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   1992| April-June  | Volume 36 | Issue 2  
    Online since September 29, 2010

 
 
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MCH record maintenance at primary health centre level.
S Kumar, CP Mishra, A Kumar, IC Tiwari
April-June 1992, 36(2):33-7
PMID:1303983
Scrutiny of MCH records of 1977-78 and 1988 at PHC level revealed glaring deficiencies in their maintenance e.g. missing of entries., duplicate entries etc. Extent of supervision of service records was extremely low. Record linkages could be poorly established and thus present mechanism of health care delivery could not ensure continuity of care. The level of record maintenance has almost remained same over a decade period. This can be avoided by modifying the information system, making records at the PHC level simple, action oriented with built in system of evaluation and involving community in its maintenance and utilisation.
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Attitude of Indian urban adults towards mental illnesses.
AJ Singh, GD Shukla, BL Verma, A Kumar, RN Srivastava
April-June 1992, 36(2):51-4
PMID:1303986
In an urban area of Jhansi 238 adults were interviewed to asses their views regarding mental illnesses. Mental illness was not perceived as a serious disease. Cancer was perceived as the most serious disease. Worries, faulty upbringing, overwork were perceived as a cause of mental illness by majority. Early identification sings of mental illness described by them were difficulty in sleeping, changes in facial expression and feeling of impending mental imbalance. Marital alliance with them was not favoured. However, a sympathetic attitude towards mental patients was favoured. Avoiding tension, adapting oneself to circumstances, a consulting elders were considered as preventive measures against mental illness by majority.
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Profile of oral contraceptive usage by females of the northern part of West Bengal.
SK Tripathi, AK Mandal, G Dawn
April-June 1992, 36(2):55-6
PMID:1303987
A hospital-based study was designed to find out the frequency of use of oral pills to reassess the relative incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADRS) and the possibility of drug interactions and also to review the role of physicians or hospital clinics in monitoring their use. A group of women of reproductive age attending the postpartum unit of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital and the immunization clinic for coverage of their children were interviewed during July-September, 1987. Out of 500 women studied 66 (13.2%) were using oral contraceptives (OCs). Females of younger age group used OCs more frequently (86.3%) and none above 35 years used them. The acceptance of OCs was based on doctor's recommendation in 47 users (71.21%), while for 19 (28.79%) it was based on the advice of either husband or friends or relatives. 44 (66.67%) of the users received their monthly quota of OCs free from government hospitals. OC use was not halted in spite of malnutrition (24.24%), obesity (27.27%), breathlessness on exertion (28.79%), lump in the breast (9.09%), or diabetes (9.09%). Visual disturbances were present in 12.12% of users. 17 (15.76%) of users smoked. Less than 6 months after childbirth 17 (25.76%) nursing mothers resumed OC use. 58 (87.88%) of 66 users used OCs continuously for less than 3 years, 8 (12.12%) used them continuously for 2-5 years, and none used them continuously for over 5 years. 30 OC users (45.45%) were also taking one or more drugs concurrently along with the OCs. The most frequent were oral anticoagulants, phenytoin, antitubercular drugs, chloroquine, antileprosy drugs, salbutamol, corticosteroids and some antibiotics. In all such cases the prescribing physicians never seemed to be concerned about taking the drug use history.
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An enquiry into work environmental status and health of workers involved in production of incense sticks in city of Bangalore.
UP Rathnakara, V Krishna Murthy, HR Rajmohan, L Nagarajan, MK Vasundhra
April-June 1992, 36(2):38-44
PMID:1303984
This preliminary study represents 10% of the workers in this occupation in Bangalore. The industry is highly commercial in nature and the city of Bangalore; has the largest number of units in Karnataka State. The study provides base line data relating to some morbidity conditions for future comparisons. Low back ache, tiredness, head ache, irritation in the eyes, sleeplessness, joint pains, chest pain, postural giddiness, persistent running nose, abdominal pain, cough and tremors of hands, were some of the common conditions elicited among the workers. Some of the conditions were identified to be possibly related to various processes within the industry. Particularly low back ache and irritation in the eyes (rolling and dipping), tremors of hands (packing). It is very likely that in the final stages when certain chemical ingredients are added which finally give the scent, the chances of pollutants entering either through skin or inhalation is possible. Environmental monitoring has not shown any appreciable dust hazard. The study has helped in identifying some of the areas in the work environment which required improvement. There is a need for social workers, medical personnel and industrial hygienists to explore the possibilities of minimizing possible hazards. A national sampling survey in other parts of the country might also be beneficial.
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Respiratory illness and tuberculin sensitivity among children below 15 years of age in a rural community.
GP Sen, G Biswas, PG Hazra
April-June 1992, 36(2):45-50
PMID:1303985
The incidence of respiratory illness and tuberculin sensitivity of children below 15 years were studied among 245 families in village Chinimore and the observations were compared between two groups families keeping livestock and families non-keeping livestock. There were 135 (out of 446) children with respiratory illness with 30.2% incidence and 45 (out of 187 tuberculin tested) children were positive to Mantoux test. Families keeping livestock had statistically significantly more (P 25.18 of 0.1% level) tuberculin sensitive children.
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Buffalo pox infection in man.
S Nedunchelliyan, DS Reddy, KS Venkataraman
April-June 1992, 36(2):57-57
PMID:1338953
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Child to child communication : a gainful experience.
AK Bhardwaj, BP Gupta, SK Ahluwalia, NK Vaidya
April-June 1992, 36(2):58-60
PMID:1303988
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