A Study On Prevalence Of Varicose Veins And It’s Contributing Risk Factors Among Icu And Ot Nursing Officers In Selected Hospitals Eastern Zone India

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  • Miss Kuheli Mandal , Mrs. Rashmiranjita Parhi , Mrs. Minati Das

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S09.259

Abstract

Background

Varicose vein is a chronic venous disorder that mainly affects the lower extremities. Nursing officers are at high risk for developing varicose vein as this profession requires physical works and prolonged standing. This study is designed to assess the prevalence of varicose veins among ICU and OT nursing officers in selected hospitals in Bhubaneswar and to determine the contributing risk factors for varicose veins.

Objectives

  • To assess the prevalence of varicose veins among ICU and OT nursing officers in selected hospitals in Bhubaneswar.
  • To determine the contributing risk factors for varicose veins.

Method

A cross sectional study was carried out among 422 nursing officers from selected hospitals in Bhubaneswar in ICU and OT. A self-structure questionnaire was administered to gather information related demographics, work related and medical data.

Results

A total of 422 nursing officers participated in the study among which 53 (12.56%). were diagnosed with varicose vein . The contributing risk factors of varicose veins are age, standing duration, family history of previous surgery in lower limb, lower limb trauma, thromboembolism and phlebitis.

Conclusion

Varicose veins are a disease that is mainly found in person who stands for long hours. it is mainly associated with different risk factors that is found in nurses working in the places which needs prolonged standing. A few modifications in work practice may reduce the risk of varicose vein in nurses.

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2022-11-22 — Updated on 2022-11-22

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Miss Kuheli Mandal , Mrs. Rashmiranjita Parhi , Mrs. Minati Das. (2022). A Study On Prevalence Of Varicose Veins And It’s Contributing Risk Factors Among Icu And Ot Nursing Officers In Selected Hospitals Eastern Zone India. Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 2156–2163. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S09.259

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