Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004136
Title: Prevalence, knowledge, and awareness of thyroid disorders among young adult women population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Thyroid is the small gland located at the back of the neck and it performs many vitally important functions. Thyroid disorders are the most common type of endocrine disorders prevailing worldwide. Any dysfunction of this gland has profound impact on health and well-being. People affected by thyroid disorders often have inadequate knowledge of the nature of thyroid diseases, its complications, and related risk factors. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire-based survey was carried out among the adolescent and young adult female population of Saveetha Dental College to assess the knowledge, attitude, and awareness of thyroid disorders. A simple random sample was drawn to reach the required sample size of 86. The response was, therefore, estimated by personally collecting the completely filled questionnaire from the 86 samples. Results: Of 86 samples taken in for the survey, about 83% of the individuals were aware of the thyroid disorders and it was estimated that the syndrome was more prevalent among the female young adult population. Conclusion: It was found that the thyroid disorders are more common among the adult population than the younger and older groups as analyzed by this study. Furthermore, the existing knowledge of the effects and risk factors of thyroid disorder was adequate among young adult female population.

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    Aarthi Muthukumar, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

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    Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Aarthi Muthukumar, Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj*

    Title:Prevalence, knowledge, and awareness of thyroid disorders among young adult women population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (October )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2466-2468)
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    Methodology:Awareness, Thyroid disorders, Thyroid gland, Thyroid hormone
    Research Materials:Young adults

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Awareness Thyroid disorders Thyroid gland Thyroid hormone Young adults

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