AWARENESS ABOUT LIFESTYLE DISEASES AMONGST THE SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS OF DELHI

  • Kamar Sultana Department of Preventive and social medicine, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Rubi Anjum Department of Preventive and social medicine, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India
  • Paras Wani Medical Officer Unani, Dept. of AYUSH, GNCT Delhi, India

Abstract

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

Keywords: Lifestyle Diseases, Adolescents, Healthy lifestyle habits

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Author Biographies

Kamar Sultana, Department of Preventive and social medicine, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Department of Preventive and social medicine, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New  Delhi, India

Rubi Anjum, Department of Preventive and social medicine, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

Department of Preventive and social medicine, School of Unani Medical Education & Research, Jamia Hamdard, New  Delhi, India

Paras Wani, Medical Officer Unani, Dept. of AYUSH, GNCT Delhi, India

Medical Officer Unani, Dept. of AYUSH, GNCT Delhi, India

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Sultana, K., Anjum, R., & Wani, P. (2018). AWARENESS ABOUT LIFESTYLE DISEASES AMONGST THE SCHOOL GOING ADOLESCENTS OF DELHI. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 8(5), 159-162. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v8i5.1822