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
Full text available as:
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.
Archive Staff Only: edit this record