Evaluation of Bio Medical Profile of School Teachers

Kavita Verma

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Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the Bio medical Profile of School Teachersof Jabalpur District, (Madhya Pradesh) School Teachers. Method: By using purposive sampling 300 teachers   of high and senior secondary schools of   Jabalpur district, (M.P.) were involved. After follow up through verbal persuasions 200 responses were received in total out of which 46 were of male and 164 were of female teachers. The data/responses collected through questionnaire were analyzed by using descriptive statistics where percentage was worked out for interpretation. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Result and Discussion: The biomedical profile indicated that awareness of health related components such as blood pressure, resting heart rate, blood cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and body fat percentage were very low among male and female teachers working in schools. Results further indicate that majority of the teachers, both male and female had or have non communicable diseases like back pain, muscle pain , muscle weakness , bone injury , leg cramps etc. These problems may be result of inactivity According to WHO (2000) it is estimated that physical inactivity is as important as risk factor for non communicable diseases as is tobacco use. Conclusion: The result of the study shows that the School teacher’s level of concern about their own health is very less. And teachers are suffering many non communicable diseases. Physical inactivates are the main causes of their problems. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the Bio medical Profile of School Teachersof Jabalpur District, (Madhya Pradesh) School Teachers. Method: By using purposive sampling 300 teachers   of high and senior secondary schools of   Jabalpur district, (M.P.) were involved. After follow up through verbal persuasions 200 responses were received in total out of which 46 were of male and 164 were of female teachers. The data/responses collected through questionnaire were analyzed by using descriptive statistics where percentage was worked out for interpretation. The level of significance was set at 0.05. Result and Discussion: The biomedical profile indicated that awareness of health related components such as blood pressure, resting heart rate, blood cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and body fat percentage were very low among male and female teachers working in schools. Results further indicate that majority of the teachers, both male and female had or have non communicable diseases like back pain, muscle pain , muscle weakness , bone injury , leg cramps etc. These problems may be result of inactivity According to WHO (2000) it is estimated that physical inactivity is as important as risk factor for non communicable diseases as is tobacco use.

Conclusion: The result of the study shows that the School teacher’s level of concern about their own health is very less. And teachers are suffering many non communicable diseases. Physical inactivates are the main causes of their problems.


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Bio medical Profile, Body Fat Percentage, Blood pressure, Resting heart rate, Blood cholesterol, & HDL cholesterol, Non Communicable Diseases.

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