Year 2019, Volume 32, Issue 2, Pages 71 - 75 2019-05-31

Energy drink consumption among pre-clinical medical students attending a public medical school in Istanbul, Turkey

Ercan KULAK [1] , Seyhan HIDIROGLU [2] , Emel LULECI [3] , Melda KARAVUS [4]

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Objective: It has been reported that energy drink usage is increasing worldwide despite reports of severe adverse health effects. This study aimed to explore pre-clinical medical students’ attitudes and perceptions in relation to energy drinks. Materials and Methods: This was a questionnaire-based descriptive study of pre-clinical medical students attending a public medical school in Istanbul, Turkey. Questions covered the students’ sociodemographic characteristics, personal habits (e.g., smoking and alcohol consumption), energy drink perceptions and energy drink consumption, and their experience of side effects from energy drinks. Chi-square tests were used to compare the categorical data. Results: The mean age of the participants was 21.27 ± 1.37 (range: 19-28) years, and 54.0% (n: 81) were females and 46.0% (n: 69) were males. Overall, 68.0% (n: 102) reported that they had consumed an energy drink at least once in their lives, with 29.4% of these reporting use in combination with alcohol, 22.6% reporting use before exams, 20.6% reporting use before a physical activity, 13.7% reporting use to relieve fatigue, and 48.0% reporting that they had only tried an energy drink out of curiosity. Conclusion: A large number of participants tried energy drinks out of curiosity, but energy drink consumption was quite common in combination with alcohol. Case studies are needed to provide detailed information on the actual adverse health effects of energy drinks, but in the meantime, energy drink consumption should not be encouraged. Health care providers should educate children and families for the adverse effects of energy drinks.
Energy drinks, Alcoholic beverages, Medical students
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Primary Language en
Subjects Medicine
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Author: Ercan KULAK (Primary Author)

Author: Seyhan HIDIROGLU

Author: Emel LULECI

Author: Melda KARAVUS

Bibtex @research article { marumj570908, journal = {Marmara Medical Journal}, issn = {1019-1941}, eissn = {1309-9469}, address = {Marmara University}, year = {2019}, volume = {32}, pages = {71 - 75}, doi = {10.5472/marumj.570908}, title = {Energy drink consumption among pre-clinical medical students attending a public medical school in Istanbul, Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {KULAK, Ercan and HIDIROGLU, Seyhan and LULECI, Emel and KARAVUS, Melda} }
APA KULAK, E , HIDIROGLU, S , LULECI, E , KARAVUS, M . (2019). Energy drink consumption among pre-clinical medical students attending a public medical school in Istanbul, Turkey. Marmara Medical Journal, 32 (2), 71-75. DOI: 10.5472/marumj.570908
MLA KULAK, E , HIDIROGLU, S , LULECI, E , KARAVUS, M . "Energy drink consumption among pre-clinical medical students attending a public medical school in Istanbul, Turkey". Marmara Medical Journal 32 (2019): 71-75 <http://dergipark.org.tr/marumj/issue/45474/570908>
Chicago KULAK, E , HIDIROGLU, S , LULECI, E , KARAVUS, M . "Energy drink consumption among pre-clinical medical students attending a public medical school in Istanbul, Turkey". Marmara Medical Journal 32 (2019): 71-75
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ISNAD KULAK, Ercan , HIDIROGLU, Seyhan , LULECI, Emel , KARAVUS, Melda . "Energy drink consumption among pre-clinical medical students attending a public medical school in Istanbul, Turkey". Marmara Medical Journal 32 / 2 (May 2019): 71-75. https://doi.org/10.5472/marumj.570908