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   2002| April-June  | Volume 46 | Issue 2  
    Online since September 29, 2010

 
 
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Health profile of lock factory workers in Aligarh.
MA Hassan, Z Khan, M Yunus, R Bhargava
April-June 2002, 46(2):39-45
PMID:12653000
In order to assess the health problems and its relationship to the nature of work of lock factory workers, a field based cross sectional study was carried out in sixty randomly selected lock factories in urban industrial areas of Aligarh city. Nine hundred fifty seven lock factory workers were included in the study out of them 45.7 percent were found to be suffering from one or more than one diseases. Detailed study of the workers showed that 73.05 percent were suffering from respiratory tract diseases, a majority of them having upper respiratory tract infection. Diseases showed a definite trend either increasing (Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema etc) or decreasing (upper respiratory tract infection, Bronchial asthma, Injuries & accidents), according to the age and duration of work. Polishing & filing appeared to be the most hazardous type of the work as shown in the proportion of chest diseases, (56.6%) & (38.3%) in polishing & filling workers respectively.
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The role of hearing aids in providing environmental feedback for the profoundly hearing impaired.
G Bhat, VA Kakrani, AK Pratinnidhi
April-June 2002, 46(2):46-50
PMID:12653001
A number of studies have brought out the limitations of hearing aids in the rehabilitation of hearing impaired. This study was undertaken to assess the use of hearing aids in improving the ability of the hearing impaired to hear vehicular horns. The students of a school for the hearing impaired were interviewed with the help of their teachers. Out of total 102 study subjects, 47 (46%) said that they drove vehicles. None of them used hearing aid while driving vehicles. However, 56 (55%) students possessed functional box type hearing aids. Their ability to hear the sound of vehicular horns with and without hearing aids in the presence of background noise under experimental set up was assessed. None of the 36 study subjects could hear the horns (< 85 dB and > 85 dB) without hearing aid. Only 5 (16.6%) of the 30 profoundly hearing impaired students could hear the sound of horns (> 85 dB) with the hearing aid. The hearing aid was found to be more beneficial to subjects with severe hearing impairment. There is a need to bring forth newer and better varieties of hearing aids and other technologies e.g. Cochlear implant within the reach of those in need.
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Clinical examination and hematological data in asymptomatic & apparently healthy school children in a boarding school in a tribal area.
K Ghosh, MB Mukherjee, U Shankar, SL Kote, SB Nagtilak, RB Kolah, RR Surve, AA Tamankar, S Sukumar, Mohanty
April-June 2002, 46(2):61-5
PMID:12653004
In a boarding school of Maharashtra State of India 314 students (Bhil & Pawar) were examined clinically and blood was examined. Anemia was present in 16.2% male & 38.3% female. B (Beta). Thalasemia trait was present in 1.6% male & 2.4% female. Sickle cell trait was present in 21.3% male and 14.4% female and sickle cell disease in 0.6% student. G6PD deficiency was seen in 5.1% male & 4.8% female students.
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An evaluation of bed management in a rural hospital adjacent to Indo-Nepal border in West Bengal.
V Thapa, JB Saha, SK Lahiri, GN Sarkar
April-June 2002, 46(2):57-60
PMID:12653003
Bed management is one of the important activities for efficient hospital management. The present study on evaluation of bed management in a rural hospital revealed that the total bed capacity could not be utilised. The turnover rate, turnover interval, bed occupancy rate and average length of stay were closely corroborating.
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Health care options in childhood ARI before hospital care.
A Pandey
April-June 2002, 46(2):51-6
PMID:12653002
A cross sectional study was conducted, to examine the pattern of health care options, exercised before seeking care at the district hospital in the event of ARI in under fives. One hundred fifteen under fives selected through systematic sampling technique, from two district hospitals were the subjects of study. Respondents were the care providers, who accompanied children to the Hospitals. Time delay in initiating care and reaching the district hospital was also recorded. Reasons for preferring a particular source as first choice were enquired. District Hospitals stood out as the most preferred source, as 52 (45.2%) of the children used it as the first step. Other sources of health care were Health Center (10.4%), Home Care (25.2%) General Practitioners (10.4%) and Drug Stores (8.7%). On an average a child took 1.8 steps before coming to the district hospital. Children experienced 13 unique treatment patterns. Children initially offered home care followed longer sequence and more variable pattern. Convenience (62.6%) and cost (37.4%) were the main factors in choosing a source of treatment. Children who received home care were brought to district hospital earlier than others.
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Tuberculosis : discovery to DOTS.
R Biswas
April-June 2002, 46(2):37-8
PMID:12652999
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