Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://krishikosh.egranth.ac.in/handle/1/5810044814
Authors: PANCHAMI GIRISH SHANBHAG
Advisor: Dr. (Mrs.) USHA MALAGI
Title: NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND MENTAL HEALTH OF NURSES
Publisher: University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 114
Agrotags: null
Keywords: NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND MENTAL HEALTH OF NURSES
Abstract: Nurses represent an important component of health care. Shift duties among nurses induces stress and interrupts the regular eating pattern. The present study was undertaken with an objective to assess the nutritional status and mental health of nurses. The sample of 150 each were selected from private and government hospitals which included 230 females and 70 males in the age group of 21-50 years. The general information, dietary pattern, frequency of consumption of foods, nutrient intakes and nutrition knowledge was collected through pre-structured questionnaire. Anthropometric measurements, hemoglobin levels and mental health were assessed using standardized methods. The results of the study revealed that majority of the nurses had high BMI and female nurses were abdominally obese (97.39%). The intake of foods were lower than the suggested balanced diet except for the intake of fat. The intake of macronutrients was adequate and that of micronutrients was poor. More number of females were categorized into mild anemia compared to males (34.78 vs 14.28%). Highest percentage of nurses had average (46.66%), followed by good (37.34%) and poor (16%) mental health. Nutritional status index of nurses was positively correlated to mental health status. One third of nurses had low (34%) and about one fourth had medium knowledge scores (26%). Nutritional knowledge of nurses was significantly associated with age and education level of nurses. The shift work, poor intake of micronutrients, protective foods and higher fat intake has led to higher BMI and abdominal obesity among nurses. Thus there is a need to educate nurses to improve their nutritional status and knowledge.
Subject: Food Science And Nutrition
Theme: NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND MENTAL HEALTH OF NURSES
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2015-06
Appears in Collections:Thesis

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
TH11162.pdfNUTRITIONAL STATUS AND MENTAL HEALTH OF NURSES972.23 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.