Current views on the use of information technologies in physical rehabilitation for obese female students and those at risk of metabolic syndrome
Keywordsmultimedia, technology, physical rehabilitation, obesity, metabolic syndrome.
AbstractRelevance. Today, information and communication technologies are an important part of the process of using information resources of society in various areas of life. Today experts raise the question of the need for development and implementation of multimedia aids in the process of physical rehabilitation. It is noted in the literature that multimedia aids will help to change the lifestyle paradigm of obese people and those at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, to open and develop individual capabilities of a human, and to form a theoretical basis for a healthy lifestyle. The objective of the study was to develop a multimedia information program “MS” for use in physical rehabilitation for obese female students and those at risk of metabolic syndrome. Results. The present state of health of the Ukrainian population as a whole, and health status of student youth in particular, is a significant challenge to society and to government, and, without exaggeration, is a real risk to humanitarian security. Based on the study, it was found that a large number of female students are overweight and obese, and moreover, a high risk of developing metabolic syndrome is revealed. Considering the significant influence of eating behavior on weight gain of the involved females, it is advisable to use in the programs of physical rehabilitation the multimedia information programs, which will contain the data regarding the typical diet rules, modern dietary recommendations, which can reduce the risk of alimentary diseases, along with information about a healthy lifestyle and the use of modern forms of physical activity. Conclusions. Information-methodological program “MS” was developed, which is adapted to the principles of Web 2.0 educational technologies, such as interactivity, web-syndication, and socialization. The information-methodological program “MS” is aimed at enhancing theoretical knowledge and practical skills of female students in the process of physical rehabilitation. Further research will focus on the development and substantiation of the structure and content of programs built on the basis physical rehabilitation aids for obese female students and those at risk of developing metabolic syndrome.
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