International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B
Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on lifestyle and dietary pattern of adolescent boys with obesity
Sindhu Priya and Vinitha M
Introduction: The 2019 Coronavirus Disease or, as it is now called, COVID-19, is a severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).In response to COVID-19 multinational measures were implemented by the authorities, including school closures, lockdown, quarantine and social distancing recommendation, aiming at the mitigation of the virus spread as well as decrease in the pressure of health care system. As a result 2.4 billion people were subjected to home confinement. These circumstances have led the people in change of their lifestyle and eating behavior including buying and consuming large quantities of preserved and processed food due to fear of food shortage. In parallel the increase in sedentary behaviour and screen time, as well as decrease in physical activity, could be associated with obesity.
Objectives: The objective of the study were to assess impact of COVID-19 lockdown on lifestyle and dietary pattern of adolescent boys with obesity
Methods: A descriptive research design was adopted with 40 samples who met the inclusion criteria in Vellore. Self-structured questionnaire method was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics.
Result: Out of 40 samples that there is a greater impact (52.5%) of COVID-19 lockdown on lifestyle and dietary pattern of adolescent boys with obesity. In respect the demographic variable religion had shown statistically significant association with the level of impact of COVID-19 lockdown on lifestyle and dietary pattern on adolescent boys at p<0.05 level.
Conclusion: The study concludes that there is a high impact of COVID-19 lockdown on lifestyle and dietary pattern of adolescent boys with obesity in Vellore.