The prevalence of obesity and the knowledge, attitude and practice of healthy lifestyle among the adult population in Kampung Banyuk, Kampung Kerto and Kampung Langup

Wong, Syn Hwan and Wong, Vivian Chee Yien and Sofina Azurin, binti Soffian and Siti Syuhada, binti Rosman and Nur Hazwani, binti Abdul Rahman Sebli and Nur Edayah, binti Ibrahim and Nor Atikah, binti Mohamad and Noor Syafatin Azmin, binti Abdul Safar and Muhd Zarif, b Mohd Amin and Jong, Margeret Shu Y and Lee, Mei Funn and Hon, Shu Ann and Ho, Tze Yung and Fung, Mei Jiun and Fidya, bt Zamri, and Fatehah Izwani, bt Idris and Dinesh, a/l Kerishnan and Bong, Sing Kock and Ashvini, a/p Sivabalan and Lee, Arnold Leong Chai and Nurulhuda, bt Azman Tan and Norsuhaila, binti Hazman and Muhammad Najmi Na'imullah, bin Rahim and Muhammad Izwan, bin Azlin Shah and Mariana, anak Metaw and Lee, Lian Thai and Sim, Gerald Lai Meng and Chai, Siew Pei and Norhaslina, bt Rosli (2013) The prevalence of obesity and the knowledge, attitude and practice of healthy lifestyle among the adult population in Kampung Banyuk, Kampung Kerto and Kampung Langup. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Background Obesity has become a great public health concern and prevent!ive measures need to be done. Objective The objective of this research is to determine the prevalence ofobesity and their knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) towards a healthy lifestyle among the residents in Kampung Banyok, Kampung Kerto and Kampung Langup. Methods A cross-sectional study was done among 126 randomly selected villagers aged 18 years and above from the three selected villages. They were interviewed based on a questionnaire and their body mass index (BMI) was calculated. Results It was found that more than half of the respondents are obese. Among the respondents, for the healthy lifestyle component, the level of good KAP is 69.2%, 46.8% and 60.3% respectively. As for obesity component, the level of good KAP is 60.3%, 54% and 54.8% respectively. Among the obese respondents, the level of knowledge and attitude on healthy lifestyle and obesity is better. Obese respondents have better obesity preventive practice while the non-obese respondents have better practice on healthy lifestyle. The only significant correlation noted was between knowledge and practice on obesity albeit a negative one. Conclusion The level of knowledge and attitude and practice on healthy lifestyle among the obese respondents are encouraged but more effort in the preventive practice ofobesity shou1d be done to reduce the prevalence. v

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Obesity, prevention, health aspects, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 01:29
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 01:29
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/14192

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