A study on cardiovascular risk behaviour among teaching doctors

Authors:Partha Sarathy Naidana , Ajay Kumar Reddy Bobba
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(3): 2000-2002  |  PDF File

Abstract

Aims: To know the life style approach of teaching doctors working in various departments of a medical college. To assess cardiovascular risk among the teaching doctors. Material & Methods: The study was conducted among 183 teaching doctors working in various departments at Dr.PSIMS & RF, Chinoutpalli. Data was collected with pre-tested, semi-structured and self administered questionnaire.Results: Among the study subjects 19.12% were known hypertensives and 25.68% were known diabetics. Past history of CAD was found in 9.28% of the doctors. Majority (82%) were having some amount of risk behaviour but only 21% of the subjects were found to be having high risk behaviour according to the study scale. It was observed that the difference in the risk behaviour between the doctors working in Non-Clinical and Clinical departments was statistically significant (p value < 0.05). Risk behaviour among vegans was less and when it was compared to the doctors on mixed diet high statistical significance (p value < 0.001) was observed.Conclusion:The study recommends that doctors should protect their health by improving their life style behaviour.