A Cross Sectional Study on Prevalence of Varicose Vein and its Related Hazard Factors among School Teachers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020

A Cross Sectional Study on Prevalence of Varicose Vein and its Related Hazard Factors among School Teachers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Savithri K. B, Raj Rani

Background: Varicose veins are chronic venous disorder described as enlarged, twisted, superficial veins caused by incompetent venous valves. It affects the lower limbs Aim: To determine the prevalence of varicose veins and associated risk factors among schoolteachers in Chennai. Material and Method: Descriptive - cross sectional research design had been used. Data was collected from 280 teachers from 8-07-2017 to 24-11-2017 using self- structured questionnaire related demographic data, and risk factors. The second tool Venous Insufficiency Epidemiological and Economic Study – symptoms (VEINES- Sym) questionnaire. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: Prevalence of varicose veins among secondary schoolteachers was 24.6 %, 62.5 % of them are females while 37.5 % are males. Conclusion Varicose veins were widely among schoolteachers. Health education program is very useful to prevent varicose veins and its complications.

Keywords: Prevalence, Varicose Veins, risk factors & Teachers

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020

Pages: 1776 - 1779

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Savithri K. B, Raj Rani, "A Cross Sectional Study on Prevalence of Varicose Vein and its Related Hazard Factors among School Teachers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SR20720132332, Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020, 1776 - 1779

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