Background: The pandemic caused by COVID-19 forced the population to be confined and socially distanced for a long period of time, for which reason they opted to modify their lifestyle habits. The personnel most at risk of suffering changes in their daily lifestyles and habits were healthcare personnel. Objective: To identify the lifestyle habits predisposing to develop overweight and obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic in health personnel of the Pediatrics service of the Hospital General Ambato. Methods: Observational, descriptive, cross-sectional study, using a survey comprising sociodemographic data, anthropometric measurements recorded in 2019 and 2022 from the occupational medical records of health personnel, and the FANTASTIC questionnaire, designed by the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Canada, adapted and validated by specialists in Spanish, to measure and identify the lifestyles of people.Results: 38.09% have a normal BMI in relation to a regular lifestyle, while one person had grade I obesity and presented a bad FANTASTIC, however, there is 28.57% of the population with a regular lifestyle habit and overweight. Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that, during confinement, the dietary and lifestyle habits of the pediatric population of the Ambato General Hospital underwent transitions, with a tendency towards regular eating habits, and a tendency towards a more regular lifestyle.

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Published on 08/11/22
Submitted on 08/11/22

Volume Vol. 2, 2022
DOI: 10.56294/saludcyt202285
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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