A study to assess knowledge regarding fatty liver among bank employees working in selected banks at Mangaluru
Background: Fatty liver is closely associated with lifestyle. The bank employees have been often witnessed having junk food, coming home late and not engaged in any physical activity. Hence, an attempt has been made by the investigator to assess the knowledge of bank employees regarding fatty liver condition so that an educational intervention will be planned to motivate them for remaining physically active and healthy. Objectives: The descriptive study assessed the knowledge regarding fatty liver among bank employees. Materials and Methods: The 109 subjects were selected by convenience sampling technique. The knowledge questionnaire having 24 items and baseline Performa having 12 items were given for the subjects to place their responses. Results: The mean percentage of 50 revealed in present study showed that subjects were with inadequate knowledge regarding fatty liver condition. There was a significant association between knowledge of bank employees regarding fatty liver and age (χ2 = 28.31, p = 0.001),, religion (χ2 = 178.37, p = 0.001),, type of family (χ2 = 34.13, p = 0.01),, designation (χ2 = 48.02, p = 0.001),, job experience (χ2 = 25.64, p = 0.001),, qualification (χ2 = 10.46, p = 0.001),, food from restaurant (χ2 = 70.56, p = 0.001), and BMI of the subjects (χ2 = 73.04, p = 0.001). Conclusion: From the findings it can be inferred that more the years of job experience, more the chances of getting fatty liver. IEC activities can play a great role to improve the knowledge of bank employees regarding fatty liver condition.
Keywords: Knowledge, fatty liver and bank employees.
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