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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 317) Last page : ( 324)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00065.8

Accessibility and Availability, Sociodemographic characteristics, Health Centre Facilities and Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Modifiable Lifestyle Diseases among Adult Population in East coast Malaysia-A Cross-Sectional Study

Rao Mahadeva US1, San San Oo1, Sabrin Nurul Liana2, Razali Norsyahira Syazwana Mohd2, Khalid Khairunnisa2, Nadzari Nurul Farihah Mohamed2, Zin Thant1,*

1Medical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia

2Students of Basic Elective Project-MBBS Degree, Universiti Sultan Zainal, Abidin, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author E-mail: thant@unisza.edu.my

Online published on 29 April, 2017.

Abstract

Background

Modifiable Lifestyle Disease (MLD) can give rise to many complications. If left untreated, the disease can affect one's quality of life. MLD can be prevented by modifying our sedentary lifestyle and dietary practice.

Introduction

Nowadays, people are aware of the effect of MLDs in their life but the treatment preferences are different among various people.

Objective

This study was conducted to identify the treatment seeking behaviour (TSB) among adult populations in East coast Malaysia (Kampung Ladang Sehat, Kuala Terengganu).

Method

The survey was conducted by using cross sectional-based questionnaire. The knowledge, attitude and practice among Kampung Ladang Sehat population in East Coast Malaysia with reference to correlation between socio demographic factors and MLD's TSB is studied.

Conclusion

The TSB among adult population in Kampung Ladang Sehat is postulated towards down surging according to the correlation between variables used in the study.

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Keywords

Modifiable Lifestyle Disease, Treatment seeking behaviour, Quality of life, Dietary practice.

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