The people who are involved with prolonged sitting or standing in their day to day activities tend to have an increased risk for varicose veins. The reason is the same for the security guards, who are as a part of their profession need to stand for prolonged periods, placing them at the highest risk of developing varicose veins.
Objectives: This study was designed to assess the knowledge of varicose vein among security guards.
Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was done among 100 security guards working in Mangaluru with a minimum one year of service as a security guard was included in the study. Samples were selected by non-probability purposive sampling. The data was collected using a valid structured knowledge questionnaire.
Results: Out of 100 security guards, majority 70% had the average knowledge, 27% had poor knowledge and only 3% had good knowledge.
Conclusion: The present study aimed at assessing the knowledge of varicose veins among the security guards. According to the findings of the study, security guards are having average knowledge about varicose vein.
Shintu et al.2016, Knowledge of Varicose Vein Among Security Guards: A Descriptive Cross Sectional Study. Int J Recent Sci Res. 7(9), pp. 13316-13319.
· ISSN: 0976-3031
· Impact Factor: 6.86
· Print Issue: Available
· Frequency: Monthly
· Subject: All Subject
· Submission Date: Open
· Publication Date: Open
· DOI: 10.24327/IJRSR
· Researcher ID: K-7356-2016
· IC Value: 5.72
· NLM ID: 101631819