Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 7

A Study to Assess Knowledge Regarding Obesity and its Complications Among Nursing Students in selected Nursing Colleges at Mysuru

Munirathnamma K1, Lingaraju CM1*, Mamatha G1 and Sunitha PS2

1Assistant Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru, India
2Assistant Lecturer, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru, India

*Corresponding Author: Lingaraju CM, Assistant Professor, JSS College of Nursing, Mysuru, India.

Received: May 17, 2022; Published: June 06, 2022

Abstract

Living a healthier life can not only extended our life, it can also improve the quality of life. Felling physically better and having control over life can greatly increases our mental health as well. Although there are some aspects of physically and mental health that are beyond an individual’s control, there are many things that people can do to improve their quality of life. Obesity is leading preventable causes of death worldwide, with the increasing prevalence in adult and children, and authorities view it as of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. The Objective of the study is “The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge regarding obesity and its complications among nursing student in selected nursing college at Mysore. Methodology of the present study is descriptive survey design and non-probability convenience sampling technique was used to select 60 nursing student in JSS college of nursing Mysore. Pilot study was conducted the tool and study design were found to be feasible. The structured knowledge questionnaire used to collect the data. Collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings of the study revealed that, the majority of the study subject 66.6% Nursing students had average knowledge, 25% had adequate knowledge and 8.33% had inadequate knowledge regarding obesity and its complications. Study findings also revealed that there is no significant association between knowledge Score of nursing students and their selected personal variables like age in year, religion, gender, income of the family, diet, physical activity. The finding of this study revealed that there is average knowledge regarding obesity and Its complications among nursing student. It is essential to stress the increasing responsibilities of health professional in planning, implementing, various educational strategies to improve the knowledge regarding obesity and its complications.

Keywords: Knowledge; Obesity; Complications; Nursing Students; Mysuru

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Citation

Citation: Lingaraju CM., et al. “A Study to Assess Knowledge Regarding Obesity and its Complications Among Nursing Students in selected Nursing Colleges at Mysuru". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.7 (2022): 02-06.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Lingaraju CM., et al. 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.




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