Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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A Descriptive Survey to Assess the Knowledge of School Children Regarding Obesity and its Complication in selected School at Raipur



Address:   Balakrishnan P. 1*, Ms. Shruti Sharma2, Ms. Ranjana Chandrakar3
1Principal, RITEE College of Nursing, Chhatauna, Mandir Hasaud, Raipur (C.G)
2Staff Nurse, CHL Apollo Hospital, Ujjain (MP)
3Staff Nurse, NHMMI Hospital, Raipur (C.G.)
*Corresponding Author
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ABSTRACT:
Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual ideal body weight .Obesity is associated with increased risk of illness, disability and death. Obesity in children is now one of the most widespread medical problems. Obese children are more likely to be obese adult. Increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity is an important public health problem contributing to significant excess in morbidity and mortality. The descriptive study was conducted to assess the knowledge regarding obesity and its complication among school children belonging to the age group 10 – 14 years and to find the association between knowledge and selected demographic variables. 40 school children aged between 10 – 14 years were participated from the selected school. The sample was collected by simple random techniques and data collected by administrating structure knowledge questionnaires. Privacy was ensured. The result showed that the majority of sample 60% (24) had moderate knowledge regarding obesity and its complication, mean w as 16.2 (SD 3.50) with the mean percentage of 64.8. The study finding revealed that there is moderate knowledge regarding obesity and its complication among school children indicating the need to in part the knowledge to make them competent and save the life.
KEYWORDS:
Knowledge, obesity and its complication, School.
Cite:
Balakrishnan P. ,Shruti Sharma, Ranjana Chandrakar. A Descriptive Survey to Assess the Knowledge of School Children Regarding Obesity and its Complication in selected School at Raipur. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 3(4): Oct.- Dec., 2013; Page 237-239.
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