AWARENESS ABOUT LIFESTYLE DISEASES AMONGST THE SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS OF DELHI
Objective: This study aims to assess the awareness about lifestyle diseases amongst the school going adolescents of different Gov. Schools of Delhi
Material and Methods: An interventional, quasi experimental pre-post design study was conducted in two Govt. schools of Delhi; Simple randomization technique was adopted to select the school from a list of school from west zone. Total number of students enrolled in the study was 110 at the time of Pre-test out of which 6 were drop outs and 104 students completed the study and was considered as the sample size. A self-designed questionnaire was used to assess the awareness about the lifestyle diseases.
Results: The study highlights the awareness level of adolescents about different lifestyle diseases and the effectiveness of the education program for improving the knowledge on lifestyle diseases among adolescents and thereby in prevention of lifestyle disorders.
Conclusion: School based interventions are required to improve the knowledge about lifestyle diseases in order to prevent these diseases correct practices can also be adopted.
Keywords: Lifestyle Diseases, Adolescents, Healthy lifestyle habits
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