (p = 0.59); class performance (p = 0.87); family member coffee-drinking habits (p = 0.66); family member alcohol-drinking habits (p = 0.18); and family income (p = 0.06). Conclusion: Caffeinated-beverage consumption was common among Siriraj medical students. No significant change was detected in the pattern of caffeinated-beverage consumption within the study period. Positive history of smoking family members and female sex were found as the only other two factors correlated with caffeine dependency.
ISSN: 01252208
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