Assessment of risk factors for atherosclerosis among working professionals
Dr. Kalabarathi S and Abinaya M
Atherosclerosis is characterised by formation of induration of the arteries plaques consisting of death cores, calcified regions, accumulated changed lipids, inflamed swish muscle cells (SMCs), epithelial tissue cells (ECs), leukocytes and foam cells in arteries of the brain, the heart, the kidneys and also the legs, particularly wherever the vessels area unit divided. The present aim was to assess the existing level of risk factors of atherosclerosis among working professionals. Who are residing at Bharath Nagar, Tiruvottiyur. A quantitative approach with nonexperimental descriptive research design was adopted for the present study. 60 working professionals were recruited as study participants by using non probability sampling technique. Data was gathered by exploiting a self-structured questionnaire for both the demographic information and for assessing their level of risk factors for atherosclerosis. Outcome of the present study revealed that the mean score on level of risk factors for atherosclerosis towards working professionals found 11.85 and hence concluded that, the working professionals had Average level of risk factors for atherosclerosis.