Mahesh B Tondare

Department of Community Medicine, BLDE(DU) Shri B.M Patil Medical College Vijayapura, Karnataka, India


  • Research   
    Assessment of Knowledge about Side Effects of Tobacco use among Elderly Population of Rural Field Practice Area, North Karnataka
    Author(s): Praveen Ganganahalli, Santosh D Patil, Mahesh B Tondare and Sandeep Yankanchi*

    Introduction: Tobacco use is a major public health problem around the world, especially in developing countries. Currently, 5.4 million people die from tobacco-related diseases each year and 80% of those deaths occur in developing countries. Aging is most important risk factors for most chronic diseases. Tobacco cessation in older persons reduces the risks of cardiac disease, COPD, Cancer, functional impairments & improves tolerance for exercise. Objective: To assess the perception about the side effects of tobacco use among elderly people of rural field practice area. Methods: A Cross-sectional study was conducted in rural field practice area among old age (>60yrs) people for period of two months interviewed by using structured proforma containing questionnaires on socio-demographic profile, pattern of tobacco use, knowledge & perception about side effects of tobacco. Resu.. Read More»

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