• Awareness on Adolescence sexual and reproductive health on school going adolescence of selected school in Lalitpur district

    The major purpose of the study was to increase the awareness on Adolescence sexual and reproductive health on school going adolescence of selected school in Lalitpur district. The population of this study was 8th and 9th grade students of Shree Krishna secondary school and Adarsha Kanya Niketan Higher Secondary School. Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample. The sample size was 115. Those who were not willing to participate were excluded from the study. In this study significant test was determined by using the paired t test. The p- value found 0.000 (p<0.01) at 1% level of significance. This test shows that there was highly significant pre test score and post test score. Thus educational intervention was effective.

    Background: Premarital sex refer sexual intercourse performed between couples before the marriage to find or experience new things due to which they have probability to expose to serious problems. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to assess the prevalence of premarital sex and associated factors among selected private higher secondary level students of Lalitpur Metropolitan city. Results: Out of total 402 participants, 72 (17.9%) of the respondents were reported to practiced premarital sex. Being age of seventeen (AOR= 4.08, 95% CI= 1.34-12.35), being joint family (AOR= 0.41, 95% CI= 0.19-0.87) and being non-exposed to pornmovie (AOR= 0.33, 95% CI= 0.18-0.62) were found to have significant association with pre-marital sex. Conclusion: Despite the low prevalence, the factors associated with pre-marital sex were late adolescent stage, being joint family and being non-exposed to porn-movie. Likewise, most of the participants had inadequate knowledge on the health consequences of pre-marital sex. Therefore, schools should focus on the awareness programs to students on sexual and reproductive health. For Detail Contact at Office
  • Impact of a structured yoga program on blood pressure reduction among hypertensive patients

    Hypertension control remains a major global challenge. The behavioral approaches recommended for blood pressure reduction are stress reduction, increased exercise and healthy dietary habits. Some study findings suggest that yoga has a beneficial effect in reducing blood pressure.
  • Prevalence of cardiovascular health risk behaviors in a remote rural community of Sindhuli district, Nepal

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is emerging as a public health menace among low and middle income countries. It has particularly affected the poorest.