International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B
Assessment of risk factors of varicose veins among traffic police personnel of Bengaluru, Karnataka
Author(s): Dr. Faseeh Kak Mohiddina, Dr. Midhila Gopinath, Dr. Shivakumar Bangalore Raja, Dr. Mohammed Hafeez, Dr. Emad Mir Abbas and Dr. Pavan Raj Nagaraj
Abstract:Introduction: Varicose veins are tortuous, elongated, dilated veins present subcutaneously characterised by the presence of reflux. Occupations which demand prolonged working hours makes the individual vulnerable for developing varicose veins.
Objective: This study was conducted to assess the risk factors involved in the development of varicose veins among Traffic Police Personnel, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Method: A cross sectional study was conducted among 50 participants, where data was collected using a preformed questionnaire prepared by the experts and diagnosis confirmation was established by clinical examination.
Results: out of the 50 participants involved in the study, 60% were found to have long work hours >6 hours predisposing them to the development of varicose veins. A similar association was evident with prolonged years of such occupational exposure.
Conclusion: Traffic Police Personnel are at high risk of developing varicose veins which can ultimately hamper their quality of life if not timely intervened and followed up.
Dr. Faseeh Kak Mohiddina, Dr. Midhila Gopinath, Dr. Shivakumar Bangalore Raja, Dr. Mohammed Hafeez, Dr. Emad Mir Abbas, Dr. Pavan Raj Nagaraj. Assessment of risk factors of varicose veins among traffic police personnel of Bengaluru, Karnataka. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(1):87-89. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i1b.108