Ann Barnes, Gireesh G. R, Sachina B T, P. Raiju
Ann Barnes1, Mr. Gireesh G. R2, Mr. Sachina B T1, Mr. P. Raiju1
1Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College
2Associate Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College
Volume - 2,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2014
Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. Health is deeply related to lifestyle. Today increasing emphasis is placed on health, health promotion, wellness and self care. Millions of workers spend majority of the working day on their feet and many hours in static positions. Standing uses 20% more energy than sitting and because human bodies are not designed to stand continuously at work, prolonged standing, can lead to tiredness, loss of concentration and increased health risks.1
At present scenario one of the most important condition that results due to prolonged standing is varicose veins. Severe varicose veins can have an impact on the lives of the people who work on their feet especially the teachers, nursing staffs, flight attendants, dental staff, traffic and bar workers, postal workers, construction workers and bank staff.2 The teachers are the main pillars of a sound and progressive society.
The term “varicose” is derived from Latin “varix” (pleural varices) meaning bent. Varicose veins, or varicosities, are dilated, tortuous subcutaneous veins most frequently found in the saphenous system. They may be small and innocuous or large and bulging.3
Cite this article:
Ann Barnes, Gireesh G. R, Sachina B T, P. Raiju. Effectiveness of self instructional module (SIM) on knowledge regarding the prevention and management of varicose veins among teachers in selected schools of Udupi district. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(4): Oct.- Dec. 2014; Page 338-343.