Aparna Nagendra1*, Namratha Pramod2, Sowmya Rao3, Premila C4 and Suneetha Rao4
1Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Girinagar, Bengaluru, India
2Department of Nutrition, Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, India
3Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai, UAE
4Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, NU-Hospitals, Bengaluru, India
*Corresponding Author: Aparna Nagendra, Senior Dietician, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Girinagar, Bengaluru, India.
Received: February 26, 2020; Published: March 11, 2020
Food and physical activity mainly influences the nutritional status of the people. Taking improper amount of food results in mal-nutrition (i.e., overweight, obesity or under nutrition) which ultimately affects physical well-being of the people. Nutritional status of people is also closely linked with dietary fat intake. A medical doctor is one who is qualified to examine, diagnose and treat patients while nurses are supportive services which is a physically demanding profession, and both the professions have considerable mental stress at work which can influence the nutritional status and dietary habits. The practice of medicine in the modern era is beset with unprecedented challenges in virtually all cultures and societies. These challenges among doctors center on increasing imbalance between the legitimate needs of patients, the available resources to meet those needs, the increasing dependence on market forces to transform health care systems and the temptation for physicians to forsake their traditional commitment to the primacy of patient’s. Similarly among nurses the shift timings involved in patient care also has a negative impact on the dietary pattern. Worksite wellness programs benefit from developing tailored interventions that consider employees’ health-related knowledge and self-efficacy to change behavior. Therefore, aim of our study was to focus on the assessment of nutritional status and food intake of doctors and nurses working at different hospitals in Bengaluru.
Keywords: Dietary Intake; Micro and Macro Nutrients; 24 Hour Dietary Recall; RDA-Recommended Dietary Allowances; Physical Activity
Citation: Aparna Nagendra., et al. “Nutritional Status Screening of Doctors and Nurses of Selected Hospitals in Bengaluru". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.4 (2020): 50-56.
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