ABSTRACT:AIM: Aim of the study Is To Create An Awareness On The Effects Of Caffeine Amongst StudentsMATERIALS AND METHOD: The questionnaire- based study was carried out online through a survey planet link. Individuality was ensured when the subjects filled up the survey. 350 students/subjects took part in the survey.
The participants who undertook the survey are undergraduate students of various medical and dental colleges. A total of 30 questions were asked and were based on to to detect if the subjects were aware of the effects of caffeine on the body,addiction of caffeine intake,and its withdrawal symptoms .Based on the responses from the subjects, statistical analysis was performed and the results were tabulated systematically.CONCLUSION & RESULTS:Caffeine has been demonstrated to increment sharpness as well as alertness level of the individual and has preference among the students.Uncontrolled admission of caffeine may cause unfavorable impacts, for which there is a need to keep a check on the admission of caffeine. More research might be required to edify the general public on the consumption of caffeine and its antagonistic impacts for the well being of the society.KEYWORDS:Caffeine,effect,addiction,withdrwal symptoms,studentsINTRODUCTIONCaffeine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant of the methylxanthine category.It’s the world’s most generally consumed consciousness-altering drug.
It is not like several different psychoactive substances, it’s legal and unregulated in nearly all components of the globe. There are various notable mechanisms of action to clarify the effects of caffeine. Caffeine is also said to have positive and negative health effects 1Caffeine’s properties as associate analgesic adjuvant with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug drugs/acetaminophen are very well observed and documented for research purposes.2Caffeine use is increasing worldwide. The underlying motivations are mostly on improving concentration and memory power and improvement of physical performance.
Caffeine-containing items influence the vascular system, with their positive inotropic and chronotropic impacts, with their locomotive activity stimulation and anxiogenic-like effects. Thus, it’s of interest to look at whether or not these effects may be harmful for health. Moreover,caffeine related abuse and dependence have become a lot of and a lot of common and may result in intoxication due to caffeine, that puts people in danger for premature and unnatural death. 3 Caffeine is one amongst the foremost wide consumed beverages, and a few studies have advised it’s to be associated with Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD), the leading reason behind poor health around the world 4Energy drinks contain a range of ingredients, however several of the top-selling brands embrace high doses of alkaloid(caffeine) and also the organic compound taurine.
Energy drink consumption by youngsters has raised issues, because of potential alkaloid(caffeine) toxicity. A further risk has been noted among college-aged customers who consume energy drinks seems to be at higher risk of over-consumption of alcohol when the 2 drinks are consumed altogether. there’s differential and combinatorial effects of alkaloid(caffeine) and taurine on the developing brain.
5Hence this survey study aims to know about the awareness of side effects due to caffeine intake amongst students.MATERIALS AND METHODS:The questionnaire- based study was carried out online through a survey planet link. Individuality was ensured when the subjects filled up the survey. The participants who undertook the survey are undergraduate students of various medical and dental colleges. A total of 31 questions were asked to detect if the subjects were aware of the effects of caffeine on the body.The questions included in the questionnaire are:1.
Do you drink coffee/tea?2. Are you aware of the presence of caffeine in coffee/tea?3. Do you drink carbonated drinks such as coca-cola,pepsi,mountain dew etc.
.?4. Are you aware of the presence of caffeine in Energy/Cool drinks ?5.
what is your most preferred caffeinated beverage ?6. when do you generally consume caffeine ?7. How many caffeinated drinks you drink in a week ?8.
Do you feel your caffeine consumption has increased after you’ve entered high school /college?9. On a scale of 1-5, how much do you think you depend upon caffeinated beverage to get through the day ?10. Can you go 2-3 days without caffeine?11.
In what form do you generally consume caffeine ?12. Are you aware of caffeine pills ?13. Have you tried caffeine pills ?14. Do you need caffeine every morning or only when you need a jump start ?15.
Do you feel caffeine helps you to concentrate ?16. Do different sources of caffeine have a different effect on you?17. why do you consume caffeinated products ?18. do you feel more energetic after drinking a caffeinated beverage ?19. do you consume caffeine if you want to study all night ?20.
Do you feel caffeine makes you more productive?21. have you tried quitting caffeine ?22. If yes,were you successful or unsuccessful?23. Are you aware of the withdrawal symptoms ,of not consuming caffeine?24. Choose the withdrawal symptoms which you know.25. Do you experience any withdrawal symptoms if you dont consume caffeine ?26.
Are you aware of the side effects of caffeine consumption?27. Below are the side effects of consuming caffeine , choose the ones you think/know so.28. Have you experienced any of the side effects mentioned in the previous question?29. Would you say your consumption of caffeine is more of a habit/addiction/none of the above?30. Will you limit your caffeine consumption after going through this questionnaire?The questions were mainly targeted on the usage, dependency, and awareness of the side effects of caffeine and its products. In light of the reactions and answers from the subjects, factual examination was performed and the outcomes were arranged methodically and analysis was performed and the results were tabulated systematically.