Metabolic profiles of internal medicine residents
- I Made Pande Dwipayana ,
- Wira Gotera ,
- Made Ratna Saraswati ,
- I Made Semadi ,
- Ida Bagus Nugraha ,
- Anak Agung Gede Budhiartha ,
- Ketut Suastika ,
Link of Video Abstract: https://youtu.be/eXD5BJcsM-Y
Background: Obesity is a pressing global health concern that affects not only developed, but also developing countries. This condition is linked not only to the rising incidence of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, but also exerts a considerable economic burden due to its high associated costs. Moreover, metabolic disorders, including obesity, can affect both the general population and medical practitioners alike. Therefore, we conducted an observational cross-sectional study to assess the metabolic profiles of internal medicine residents at Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Udayana, Denpasar Bali.
Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional observational study carried out in 2022 at the Diabetic Polyclinic in the Prof. dr. I Goesti Ngoerah Gde Ngoerah Hospital, Denpasar. The study approved by the Ethical Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Udayana. All subjects were given information regarding this study and signed the informed consent. The metabolic profiles that were evaluated included body mass index, blood pressure, lipid profile, and fasting blood glucose.
Results: Out of the 116 participants in this study, one individual (0.9%) was found to have underweight, while 20 (17.2%) were classified as normal and another 20 (17.2%) as overweight. A majority of the participants, comprising 75 individuals (64.7%), were classified as obese. Further analysis revealed that metabolic disorders were prevalent in this study, with 9 individuals (7.8%) diagnosed with hypertension, 2 individuals (1.7%) with diabetes mellitus, 99 individuals (85.3%) with dyslipidemia, and 16 individuals (13.8%) with metabolic syndrome.
Conclusion: The findings of this study indicate that a significant proportion of internal medicine residents at Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Udayana were classified as obese, and a considerable number were diagnosed with various metabolic disorders, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome.