Home Archive Vol.40, No.3, 2014 Study of School Fatigue on a Group of Teenagers Studying at “Dimitrie Cantemir” Highschool, Iaşi

Study of School Fatigue on a Group of Teenagers Studying at “Dimitrie Cantemir” Highschool, Iaşi

Adriana Albu(1), Irina Crăcană(2), Ileana Prejbeanu(3)

(1)Hygiene-Environmental Health Department, „Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iaşi, (2)Internal medicine, „Gr. T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iaşi, (3)Hygiene-Environmental Health Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova

    Abstract: Purpose. Fatigue is a physiological phenomenon which is permanently present at students because of the scholar demands. Excessive demands can cause pathological fatigue phenomenon, which should be avoided. Subjects and method. The study included a group of 203 students from Dimitrie Cantemir Highschool in Iaşi. The teenagers were questioned about the presence of the fatigue phenomenon. Results. Fatigue is rarely present at 62.6% of the questioned students. During the week, this phenomenon appears especially at the beginning (22.2%) or in the middle of the week (34.5%). In a few cases it appears at the end of the week, as it should. Night sleep is only of 6-7 hours (37.4%) or 7-8 hours (36.9%), which is not enough.The insufficient number of sleeping hours can be paid by day sleep, but most of the responses are “rarely” (50.7%). Active rest is represented by sport or other activities of choice. Sport is the only less attractive option - in most cases children allocate only 15-30 minutes a day for it (33.5%). They stay in front of the TV between 0.5 and 1 hour (42.9%) and of the computer between 2-3 hours (44.3%) daily. Conclusions. Children’s daily schedule isn’t balanced, so the risk of excessive fatigue really exists.
    Keywords: school fatigue, insufficient physical activities, computer

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.40.03.07


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