Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005436
Title: Awareness of health problem among male drivers in South Indian population – A survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to create awareness of health problem among male drivers in the South Indian population. Introduction: Male drivers are at high risk of occupational morbidities and mortalities such as cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal disease, and musculoskeletal disorders such as back pain and high stress. Drivers are in a profession that exposes them to physical illness, mental illness, and addictions of habit-forming substances, specially tobacco. They suffer a lot from mental illness due to lack of proper sleep cycle and lack of proper meals at regular intervals. Materials and Methods: The questionnaire was prepared and survey was conducted among male drivers about health problems and data were collected. The survey was prepared on SurveyPlanet and was circulated among drivers. The survey was conducted among 100 male drivers. Results: As summarized, 55% of the population is not aware of gastric trouble. Yet, 81% of the population have faced gastric problems. About 72% of the population have chest burns regularly. About 51% of the population get sick often, most of the drivers eat out often at least 2 days once which is about 38%. Conclusion: Driving is a potential risk factor for a cluster if health behaviors abs outcomes among drivers. Continues driving affects a person both mentally and physically, there are many risk factors that may occur if an ill person is driving.

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    A. Swetaa, R. Gayathri*, V. Vishnu Priya

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

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayathri, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 160, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    A. Swetaa, R. Gayathri*, V. Vishnu Priya

    Title:Awareness of health problem among male drivers in South Indian population – A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (March)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (85-88)
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    Methodology:Gastric trouble, Health problem
    Research Materials:Male drivers, Smoking

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Gastric trouble Health problem Male drivers Smoking

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