Health Status and Lifestyle Practice of Diploma Nursing Students

Latha, T (2013) Health Status and Lifestyle Practice of Diploma Nursing Students. International Journal of Nursing Education, 5 (2). pp. 97-101. ISSN 0974-9349

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Health status of the individual is influenced by health behavior and lifestyles along with other factors such as income, social status, education, employment, working condition, availability of health service, etc. Objective: The objective of the study were to identify the physical health status and life style practice, determine the most common health problems, to find the correlation between health status and lifestyle practice and to find the association between health status, life style practice with Body Mass Index (BMI), age, and place of residence of diploma nursing students. Method: A descriptive correlational survey design was used among the 60 Diploma Nursing students from a school of nursing Result: The results showed that majority of the students were 20 years of age, staying in hostel having BMI above 18.5. They were having good physical health status and healthy life style. Calculated r value (r=0.36, p>0.01) shows the significant relationship between health status and lifestyle practice. Around 21.66% of students used self medication for minor illness. The most common reported problem was headache (20%). But feeling of anxiousness, breathlessness and increased frequency of micturition was minimal (1.66%). There was no association between health status and lifestyle practice with demographic variables.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health Status; Lifestyle Practice; Diploma Nursing Students; Common Health Problems of Nursing Students.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 06:28
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 06:28

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