Evaluation of Psychological Perceptions and Effectiveness of Health-Related Technologies in University Students
Psychological Perceptions and Effectiveness of Health-Related Technologies
Keywords:Health, Fitness, Wellness, Nutrition, Psychological Perceptions
Young people are using wearable technology and mobile health applications in astronomically greater numbers to keep track of their adaption to healthy lifestyles. Objectives: To evaluate psychological perceptions, motivation levels, satisfaction levels and effectiveness of health-related technologies in university students. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study done at the University of Lahore's Lahore Campus, for the duration of 4 months. Convenient sampling technique was used to calculate sample size. A self-governing questionnaire was used to calculate data from 100 university students. Several statistical techniques, including cross tabulation and descriptive statistics, were used to examine the data using SPSS software. Results: Regarding psychological perceptions, 61% were conscious about their body image but 39% were not and 54% felt anxious after eating but 46% did not feel so. Regarding Motivation for physical activity, 37% were somewhat motivated, 30% a little bit motivated, 27% not at all and 6% were very well motivated. Regarding satisfaction levels, 52% were satisfied, 12% were highly satisfied and 18% were highly dissatisfied. Regarding effectiveness levels, 27% found these apps somewhat effective, 26% a little effective, 10% very effective and 37% not at all effective. Conclusion: A positive impact of these tools and technologies is hence found upon healthy lifestyle adaptation among university students
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