Background: Unhealthy lifestyle lead to several comorbidities, although the health colleges students have greater awareness about the healthy lifestyle compared to non-health science students. However, the awareness does not mean that they are practicing healthy habits and diet in their life. moreover, the health college students experience more stress thus they have unhealthy diet and less physical activity, therefore they are going to fail in implementing the health education awareness for their patients as future health care providers.
Method: A cross-sectional study among health colleges in their clinical training years in different universities in Saudi Arabia to evaluate the impact of knowledge, Attitude of health college students towards lifestyle modifications during clinical Training.
Results: Overall response rate was 100% (1005/500) 79% were females. The smoking rate among the preclinical students (23.0%) was higher than the clinical students (18.7%) with nursing colleges ranked the highest (26.4%). The prevalence of physically active students was 43.2% in preclinical and 48.2% in clinical students (p=0.04). Additionally, performing routine checkup among the preclinical students was (29.1%) opposite to clinical students (38.4%) (p=0.019).
Conclusion: The main finding in our study shows that Clinical students generally improved their behavior more than preclinical students.