Carla Fabián

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OBJECTIVE To determine the association between caffeinated-beverage consumption, self-perceived academic load, and self-perceived stress levels in first and second year students at UPR-MSC. METHODS A descriptive epidemiological study was performed using a self-administered anonymous questionnaire given to a representative stratified sample of 275(More)
OBJECTIVE University students face academic responsibilities that may produce stress, which may lead to changes in dietary patterns (DPs). These changed patterns can become dysfunctional, often resulting in a negative impact on the health of the stressed student. Little is known about DPs in college students in Puerto Rico (PR). The purpose of this study(More)
OBJECTIVE College students often use different strategies, such as consuming alcohol and smoking, to cope with stress. We examined the associations between self-perceived academic stress, alcohol consumption, smoking, and dietary patterns in graduate students. METHODS A representative stratified sample of 275 students from each school of the Medical(More)
OBJECTIVE The academic environment usually generates stress in students. Increasing physical activity (PA) is one of the stress-coping strategies for students; however, students usually reduce their PA while enrolled in college. OBJECTIVE To determine the association between PA, self-perceived academic load and stress, and dietary patterns in students(More)
OBJECTIVE Stress can have deleterious effects on health and academic performance. Common stress-relieving activities among college students include the non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD). The aim of this study was to determine the associations between self-perceived academic load and stress, NMUPD (stimulants, depressants, and sleeping(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to determine the association between social support, dietary pattern, and academic stress among college students in Puerto Rico, based on their socio-demographic characteristics. METHODS This was a retrospective, descriptive, epidemiological study that used a stratified sample of 275 college students. The(More)
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