A study on features and functions of family which are relevant to health behavior affecting family health of selected rural population in Bogura district
A descriptive type of Cross Sectional study was conducted in two villages named Joyvoga and Chokvochia of Gabtoli upazila, Bogra with a view to finding out the certain features and functions of family which are relevant to health behavior of selected rural population of Bogura district during the period of 20th and 23rd April 2015. Total 278 families were selected purposively. The respondents were aged 15 years and above and the data were collected through open ended pretested questionnaire by face to face interview. Out of 278 respondents, it was found that majority 121 (43.52%) of the respondents were within 31-45 years age group followed by 79 (28.41%) within the age group 15-30 years. Most of the respondents were females 165 (59.32%), agricultural workers 78 (28.05%), Muslims 276 (99.28%) & one- third of the respondents completed their primary education 78 (28.06%). It was found that majority of the families are nuclear 193 (69.42%). Regarding housing condition, majority had satisfactory ventilation status (84.17%), safe water using (93.17%), using of sanitary latrine (87.05%), satisfactory cleanliness (38.12%) & domestic waste disposal 25.18%. In case of child (under five) rearing majority were average in weight (88.85%) followed by underweight (7.91%), clean clothing condition (41.01%). Regarding socialization, attending social clubs 22.3%, schooling 78.42%, attending mosque 84.06% and taking part in games 87.77%. In case of personality formation most of the respondents can cope with the stress on an average 60.43% & had good relation with children (73.55%). In relation to care of the dependent adults most 82.56% of the chronically sick persons did not get proper care, majority (85.77%) got satisfactory care during pregnancy. In relation to family condition most of the families are problem family (90.2%) followed by peaceful family (9.73%). Regarding stress related diseases, majority suffered from hypertension (25.30%) followed by Peptic Ulcer Disease (24.10%). This study will help to early detection of health related wrong behavior & maintenance of family norm can prevent further breakdown of diseases related to family health of the rural people.
Mediscope Vol. 7, No. 2: July 2020, Page 89-94
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