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Effect of stress on Fasting Blood Glucose Level, Blood Pressure and Anthropometric Parameters among the Working and Non-Working Women: A Comparative Study

Kini, Rekha D and Monteiro, Geraldine and *, Anupama N and *, Nayanatara AK and *, Bhagyalaxmi K and Pai, Sheila R (2013) Effect of stress on Fasting Blood Glucose Level, Blood Pressure and Anthropometric Parameters among the Working and Non-Working Women: A Comparative Study. International Research Journal for Inventions in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1 (3). pp. 5-9. ISSN 2321-7855

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Abstract

Stress is a nonspecific adaptive response of the body to any demand and also to an internal and external stimulus. Today's working women have a whole new set of problems involving both family and professional lives. The current study designed to compare the levels of stress, anthropometric parameters, blood pressure & fasting blood glucose levels of working and non- working women. This is a Cross Sectional study, conducted on 100 women from Mangalore City, in the age group of 25-35 years. 50 were working class and 50 non-working class. For the assessment of stress, a pre-tested questionnaire of stress was designed and handed over to the 100 participants to be answered in about an hour. The stress levels, anthropometric parameters, blood glucose level and blood pressure were measured. Data were analysed by students unpaired t-test & P< 0.05 was considered statistically significant.Showed that the working respondents were found to be more affected by the psychological, physical stress and increased fasting blood sugar level (P < 0.001) as compared to the non-working respondents. No significant differences noted in anthropometric measurements and blood pressure level. Working women when compared with the non-working, experienced more physiological and psychological stress with an additional increase in fasting blood glucose levels which could be attributed to the stress and anxiety they undergo at their working environment thereby increasing their susceptibility to develop type II Diabetes Mellitus in the coming future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stress, Fasting Blood Sugar, Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Physiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 05:34
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2013 05:34
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137769

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