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   1993| April-June  | Volume 18 | Issue 2  
    Online since July 17, 2009

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Social Classification - Need For Constant Updating
P Kumar
April-June 1993, 18(2):60-61
Socio-economic status influences the health of individuals and also the utilization of available health facilities. Of several available parameters, such as income, occupation, education, religion, caste, place of residence etc., the per capita monthly income has been the basis of the Prasad’s social classifications which is most commonly used in Indian studies. With inflationary trends of the economy this classification needs constant revision. An attempt has been made to link it with the all India consumer price index (AICPI) and a modified classification has been proposed with a built – in provision of its upgrading from time to keep it relevant and useful.
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Identification Of Risk Factors In Sexually Transmitted Diseases : Role Of Health Education
D Chaubey, A.K Sharma, R.K Singh
April-June 1993, 18(2):62-67
The study was conducted at STD clinic and Department of Dermatology, safdarjang hospital, New Delhi. It included 150 newly diagnosed STD cases and 150 patients with minor skin ailments who were age and sex matched. The Analysis on “multiple Logistic Regressio” package showed the following risk factors as significantly associated with acquisition of STDs in descending order of strength of association; extra-material sexual contacts, disharmonious relations with spouse, pre-marital contacts, multiple partners and exposures, homosexuality, non-usage of condoms, alcoholism, delayed sex hygiene, contact with prostitutes, severe depression, unaware about STDs and symptoms, sharing of personal items and psychological morbidity. Health education is vital to change/ modify high risk sexual behaviour and to educate people about the mode of transmission, treatment available and complications. Individual psychological assessment and psychological therapy are also essential whenever applicable.
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A Study On Awareness And Perception Among Community Regarding Vitamin-A Prophylaxis Programme
J.K Das, I Murali
April-June 1993, 18(2):68-72
A total of 714 mothers of 986 pre-school children of a subcentre area of primary health center dankaur of Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh were interviewed to assess their knowledge regarding dietary sources of vitamin-A and signs and symptoms of its deficiency. Only 160 were aware of the relationship between diet and eye problems and of them only 105 mothers could enumerate the actual vitamin-A rich diets. While 315 respondents were familiar with night blindness and xerophthalmia, only 160 actually knew that vitamin-A deficiency causes these problems and 156 had correct knowledge about the remedial measures. Regarding the perception about the existing vitamin-A prophylaxis programme 78(10.9%) mothers surveyed were aware of this.
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Health Systems Research With Relevance To district Health Management System
N.S Deodhar
April-June 1993, 18(2):87-88
Three hundred women coming for early termination of pregnancy were studied to highlight their socio-demographic profiles. MTP was most common in the age group 21-30 years and 75% of them had parity of 3 or less. No method of contraception or a method with a high failure rate was used by 85.3% women. In 28.7% a previous medical termination and a history of Up to 5 abortions were obtained. The emphasis to these patients must be on education about contraception, unwanted pregnancies should be avoided but abortion should not be used as a form of planning their families.
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Utilization Of Computed Tomography Scan At Command Hospital Southern Command, Pune - A Retrospective Study
S.S Chandra, S.K Ganguli, K.K Sharma, R Srivastav
April-June 1993, 18(2):73-76
A study of 748 computed tomography (CT) scans was carried out to evaluate utilization pattern of the diagnostic facility. Of the total 748 CT scans, 653(87.3%) assisted in the diagnosis, 54(7.2%) in management and 41(5.5%) were used for follow up of the progress of the patient.
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Investing In Health
J.S. Gill
April-June 1993, 18(2):56-59
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Human Rights And Aids Discrimination Impeded Fight Against Aids, Says World Health Organization
Shankar Chowdhury
April-June 1993, 18(2):91-92
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