Tara Gaire1 and Krishna Prasad Pathak2*
1Innovative College of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
2Nepal Open University, Lalitpur, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Krishna Prasad Pathak, Nepal Open University, Lalitpur, Nepal.
Received: May 20, 2020; Published: July 28, 2020
Aim of the Study: To assess the level of knowledge regarding prevention of varicose vein in traffic police.
Introduction: Varicose veins have become a serious threat to lives of people in different profession such framers, teachers, civil service as well as in traffic police. Among all occupation traffic police are the highest chance of varicose vein. Many traffic police are suffering from it, but most tend to ignore it.
Methods: A quantitative approach of descriptive cross-sectional study design was used to assess the knowledge regarding prevention of varicose vein among traffic police.
Results: Result shows that majority of respondents were male (64%) and minority were female 935%). Similarly, head constable was in higher (52%) and 22% were sub inspector. More respondent 81.1% are working more than 10 hours. About 24.2% have education of educational level and just 1.1% have got bachelor and more level education. Most of the respondent from 64.4% were from hilly region,33.3% from Terai and 2.2% from Himalayas. Majority 93.3% respondents had not heard about varicose vein. Only 6.7% respondent heard about varicose vein.
Conclusion: Varicose vein is the one of the cases of morbidity now, days in Nepal. Many of people have no more idea about varicose vein, its cause, prevention and management. Due to lack of knowledge, negligence, geographical situation, prolong job duty hours’ prevalence the varicose vein rate higher. Need to have educational intervention program. To those prolong standing people and awareness program is necessary to them to prevent varicose vein and prevent from its complication.
Keywords: Varicose Vein; Traffic Police; Nepal; Knowledge
Citation: Gaire T and Krishna Prasad Pathak. “Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Varicose Vein among Traffic Police Working in Kathmandu". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.8 (2020): 71-80.
Copyright: © 2020 Gaire T and Krishna Prasad Pathak. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.