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Knowledge of the behavioral risk factors of the family members of the patients with non-communicable diseases in Bangladesh

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Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, Salina Canadi, Sujit Kumar Banik, Zubaida Iftekhar, Md. Hafizul Islam, Md. Ebrahim Khalil, Gayettri Rani & Abeer Mohammad Hossain

Abstract

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major health issue in Bangladesh, accounting for 67% of all deaths. Despite the known influence of behavioral risk factors such as diet and exercise, little is known about awareness levels among family members of NCD patients, who are at higher risk due to shared genetic and environmental factors. This cross-sectional study investigated the knowledge and awareness of behavioral risk factors among 318 adult family members accompanying NCD patients in specialized hospitals in Dhaka City. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews in Bengali, with questions focusing on knowledge about physical exercise, balanced diet, cholesterol, obesity, and NCD prevention. The study showed a gender disparity, with 62.8% male and 37.2% female respondents. Education levels varied widely, and most were employed in the service sector. Knowledge about regular physical exercise was high (84.3%), but awareness about cholesterol and obesity was less prevalent. Regarding NCD prevention, a balanced diet and regular exercise were the most cited methods. Knowledge levels were categorized as poor (16.0%), satisfactory (38.4%), and good (45.6%), with significant associations found between knowledge levels and socio-demographic factors like sex, education, and occupation. The study provides critical insights into awareness levels among a high-risk population, which is vital for developing targeted public health interventions. It also emphasizes the need for health education programs to bridge knowledge gaps and promote healthier behaviors to mitigate NCD risk.

Key words: Knowledge, behavioural risk factors, family members, non-communicable diseases, Bangladesh.

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Title: Knowledge of the behavioral risk factors of the family members of the patients with non-communicable diseases in Bangladesh
Author:

Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, Salina Canadi, Sujit Kumar Banik, Zubaida Iftekhar, Md. Hafizul Islam, Md. Ebrahim Khalil, Gayettri Rani & Abeer Mohammad Hossain

Journal Name: Journal of Scientific Reports
Website: https://ijsab.com/jsr
Publisher IJSAB-International
DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/JSR.1026
Media: Online
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
Acceptance Date: 13/10/2023
Date of Publication: 19/10/2023
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Page: 61-68
First Page: 61
Last Page: 68
Paper Type: Research Paper
Current Status: Published

 

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Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, Salina Canadi, Sujit Kumar Banik, Zubaida Iftekhar, Md. Hafizul Islam, Md. Ebrahim Khalil, Gayettri Rani & Abeer Mohammad Hossain (2023). Knowledge of the behavioral risk factors of the family members of the patients with non-communicable diseases in Bangladesh. Journal of Scientific Reports, 5(1), 61-68. doi: https://doi.org/10.58970/JSR.1026

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About Author (s)

Abu Ansar Md Rizwan, (corresponding author), W A N Research & Consultancy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Salina Canadi, Department of Physical Education, Uttara University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sujit Kumar Banik, Society for Health Extension and Development, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Zubaida Iftekhar, Symbiotic Infotech BD Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Md. Hafizul Islam, Society for Health Extension and Development, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Md. Ebrahim Khalil, Society for Health Extension and Development, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Gayettri Rani, Department of Public Health, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Abeer Mohammad Hossain, Department of Public Health, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.58970/JSR.1026

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