Knowledge regarding Early Detection and Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Young Adults at Tiruvalla, Kerala
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020

Knowledge regarding Early Detection and Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Young Adults at Tiruvalla, Kerala

Sumi Sunny, Sherin Joseph, Terese Kochuvilayil

Cardiovascular diseases are major and growing contributors to mortality and disability in South Asia. Young adults with cardiovascular diseases and CVD risk factors are a major concern of today. With the help of proper health education and early detection, 90 % of CVD and development of its risk factors are preventable. Aim: To assess the effect of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding early detection and prevention of cardiovascular risk factors among young adults in a selected educational institution at Tiruvalla, Kerala, India. Method and Material: One group pre-test post-test research design was used in this study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 110 young adult samples from a selected educational institution at Tiruvalla, Kerala who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Baseline variables and knowledge level of young adults, on early detection and prevention of cardiovascular risk factors were assessed using baseline Proforma and structured knowledge questionnaire. Result: Comparison of overall mean knowledge score shows that 15.57 (pre-test) and 25.56 (post-test), revealing a mean difference of 9.99, which shows that the knowledge score of young adults on this topic has statistically- significant improvement in comparison with pre-test scores with post-test scores (Z= -9.02, p=0.001).

Keywords: cardiovascular diseases, CVD risk factors, young adults, early detection and prevention

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020

Pages: 801 - 805

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Sumi Sunny, Sherin Joseph, Terese Kochuvilayil, "Knowledge regarding Early Detection and Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Young Adults at Tiruvalla, Kerala", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SR20710153415, Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020, 801 - 805

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