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   1999| January-March  | Volume 24 | Issue 1  
    Online since July 17, 2009

 
 
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Epidemiology Of Diabetes In India
R.N Dwivedi, Gopal Krishna
January-March 1999, 24(1):40-44
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Doctor-Patient Communication In An Out-Patient Clinic Of A Teaching Hospital
Ali Amir, Mohd Yunus
January-March 1999, 24(1):30-35
Research question: What is the degree of satisfaction of patient with doctor-patient communication? Objective: To study the degree of satisfaction with doctor-patient communication. Study design: Cross-sectional Setting & participants: Patient attending department of Medicine, J.N.M.C. Hospital, A.M.U., Aligarh. Study period: April 1977 to March 1998. Sample size: 4460 urban male patients aged 18 years and above. Study variables: Age, no of clinic visits. Statistical analysis: Chi-Square test. Results: 38.34% patients received satisfactory answers to their questions. The proportion of dissatisfaction was (70.31%) among elderly patients. The patients who visited clinic on more than 4 occasions were relatively more satisfied (43.83%). Majority of the patients received information on nature of investigation (30.71%) and about treatment (26.63%) but only 6.07% received information on prognosis and 18.92% about nature of the disease. Majority of the patients (82.62%) preferred verbal information.
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Personality Characteristics And Obesity
Sunita Asthana, V.M Gupta
January-March 1999, 24(1):21-26
Research question: Whether certain personality characteristics of obese women make them prone towards psychological problem? Objective: To assess certain personality characteristics of obese women. Study design: Cross-sectional community based study. Setting: Affluent localities of Varanasi city. Participants: Women above 15 years of age. Statistical Analysis: Mean, S.D and ‘t’ test. Results: On 16 PF scale obese women were found more reserved, critical, depressed, worried and troubled than the non-obese women. Obese also manifested subsequently less felling of contentment, happiness satisfaction with life experiences, low sense of achievement on PGI Well-Being. Obese women showed more distress and apprehension over their negative evaluation and distressed with day to day Conclusion: Obese women evidenced significantly more neurotic than non- obese women.
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Evaluation Of Physical Facilities Available At Subcentres In District Meerut
Seema Jain, J.V Singh, M Bhatnagar, S.K Garg, H Chopra, S.K Bajpai
January-March 1999, 24(1):27-29
Research Question: What is the status of physical facilities available at the sub-center? Objective: To assess the physical facilities available at subcentres in District Meerut. Study design: Cross-sectional Participants: 25 sub-centres Statistical Analysis: By a scoring system based on percentages. Results: All sub-centres were graded and ranked according to available physical facilities and basic amenities. Among all, 44% subcentres were graded as good and poor, 12% as average, while none of the sub-center had excellent facilities available.
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Health Management Information System (HMIS) In Rural Area
Sunder Lal
January-March 1999, 24(1):3-8
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A Study To Evaluate Skills Of Ophthalmic Assistants For Assessment Of Cup Disc Ratio
J.S Malik
January-March 1999, 24(1):36-39
Research question: 1. Whether paramedical ophthalmic assistants can be trained to examine vertical cup disc ratio? 2. Can the PMO As detect abnormal cup disc ratio after training? Objectives: 1. T o train ophthalmic assistants in cup disc ratio examination 2. To evaluate skills of trained ophthalmic assistants in cup disc ratio examination Study design: Cross sectional Setting: OPD of Ophthalmology department, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak Participants: Five paramedical ophthalmic assistants, one ophthalmologist and 322 patients above 40 years of age. Statistical analysis: Sensitivity, specificity, Kappa values. Results: Data analysis of 322 cases was found by PMO As and ophthalmologist revealed sensitivity between 50-65% and specificity between 84.5-92.62%. A good agreement was found among all the examiners on computation of Kappa Values. It was concluded that ophthalmic assistants can examine vertical cup disc ratio after five days training.
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Changing Trends In Health Management Systems
A.S Sekhon
January-March 1999, 24(1):19-20
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Innovative Approaches In The Persuits Of Teaching-Training And Research In Community Medicine
Sunder Lal
January-March 1999, 24(1):9-18
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