GTO system in perception of medical university students of Russia

Academician of RAS, Dr.Med., Dr.Sc.Soc., Professor A.V. Reshetnikov1
PhD N.V. Prisyazhnaya1
Dr.Med., Professor V.A. Reshetnikov1
Dr.Med., Professor E.E. Achkasov1
1I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of Russia (Sechenov University), Moscow

Objective of the study was to examine the medical university students' attitudes to and motivations for a healthy lifestyle and its components, as well as their attitude to the revival of the GTO complex.
Methods and structure of the study. The sociological study was conducted in 2017 on the basis of 8 medical universities (n=984). The key method was the one of anonymous questionnaire survey, the respondents to which were selected using a sampling method. Subject to the survey were the 18-23 year-old females and males: 68% and 32% of the sampling, respectively, which is generally consistent with the population structure. The data obtained were processed using the SPSS Statistics 19 program package. The analysis of the data array was carried out in accordance with the methodological approaches adjusted for a quantitative data analysis.
Results of the study and conclusions. Medical students of the Russian Federation support the GTO system revival initiative. The inherent competitiveness of youth and the need for motor activity can be considered as levers of influence and involvement of medical university students in the GTO complex. It is noted that heavy academic loads at medical universities make it difficult for students to lead a healthy way of life, as well as limit their ability to participate in the GTO complex tests. In this view, medical universities should seek to design a system of training of a specialist with a complex of knowledge, skills and abilities, pro-active attitude, and skills for effective adaptation to dynamic social environments, motivated to lead a healthy way of life.

Keywords: GTO, healthy lifestyle, medical university students.


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