Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in both developing and developed countries. The aim of study was to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding primary prevention of coronary heart disease among bank employees. A descriptive approach was used and 100 bank employees were selected by non probability purposive sampling technique. Data was collected by using self administered structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale. Results: the result of study showed that the out of 100 bank employees 56% were male, 37% were in the age group of 25-35years, 23% of bank employees have family history of diabetes mellitus and only 6% of bank employees have family history of heart disease, 42% have occasionally work stress and 58% have personal stress among 100 bank employees 15% have high blood pressure and 4% have increased blood sugar level. 31% of bank employees were obese and 44% have abnormal waist-hip ratio. The 59% of the bank employees have average knowledge, and 100% of the bank employees have positive attitudes regarding primary prevention of coronary heart disease. There was significant correlation between knowledge and attitude regarding primary prevention of coronary heart disease among bank employees. Conclusion: Bank employees have average knowledge; for increasing their knowledge administering self instructional module on prevention of coronary disease will be effective.
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Gagan Sharma, Manisha Kammar. Assess the knowledge and Attitude regarding primary prevention of Coronary Heart Disease among bank employees of selected banks of Pune city with a view to develop a self instructional module. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2018; 9(3):365-369. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00078.8