Daily Physical Activities, Stress Level, and Symptoms of Abdominal Discomfort among Islamic Students

  • Dwi Santy Damayati Department of Public Health, Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Ani Auli Ilmi School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Citra Mangallo Department of Public Health, Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Jumriatun Naillah Department of Public Health, Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Dhea Adelia Department of Public Health, Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Fitrah Ramadhan Department of Public Health, Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
Keywords: gastritis, exercise, physical activities, stress level, students


The role of students as successors to the nation's aspirations for excellence and accomplishment is of great significance, particularly for the younger generation. The weight of this responsibility induces students to neglect their physical well-being, leading to the development of gastritis diseases. Hence, this study aims to investigate the factors that are correlated with the manifestation of gastritis symptoms. The objective of this study is to investigate the correlation between daily physical activity and stress levels with the manifestation of gastritis symptoms among enrolled students at the Islamic University in Makassar. This study examines the characteristics and experiences of college students through a cross-sectional approach. The data collection was facilitated through the use of an online questionnaire. A probabilistic sample method was employed, with a total of 401 respondents included in the study. The students conducted their studies at four universities in Makassar City that are affiliated with religious institutions. The statistical analysis of the data using Spearmen's test showed that there was no statistically significant association between daily physical activity and gastritis symptoms (p value 0.074). However, a significant relationship was observed between stress levels and gastritis symptoms among Islamic students in Makassar City (p value 0.000). The findings of this investigation demonstrated a statistically significant correlation between levels of stress and the manifestation of symptoms associated with gastritis. This study proposes that the implementation of effective stress management strategies among university students is crucial in reducing the occurrence of gastritis symptoms and promoting future academic success and overall well-being.



Download data is not yet available.


Abuduwaili, M., Takigawa, H., Yuge, R., Urabe, Y., Ito, M., Sentani, K., Oka, S., Tanaka, S., Kitadai, Y., & Oue, N. (2023). No TitlNo significant association between non-Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter infection with gastritis-related indices and gastric cancer. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 366(6), 421–429. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjms.2023.08.012

Adejumo, A. C., Li, J., Akanbi, O., Adejumo, K. L., & Bukong, T. N. (2019). Reduced prevalence of alcoholic gastritis in hospitalized individuals who consume cannabis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43(2), 270-276. https://doi.org/10.1111/acer.13930

Antony, C., Suhartina, C., Lestari, S., & Nasution, R. (2022). Hubungan Antara Faktor Stress Dengan Penyakit Gastritis Pada Mahasiswa Universitas Prima Indonesia Relationship Between Stress Factors and Gastritis in Students of Prima Indonesia Univercity. Jambura Journal Of Health Sciences and Research, 4(1), 371–378.

Elliya, R., & Haryanti, L. (2020). Stres psikologis dengan kejadian gastritis pada narapidana di sukadana, Lampung. Holistik Jurnal Kesehatan, 14(3), 401–408. https://doi.org/10.33024/hjk.v14i3.1844

Ergun, D. D., Doganer, F., Koc, G., Soyocak, A., Ozsobaci, N. P., & Ergun, S. (2022). The relationship of 50 bp deletion in the promoter region of SOD1 gene with viscosity and trace elements in chronic gastritis with Helicobacter Pylori: A case study. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 73, 127039. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtemb.2022.127039

Feyisa, Z. T., & Woldeamanuel, B. T. (2021). Prevalence and associated risk factors of gastritis among patients visiting saint paul hospital millennium medical college, addis ababa, Ethiopia. Plos one, 16(2), e0246619. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246619

Ge, X., Cheng, L., Liu, Y., Zufang, W., & Zhang, X. (2023). Regulation of the gut microbiota by diet and exercise: Improvements in cognition and emotion. Future Foods, 8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fufo.2023.100256

Jardim, S. R., de Souza, L. M. P., & de Souza, H. S. P. (2023). The Rise of Gastrointestinal Cancers as a Global Phenomenon: Unhealthy Behavior or Progress?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(4), 3640. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043640

Koon, G., Atay, O., & Lapsia, S. (2017). Gastrointestinal considerations related to youth sports and the young athlete. Translational Pediatrics, 6(3), 129. https://doi.org/10.21037%2Ftp.2017.03.10

Law, R., & Clow, A. (2020). Stress, the cortisol awakening response and cognitive function. International Review of Neurobiology, 150, 187–217. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.irn.2020.01.001

Merbawani, R., Sajidin, M. O. H., & Munfadlila, A. W. (2017). Relationship Between Stress with Gastritis in the Region of Public Health Service Jatirejo District Mojokerto. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY SCIENCE (IJNMS), 1(2), 154-159. https://doi.org/10.29082/IJNMS/2017/Vol1/Iss2/64

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia (2020). Laporan Riset Kesehatan Dasar Tahun 2019.

Mokhtarzade, M., Shamsi, M. M., Abolhasani, M., Bakhsi, B., Sahraian, M. A., Shalamzari, M. H., & Soudi, S. (2022). Lifetime Physical ActivityIs Associated With Gut Bacteria and Brain Health In People With Multiple Sclerosis: Focus On Physical Activity Intensity. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2022.103639

Naisali, M. N. (2017). Hubungan Perilaku Merokok Dengan Kejadian Gastritis Pada Mahasiswa Teknik Sipil Universitas Tribhuwana Tunggadewi Malang. Nursing News, 2(1), 304–317. https://doi.org/10.33366/nn.v2i1.172

Permana, L., Afiah, N., Ifroh, R. H., & Wiranto, A. (2020). Analisis Status Gizi, Kebiasaan Makan dan Aktivitas Fisik pada Mahasiswa Kesehatan dengan Pendekatan Mix-Method. Husada Mahakam: Jurnal Kesehatan, 10(2), 110-125. https://doi.org/10.35963/hmjk.v10i2.230

Purbaningsih, E. S. (2020). Analisis faktor gaya hidup yang berhubungan dengan risiko kejadian gastritis berulang. Syntax Idea, 2. https://doi.org/10.46799/syntax-idea.v2i5.262

Putri, A. R. (2021). Hubungan Gaya Hidup dan Kejadian Gejala Gastritis Pada Remaja di DKI Jakarta dan Tinjauannya Menurut Pandangan Islam (Doctoral dissertation, Universitas YARSI). https://digilib.yarsi.ac.id/11045/

Rimbawati, Y., Wulandari, R., & Mustakim. (2022). Hubungan Aktfitas Fisik, Stress dan Pola Makan Terhadap Kejadian Gastritis pada Siswa Bintara. Indonesian Journal of Health and Medical, 2(1), 60–73.

Safii, M., & Andriani, D. (2019). Faktor–Faktor Yang Berhubungan Dengan Kejadian Gastritis Pada Pasien Yang Berobat Di Puskesmas. Jurnal Keperawatan Dan Fisioterapi (JKF), 2(1), 52–60. https://doi.org/10.35451/jkf.v2i1.281

Sara, Y. S. Y., Muhdar, I. N., & Aini, R. N. (2021). Status Gizi dan Aktivitas Fisik dengan Gangguan Lambung pada Mahasiswa. Jurnal Ilmiah Kesehatan (JIKA), 3(3), 193-200. https://doi.org/10.36590/jika.v3i3.163

Suharsono, Y., & Anwar, Z. (2020). Analisis stress dan penyesuaian diri pada mahasiswa. Cognicia, 8(1), 41–53. https://doi.org/10.22219/cognicia.v8i1.11527

Supriyanto, & Firmanti, T. A. (2014). Hubungan Rutinitas Olah Raga Dengan Kejadian Penyakit Gastritis Pada Organisasi Persaudaraan Setia Hati Terate di Glagah Banyuwangi. Healthy, 3(1), 29–38.

Wahyudi, A., Kusuma, F. H. D., & Andinawati, M. (2018). Hubungan antara kebiasaan mengkonsumsi minuman keras (alkohol) dengan kejadian gastritis pada remaja akhir (18-21 tahun) di asrama putra papua kota malang. Nursing News : Jurnal Ilmiah Keperawatan, 3(1), 686–696. https://doi.org/10.33366/nn.v3i1.840

World Health Organization. (2019). Infant mortality. World Health Organization

How to Cite
Damayati, D. S., Ilmi, A. A., Mangallo, C., Naillah, J., Adelia, D., & Ramadhan, F. (2024). Daily Physical Activities, Stress Level, and Symptoms of Abdominal Discomfort among Islamic Students . Diversity: Disease Preventive of Research Integrity, 4(2), 84-90. https://doi.org/10.24252/diversity.v4i2.45806
Abstract viewed = 92 times