KAP study about carbonated drinks among medical and nursing students at teaching hospital

Kishore, S.; Aggarwal, P. and Muzammil, K. (2009) KAP study about carbonated drinks among medical and nursing students at teaching hospital. JK Science, 11 (4). pp. 196-199. ISSN 0972-1177

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To assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of students regarding carbonated drinks, a cross sectional study was conducted at Himalayan Institute of Medical Science (H.I.M.S.), Dehradun. The study subjects comprised of medical and nursing students at HIMS. A total of 137 students were randomly selected and included in the study. A self administered pre-tested structured questionnaire was introduced for the purpose of the study. Maximum of the medical students responded gastritis (27.14%) specifically as the important ill-effects associated with the consumption of the carbonated drinks for long period of time followed by teeth and bone diseases (22.85%) and about 28.57% of the them were not aware of the ill-effects of the same at all. About 39.65% of the nursing students responded gastritis followed by diarrhoeal diseases (36.2%) as the ill-effects for the same. A holistic approach should be incorporated to combat the problems associated with the consumption of carbonated drinks.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Original Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Carbonated drinks, Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, Teeth Erosion, Gastritis, Students
Subjects:Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Personnel
Persons > Students
Education > Students
Humanities > Knowledge
Stomatognathic Diseases > Tooth Diseases > Tooth Erosion
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Education > Education, Professional
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Attitude
Food and Beverages > Beverages
-Journal Repositories > JK Science
Education > Education, Premedical
ID Code:3416
Deposited By:JK Science: Journal of Medical Education and Research
Deposited On:29 October 2009

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