2nd International Conference on Fostering Interdisciplinary Research In Health Sciences (ICFIRHS) 2019 (01-May-2019)        |

Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   12

Issue No. :  6

Year :  2019

Pages :   2995-2998

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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A Study of Anthropometric and Psychological Discriminating Factors of Hypertension



Address:   Subuhi Nishad1, Mahendra Kumar2, Shabir Kumar Anant3, Priyamvada Srivastava4, Reeta Venugopal5*
1Research Scholar, School of Studies in Physical Education, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
2Research Scholar, School of Studies in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
3Sports Officer Chattisgarh Kamdhenu University, Durg, Anjora. (C.G)
4Professor, School of Studies in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
5Professor, Physical Education Director-Centre for Women Studies, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00506.7

ABSTRACT:
The purpose of the study was to find out the discriminating predictors of high blood pressure and normal blood pressure group of teacher. A total sample of 520 (254 males and 266 female) university teachers of Chhattisgarh was selected for the study. The dependent variable for the study was high blood pressure and healthy group of teachers. The independent variables were body mass index, physical activity, age, weight, height, waist hip ratio (anthropometric), hypo-kinetic problems awareness, personal and environmental barrier to physical activity (psychological) and physical activity level. The high blood pressure and normal blood pressure groups were identified by checklist and the other variables were assessed with help of questionnaires, standard equipments. Discriminant analysis was used to analyze the data. The result indicated that the independent variables, age, waist hip ratio and personal barrier to physical activity, emerged out to be discriminating predictors, contributing significantly in discriminating the two groups. These variables contributed 62%, 47.8% and 36.5%, of their variance respectively. Significant positive association between predicting factors with the high blood pressure group was found, indicating their role in HBP problem.
KEYWORDS:
Hypertension, Age, Sedentary life style, Barrier of Physical activity, Hypo-kinetic Problems Awareness.
Cite:
Subuhi Nishad, Mahendra Kumar, Shabir Kumar Anant, Priyamvada Srivastava, Reeta Venugopal. A Study of Anthropometric and Psychological Discriminating Factors of Hypertension. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2019; 12(6):2995-2998.
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