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January 2021 Vol. 9 No.1

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 9(1) pp. 067-073, January, 2021 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4459573


Original Research Article

Knowledge and attitude of university students among risk factors of cardiovascular diseases

 
 
 

Areej Khalid1*, Muhammad Hussain2, Muhammad Afzal3, Prof. Dr Syed Amir Gilani4

 

1Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
2Assistant professor, Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
3Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
4Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author's Email: areejkhalid939@gmail.com

Received: 02 January 2021  I  Accepted: 20 January 2021  I  Published: 24 January 2021  I  Article ID: MRJMMS-21-002
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Cardiovascular disorders are illnesses of the heart and blood vessels and are the main cause of death worldwide. (WHO, 2014). Almost seventeen billion people expire due to cardiac diseases. Almost 30% of people globally died due to CVD. The objectives of this study is to assess the knowledge of the medical students on the hazard factors of cardiovascular disease and to assess the attitude of students on the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. This is a cross-sectional descriptive research. The data were collected from the students of the University of Lahore. The sample size was 150. Survey was used to collect the data. Ethical consent was achieved from the department and statistics was analyzed by SPSS version 21. The results of the research was good with (86%) great response of accurate answer of 'adequate exercise can prevent from CVD'. The attitudes of respondents were negative (45%), they do not maintain their weight according to BMI. The knowledge of the respondent regarding threat factors of cardiovascular diseases was improved but the attitude of the students was questionable. They do not follow the precautionary measures to reduce the hazard factors of cardiovascular diseases. They have bad eating habits and do not perform regular exercise. Most of the participants are involved in bad habits like smoking and canít manage their stress. University Students should maintain their lifestyle to reduce the hazard factors of cardiovascular diseases.

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