Journal article Open Access
Dr. Ehsan Ramzan, Fatima Rauf, Dr Husna Jamil
Objective: To attain standard evaluation and growth the Vitamin ‘D’ sentience among therapeutic students was the objective of this investigation.
Materials and Method: Current sentience and knowledge of the therapeutic students were gathered through a structured survey about Vitamin ‘D’ shortage. This crosswise investigation was carried out from December 2018 to July 2019 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore on therapeutic undergraduates. Results analysis was made on SPSS software (P-Value <0.05). The survey included questions concerning Vitamin ‘D’, sentience, health, affecting factors and management of Vitamin ‘D’ shortage.
Results: Majority of them were not aware of the related consequences of CVD, type-2 diabetes (DM) and cancers. Most of the therapeutic undergraduates were not fully aware of Vitamin ‘D’ shortage; whereas, students were suitably aware of the skeletal and bone-related disorders. However, students were not aware of dose, biochemical forms, Vitamin ‘D’ supplementation duration and nutritional shortage. Results show that 1/3rd of the respondents were well aware of the importance of intake of Vitamin ‘D’ through sun exposure. Positive global health results are only possible through the promotion of Vitamin ‘D’ knowledge and sentience. This investigation highlights that students lack in the knowledge and sentience about Vitamin ‘D’ importance, its global prevalence and management strategies.
Conclusion: This information will surely provide therapeutic professionals with standard data for better identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Vitamin ‘D’ shortage. This investigation indicates that importance of increasing knowledge and sentience among therapeutic students about Vitamin ‘D’ importance, its global prevalence and management strategies. More emphasis is required on Vitamin ‘D’ sentience campaigns for the improvement of overall healthcare. Better health-related behavior formation is only possible through timely educational and sentience programmes.
Keywords: Standard and Nutrition, Vitamin ‘D’, Type-2 diabetes, Shortage.