A study to assess the healthy lifestyle practices among south indian population
- Nursing & Care Open Access Journal
Mohanasundari SK,1 Padmaja A,2 Rimple Jeet,3 Joyce Joseph,3 Raghu VA3
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Introduction: Unhealthy diet, smoking, alcohol, drug abuse, poor sleep, abuse of technology, stress and so on, are the presentations of unhealthy lifestyle that they are used as dominant form of lifestyle. Lifestyle has a significant influence on physical and mental health of human being. Hence the relationship of lifestyle and health should be highly considered.
Methodology: Under quantitative approach a descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted among 668 south Indian population to assess the level of healthy lifestyle practices. They were accessed through direct contact or electronic mode (mobile survey app). The tool has two section; demographic variables and practice check list to measure healthy lifestyle practices. Data collection method was self-report technique, a structured questioner was distributed to samples through direct contact and through mobile app (what app, email, twitter, and Facebook).The obtained sample was coded and analysed in SPSS version.
Result: The samples had average healthy lifestyle practices as indicated by mean score and standard deviation (6.95±1.879). The demographic variables such sex, age, education and religion had significant association with level of lifestyle practices, whereas geographic region, place of living, and occupation had no significant association at P <0.05.
Conclusion: From the above findings it was concluded that the south Indian population had average lifestyle practices and they should improve it from current level to healthy lifestyle practice.
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