S Shweta Fating and Ranjana Sharma
Background: Gastritis is a common medical problem among young adults due to certain factors like lifestyle, food pattern, stress, personal habits etc. The condition is diagnosed in as many as 10% of patients seeking emergency medical help for abdominal pain. Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding risk factor of gastritis among second year engineering student in selected colleges. To associate the knowledge score regarding gastritis with selected demographic variables. Materials and methods: An exploratory descriptive study was undertaken to assess the knowledge regarding risk factors of gastritis among 2nd year engineering students at Datta Meghe Institute of Engineering, Technology and Research, Wardha. The sample was selected using a purposive sampling method. In this study a total number of 100 students who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected. To assess their knowledge a self-structured questionnaire was developed. Results: The study findings 18 (18%) were having average level of knowledge score, 65 (65%) were having good level of knowledge score, 17 (17%) were having very good level of knowledge score, 0(0%) were having very excellent of knowledge score regarding risk factors of gastritis. The overall knowledge was good among second year engineering students. There is significant association found between knowledge score with selected demographic variable such as age, dietary pattern, place of stay and specific heath risk behavior. Conclusion: This study was done to assess the knowledge regarding risk factors of gastritis among second year engineering students. The results showed that out of 100 students (majority) 65% were having the good knowledge regarding risk factors of gastritis. However, demographic factors like age, dietary pattern, place of stay and specific heath risk behavior, shown significant association with knowledge scores.
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Jan 01, 1970
Accepted Date: Jan 01, 1970
Published Date: Jan 01, 1970