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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 63-7

Awareness about sore-throat, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in a rural community.


Department of P.S.M., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, District-Kheda, Gujarat

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R K Arya
Department of P.S.M., Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, District-Kheda, Gujarat

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PMID: 1303991

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This I.C.M.R. study was conducted in 74 villages of Chiraigaon block, Varanasi, U.P., during the period March 1983 and December 1986. Before and after health education awareness survey about sore throat, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease was carried out by interviewing 315 persons by stratified random sampling. The study shows that there is significant increase in the knowledge about most of the symptoms, causes, consequences and preventive measures of sore throat, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. This paper highlights the importance of health education as a vital component of rheumatic heart disease control programme.


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