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Determinants of Use of Health and Wellness Products by People in Chandigarh and Shimla

Divya Sharma, Amarjeet Singh

Keywords : Fitness, Health, Wellness, Wellness products

Citation Information : Sharma D, Singh A. Determinants of Use of Health and Wellness Products by People in Chandigarh and Shimla. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2021; 55 (4):155-159.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1452

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Background: Health has always been given importance in all cultures. Various new dimensions have been added to the concept of health with time. This in turn has led to change of perception and beliefs regarding health among people. Aim and objective: To analyze the determinants of use of health and wellness products by people in Chandigarh and Shimla. Materials and methods: This quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted on a total of 150 individuals from Chandigarh and Shimla (H.P) using semi-structured interview schedules. The sample was further divided in a ratio of 2:1 because of the difference in area and population of Chandigarh and Shimla. A health and wellness score was calculated. The data were analyzed statistically by calculating frequencies, percentages, and using the Chi-square test. Results: The mean health and wellness product usage score was 51 with a standard deviation of 11.8. There was a significant relation of gender with product usage. Being physically fit was the main definition of health and wellness for the majority of participants. A proper and healthy diet was the main focus of a large number of participants to stay healthy. The most commonly used source of information to learn about health and wellness by participants was the Internet. The most important criterion for purchasing health and wellness products reported by the majority of participants was their perceived effectiveness. Conclusion: The use of products was seen among all age-groups. The factor that affected the use of these products was gender. Females were using more health and wellness products than males.

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