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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 180-185

A Study on Attitude and Practice Regarding the Consumption of Carbonated Drinks among Students in Selected Colleges of Mangalore

Ms. Sandra Johny1, Ms. Meenu K. M1, Ms. Reena D’Silva C. J1, Ms. Sanetra Locita D’Costa,
Mrs Priya Janifer Fernandes2, Mrs Lejomol Abraham2

1Former UG students (IV B.Sc(n)), Father Muller College of Nursing
2Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing.
2Lecturer, Department of Psychiatric nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing

Corresponding Author: Mrs Priya Janifer Fernandes


Introduction: Young children are often influenced by media and often do things under its influence. The consumption of carbonated drinks in youngsters is increasing in alarming proportions. They are often not aware of the health hazards of the excess consumption. (1) Many academic studies have shown that there is nothing healthy about carbonated soft drinks or soda. (2) Scientific studies have shown that one or two soft drinks a day can increase one’s risk for numerous health problems. Some of these health problems are obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, osteoporosis, nutritional deficiencies, sleep disturbance and many neurological disorders. (3)
Objectives of the study

Methodology: A non experimental descriptive survey design was adopted for the present study. The study was conducted in the Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore. The sample consisted of 100 nursing students selected by purposive sampling technique. An attitude scale and a practice questionnaire were used to collect data. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The major findings of the study revealed the following

Conclusion: The results show that majority have neutral attitude and they consume it monthly. So the health education and primordial prevention would be the best way to adopt healthy lifestyle and combat problem associated with the consumption of carbonated drinks.

Key words: carbonated drinks, soft drinks, health problems, Mangalore.

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