Cardiovascular Essay

1071 WordsSep 9, 20155 Pages
Major Risk Factors Of Cardiovascular Diseases Health And Social Care Essay Methodology: An urban based descriptive, cross sectional, quantitative study was conducted among 144 adolescent students of grade XI and XII in one public and one private higher secondary schools of Kathmandu district. Students and schools were selected purposively. Data were collected with the help of semi structured self administered questionnaire. Questionnaire was based on Likert scale. Data analysis was performed by using SPSS 17.0 for Windows. Results: Overall 36.8 percent of respondents had good knowledge, 55.6 percent had fair knowledge and the left 7.6 percent had poor knowledge regarding the major risk factors of CVDs. Sources of health information was found statistically significant (p=0.004) with the knowledge of respondents. Regarding overall attitude, the majority (47.9%) had the neutral attitude followed by positive (31.9%) and one fifth possessed negative attitudes. Knowledge versus attitude regarding the major risk factors of CVDs was found statistically significant (p=0.002). Conclusion: Results of this study revealed that good knowledge as well as positive attitude towards major risk factors of CVDs among the adolescent students is unsatisfactory. And socio demographic factors for good knowledge and good knowledge for the development of positive attitude plays vital role. Introduction Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels.1 Studies have shown that some people are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than others. Factors linked to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease are heredity or family history, age, sex, tobacco chewing/smoking, raised blood cholesterol level, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol consumption, overweight and obesity.2 Although cardiovascular diseases

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