International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 9 Issue 7, July 2020 | Rating: 7.1 / 10

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 [4]

Abstract: 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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