International Journal of Advance Research in Community Health Nursing
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Knowledge regarding health hazards of soft drinks among nursing college students
Usha Rani Kandula, Usha Lakshmi, Birhanu Alemu and Ketema Diriba
Health is multi factorial. The factors which influence health it’s both cutting the individual and externally in the society which he or she lives. Soft drinks are the drinks consist of water with added sugar and flavoring with some fruit juices or fruit homogenates. The most widely consumed products contain a flavored mixture in carbonated water; the coals are the major beverages of this kind. The nutritional role of these beverages is essentially limited to marking the consumption of water attractive while the carbohydrate they contain contributes energy.
Objectives: 1) To assess the knowledge of health hazards on soft drinks among nursing students. 2) To find out the association between level of knowledge on health hazards of soft drinks and with demographic variables among nursing students.
Methodology: A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was adopted to assess the knowledge on health hazards of soft drinks among nursing college students. The study conducted at Chaitanya College of nursing, Ongole, and Andhra Pradesh, India. Total 100 students were selected by Purposive sampling technique. Structured questionnaire was prepared on health hazards of soft drinks and administer to each sample individually. The collected data was coded and entered in excel spread sheet, windows version 2010 for further data analysis. Data analysis was completed by objectives of the study and with the help of descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: It reveals that majority 60(60%) had inadequate knowledge, 29(29%) students had moderately adequate knowledge and 11(11%) students had adequate knowledge on health hazards of soft drinks with Mean 11.81 and Stranded deviation 4.75.
Conclusion: The study indicates that, among 100 samples majority of the students had inadequate knowledge regarding health hazards of soft drinks. The study strongly recommends that, there should be a need to bring awareness among nursing college students on health hazards of soft drinks in order to prevent health complications among the nursing students.