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Prevalence of Practices of Preventive Health Care Measures and its causes among Medical Professionals of Shyam Shah Medical College, Rewa, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Community Medicine S.S. Medical College Rewa, MP, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 17-22, June,14 (2014)


Since ancient era emphasis has been given to the preventive aspect of health and it is well known that the prevention is better than cure. Preventative healthcare practices are some of the best weapons against disease and a way to monitor conditions before they become too serious. Preventative healthcare measures include routine health check ups, regular physical exercise, avoidance of alcohol and smoking, consumption of salt less than 5 gm per day etc always positively affects the health and adoption of such practices clear cut decreases the burden specially of NCDs (non communicable diseases). Since preventive measures are always cost effective and adoption of such practices among medical professional is a great stimulus to the other public. Preventive health care measures can adopt on three levels of prevention.—primary, secondary and tertiary. To assess the prevalence of practices of preventive health care measures among Medical professionals and to know the reasons of not having such practices. this was a health care institute based observational cross sectional study including randomly selected 50 medical professionals ( nly medical faculties and medical PG residents from the different Department of Sham Shah Medical College and affiliated teaching Hospital of Rewa M.P. INDIA. Data was collected with the help of set proforma and then analysed with applying epi info 2000.Chi square test was applied appropriately. Total 13 (26%) medical professionals out of 50 were practicing all seven preventive health care measures which were included in the present study. Among of these 13 maximum were male 12 (24%) and only 1 (2%) was female participants. The distribution of prevalence of utilization of preventive health care measures and not utilization of such measures among medical professions in relation to age group was found to statistical significant.(Chi-square : 15.27 ,p-value : 0.000483). On the basis of this study it can conclude that utilization of such preventive health care measures among the Medical Teachers can influence community people to acquire such measures hence the adaptations of such measures can lead to improve health status of community people as well as themselves too.


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