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International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing

P-ISSN: 2664-1291, E-ISSN: 2664-1305, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.6
International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing
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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B

Assessment of the life style and risk for diabetes mellitus among adolescents in the age group of 14-17 years at selected schools in Chennai

S Gayathri Chellam, R Chitra and Dr. R Sudha

Adolescence has been characterized as a critical and discrete period of the life Cycle. The life style of adolescents are greatly influenced by many sectors of society, including families, peers, communities, schools, child care settings, the food and beverage etc. This study was aimed to assess the lifestyle issues related to the risk for diabetes mellitus among adolescents. The study was conducted among 200 samples. A total of 100 male adolescents and 100 female adolescents were selected in the age group of 14-17 years, studying in selected schools in Chennai, Tamilnadu. Simple random technique was used to select the samples. Self-administered questionnaire, rating scale and diabetic risk assessment tool was used to collect data on lifestyle and risk for diabetes mellitus among adolescents. The study findings revealed that majority (93.5%) of adolescents had average lifestyle risk and 50% of them had diabetes risk.
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International Journal of Research in Paediatric Nursing
How to cite this article:
S Gayathri Chellam, R Chitra, Dr. R Sudha. Assessment of the life style and risk for diabetes mellitus among adolescents in the age group of 14-17 years at selected schools in Chennai. Int J Res Paediatric Nurs 2020;2(2):99-101. DOI: 10.33545/26641291.2020.v2.i2b.45
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