Is Gender an Antecedent to Adoption of Preventive Healthcare Practices

Nayak, Smitha and K.S, Swathi K.S and Varambally, K.V.M (2013) Is Gender an Antecedent to Adoption of Preventive Healthcare Practices. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, 3 (6). ISSN 2249-5894

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Abstract

Healthcare awareness especially preventive healthcare plays an important role to improve the physical and mental ability of children in the younger age group. Adoption of good health practices enables them to keep up their fitness to learn better and shape them up to become human capital of the country in the future. Methods: The study was conducted in August, 2012. A structured questionnaire was designed and administered for 161 students of a high school located in rural area of Udupi district to assess the awareness of children on general hygiene, oral hygiene and food and nutrition.This paper attempts bring home the preventive healthcare awareness among high school children in rural areas and provide suggestions to impart the same through proper measures and programmes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: General Hygiene, Oral Care, Awareness
Subjects: Management > MIM Manipal
Depositing User: MIM Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2013 07:13
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2013 07:13
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137306

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