ASSOCIATION OF DIETARY INTAKE WITH SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AMONG NURSES AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN KARACHI

Authors

  • Fahim Raza Sindh Institute of Skin Diseases, Karachi.
  • Subia Naz Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  • Khalid Hussain Jinnah College of Nursing, Sohail University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Amjad Ali Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi
  • Tanseer Ahmed Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

Keywords:

Body Mass Index, Dietary Pattern, Nurse, Socio-Demographics

Abstract

Background: Nurses’ health status has great importance for their better and enhanced performance in hospital setup. Unhealthy diet may expose them to various diseases. The aim of this study was to identify dietary intake and its association with socio-demographic characteristics among nurses. Methods: The analytical cross-sectional study was conducted from 1st June to 31st July 2020 and included 337 nurses from Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital having minimum one-year working experience, using purposive sampling technique. The Food Frequency Questionnaire (33-items) was used to measure dietary intake in association with socio-demographics of nurses. Data was analysed using SPSS-23. Results: Majority (71.8%) of the study participants were female, 84.0% were married, and 49.2% were in 31–40 years old. Low fat dietary and dairy products were significantly associated with gender, marital status, age group, qualification, smoking, exercise, diabetes, and hypertension with p=0.02, 0.5, 0.03, <0.001, 0.03, <0.001, <0.01 and <0.01 respectively. Sea food and high-fat dairy products were significantly associated with exercise only (p=0.03). Conclusion: There was no significant association of fat and sweets intake with demographic characteristics except that low-fat diet and dairy products were significantly associated with all demographic variables. Sea food and high-fat dairy products had significant association with exercise.

Pak J Physiol 2023;19(2):6–9

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Author Biographies

Fahim Raza, Sindh Institute of Skin Diseases, Karachi.

Staff Nurse at Sindh Institute of Skin Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan

Subia Naz, Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

Lecturer at Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Khalid Hussain, Jinnah College of Nursing, Sohail University, Karachi, Pakistan

Jinnah College of Nursing, Sohail University, Karachi, Pakistan

Amjad Ali, Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

Assistant Professor, Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Tanseer Ahmed, Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi

Assistant Professor, Dow Institute of Nursing & Midwifery, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

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Published

30-06-2023

How to Cite

1.
Raza F, Naz S, Hussain K, Ali A, Ahmed T. ASSOCIATION OF DIETARY INTAKE WITH SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AMONG NURSES AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN KARACHI. Pak J Phsyiol [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];19(2):6-9. Available from: https://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/1492