A study on awareness and preparedness about global warming among medical interns

Pai Divya Venkatesh, A. H. Suryakantha

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Introduction: Global warming is an emerging international public health challenge and to meet this challenge the health system requires knowledgeable and qualified staff. Objectives: To study the awareness about global warming among medical interns and to study their preparedness to meet the challenge of protecting health from global warming. Methodology: Study design: cross- sectional study Materials and method: An observational study was carried out among the interns of S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere using a predesigned and pretested questionnaire. The level of awareness was used to judge their preparedness also. Data analysis: Microsoft excel Statistical analysis: Percentage and proportion Results: Almost all the interns had heard of global warming but only 68% of them knew correctly what it is and how it is happening by human activities. 68% were aware of greenhouse gases and their effects in global warming. 49% knew correctly the health effects of global warming. Friends, media and books were the source of information for them. Only 48% knew about the preparedness against global warming. Conclusion: Even though majority of interns are aware of the causes and effects of global warming, their knowledge about preparedness against that was limited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-206
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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