A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice on Carbonated Soft Drinks and Their Effect on Health among Teenagers in Selected Educational Institutions of Mangalore

Indumathy .

Abstract


Introduction: The Indian culture has accepted the habit of drinking carbonated soft drinks. As flavored carbonated beverages gained popularity, many people especially teenagers are used to the consumption of large quantities of soft drinks all through the day neglecting their normal food habits. Aim: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) on carbonated soft drinks and their effect on health among teenagers. Materials and Methods: 100 students in the age group of 13–19 years were included in the study. A structured questionnaire was used to measure knowledge, 3-point Likert’s scale was used to find attitude and a check list was used to assess the practice. Results: Among teenagers, 13.8% had adequate knowledge, 23.55% had favorable attitude towards carbonated soft drinks and their effect on health. The favorable practice was shown by 28% of teenagers. Conclusion: Health education and primordial prevention would be the best way to create awareness and to adopt healthy life style and combat the problems associated with carbonated soft drink consumption among teenagers.


Keywords


Soft drinks, Life style, Primordial prevention, Teens

Full Text:

PDF

References


Denehy J. The health effects of soft drinks. J Sch Nurs 2003; 19: 63-64. 2. Sanchez GA, Fernandez de Preliasco MV. Salivary pH

changes during soft drinks consumption in children. Int J Paediatr Dent 2003; 13: 251-57.

Moazzez R, Smith BG, Bartlett DW. Oral pH and drinking habit during ingestion of a carbonated drink in a group of adolescents with dental erosion. J Dent 2000; 28: 395-97.

Soft drinks – America’s other drinking problem. Available at: http://www.kauhawaii.com/softdrinks. html. Accessed on 13 Aug 2008.

Wyshak G, Frisch RE. Carbonated beverages, dietary calcium, the dietary calcium/phosphorus ratio, and bone fractures in girls and boys. J Adolesc Health 1994; 15: 210-15.

Dental Caries, UCLA School of Dentistry. Available at: http://www.dent.ucla.edu/ce/caries/index.html. Accessed on 13 Aug 2008.

Beverages: Liquid Fruits (Technology Source: CFTRI). North East India Databank, CSIR Technology North East India, 2006.

Zhai F, Wang H, Du S et al. Prospective study on nutrition transition in China. Nutr Rev 2009; 67(1): S56-61.

Kishore S, Aggarwal P, Muzammil K. KAP study about carbonated drinks among Medical and Nursing students at Teaching Hospital Uttarkand. JK science 2009; 11 (4).


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2018 International Journal of Preventive, Curative & Community Medicine (ISSN: 2454-325X)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.