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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 45) Last page : ( 52)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2020.00012.8

A Study to assess the Knowledge and self-rated practice of Youth regarding health practices to establish a healthy life style in selected PU Colleges at Bangalore

Yadav Rohit*, Devi Manjula

Department of Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing, Nightingale College of Nursing, Banglore, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ry5212@gmail.com

Online published on 24 February, 2020.

Abstract

Attention to healthy habits in adolescence has heightened as obesity has become a serious public health problem affecting nearly 25 percentages of children. Concern over adolescent obesity has mounted due to its rapid increase in prevalence, its persistence into adulthood, and its associated health consequences, including morbidity and mortality

Objectives

1) To assess the level of knowledge regarding health practices to establish a healthy life style among youths in selected PU colleges at Bangalore.2) To assess self-rated practice regarding health practices to establish a healthy life style among youths in selected PU colleges at Bangalore. 3) To find out the correlation between knowledge and self-rated practice regarding health practices to establish a healthy life style among youths in selected PU colleges at Bangalore. 4) To find out the association between knowledge levels regarding health practices to establish a healthy life style with selected demographic variable. 5) To find out the association between self-rated practice regarding health practices to establish a healthy life style with selected demographic variable.

Approach

Descriptive survey approach was selected for the study.

Design

Explorative survey was selected for the study.

Subjects

60 youth aged between 15–20 years.

Sampling Technique

A purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample for study.

Data Collection Tool

A structured questionnaire and self-rated scale were used to collect data from the subjects.

Data Analysis

The obtained data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and interpreted in terms of objectives and hypothesis of the study. The level of significance was set at 0.05 levels.

Results

No subjects found with adequate knowledge, However, 73.3% of them held moderate level of knowledge and remaining 26.7% with inadequate knowledge and one in three had poor health practices and 46.6% of the subjects had just satisfactory health practices. More significantly, only 20% of the subjects held good health practice. And none were holding very good practice.

Conclusion

This study shows weak Positive correlation between knowledge and practice from the analysis.

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Keywords

Youths, Knowledge, Health practices.

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