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Review Article

Year: 2018 | Month: May | Volume: 8 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 350-359

Health Implications of School Teachers– A Review

Abirami M. J1, Raj Kala A2

1Dietician, Techmed Health Centre & Diagnostic Pvt Ltd, No. 01 Siva Building, Krishna Street, Off North Usman Road, T. Nagar, Chennai–600017.
2Assistance Professor, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Ethiraj College for Women, No. 70, EthirajSalai, Thousand Lights, Chennai – 600008.

Corresponding Author: Abirami M. J


Teaching is considered as a noble profession as it moulds the future of children. However, studies have indicated that this profession is one of the most stressful occupations in the world. It involves many aspects of an individual’s life such as mental, organizational, physical and cognitive disturbances. Studies have pointed out that several risk factors are associated with teaching job and in the long run, it will induce many health problems such as CVD, Obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, glucose intolerance, IR, and may cause discomfort and dysfunction in many organs. Some of the disease identified after an individual take up the teaching profession in schools are generalized health problems due to environmental conditions prevailing in the school are musculoskeletal disorders, hypertension, voice problem to name a few. This review paper gives a condensed version of the research done on this topic during the past two decades both in India and globe wise. More research are required to classify the disease pattern based on the workload of school teachers. The contents of this review article will serve as an eye opener for future research and to bring out standardized guidelines to be followed for school teachers.

Key words: QWL, QOL, CVD, Teachers health, Stress, BP, Disorder

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