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J Pak Med Assoc. 2016; 66(4): 373-377


Perceptions of medical students regarding dimensions of environmental wellness

Shahjahan Katpar, Rakhshaan Khan, Rabia Siddiqui, Mehwish Hussain, Rehana Rehman.

Abstract
Objective: To explore the status of awareness on environmental wellness in medical students of Karachi.
Methods: The cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey was carried out at Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi, from January 2009 to July 2013, and comprised randomly selected medical students. The response options were; never, sometimes, mostly and always (numbered 0-4) and these were analyzed in terms of frequency, proportion and percentages by Predictive analysis software version18.
Results: Out of 800 questionnaires distributed, 736(92%) were received fully completed. There were 210(28.5%) male and 526(71.5%) female respondents, with a male-to-female ratio of 1:2.5. Female medical students were more serious in taking care of their environment tasks (p

Key words: Wellness, Environmental wellness, Wellness wheel, Medical students, Pakistan



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