A study on risk factors of varicose vein among schoolteachers
Savithri KB, Raj Rani
Background: Varicose veins are increasingly regular in certain occupations like teachers, workers, medical caretakers, sales persons and so on. Research on the assessment of risk factors among schoolteachers are very few Objective: The risk factors of varicose vein among school teachers and association between risk factors and demographic variables were assessed in this study Methods: Through convenient sampling technique, a descriptive cross–sectional study was executed among 80 schoolteachers at Thiruvallur Dist, Tamilnadu. A semi-structured questionnaire was administered. The data was tabulated and interpretation was done. Results: Overall level of risk of the 80 participants, 22.50% of individuals had severe risk, 35% had moderate risk, 30% had mild risk and only 12.50% had no risk of varicose vein. The average mean value with standard deviation of the level of risk among the study participants was17.28±2.964. The association between risk factors and demographic variables such as gender, age, education and BMI was highly significant at p<0.001 level. Conclusion: The results of the study suggest that overall risk of varicose vein is 22.50% had severe risk, In the study, the risk factors of varicose veins is statistically significantly associated with the family history, obesity, static position and pregnancy. Wellbeing advancement and health training with respect to varicose vein must be given and to prevent the disease.