Indian Journal of Public Health


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

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


RK Arya 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Arya R K. Awareness about sore-throat, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in a rural community. Indian J Public Health 1992;36:63-7


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Arya R K. Awareness about sore-throat, rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in a rural community. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 1992 [cited 2019 Dec 13 ];36:63-7
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