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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 670-673

Assessment of Life Style among the Doctors working in J.S.S. Institutions, Mysore

1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, GUNTUR, AP, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, JSS Dental College and Hoapital, Mysore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bapuji Dental College, DAVANGERE., India

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Aim and objectives: To assess the lifestyle among the doctors working in jss institutions. To bring about change in the existing harmful lifestyle pattern. Material and methods: All the available doctors of JSS institutions, ayurvedic, dental were surveyed with the help of self administered questionnaires. Results: Physical activity was more among ayurvedic doctors (M-80% F-75%) when compared with medical (M-43.5% F- 40.3%) and dental (M-41.3% F-35.7%). The habit of consuming alcohol and smoking among Ayurvedic doctors 53.4% Medical (M-65.3% F- 4.2%) Dental (58.6%). 41% of the medical and dental expressed that reasons for not having physical activities was lack of time. Mental stress was more among Medical doctors (M 63.0%, F-72.2%) Dental (M-72.4% F- 64.2%) compared with ayurvedic doctors (M-46.0% F-37.5%). Conclusions: Medical and Dental doctors had more backache than Ayurvedic doctors and associated with less exercise. Recommendation: All the doctors should be encouraged to practice and participate in sports. Periodical competitions should be held.

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