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Advanced Arab Academy of Audio-Vestibulogy J.     Open Access  
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access  
African J. for Infertility and Assisted Conception     Open Access  
African J. of Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African J. of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access  
African J. of Paediatric Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.269, h-index: 10)
African J. of Trauma     Open Access  
Ain-Shams J. of Anaesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Al-Azhar Assiut Medical J.     Open Access  
Al-Basar Intl. J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access  
Ancient Science of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anesthesia : Essays and Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of African Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 15)
Annals of Bioanthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.408, h-index: 15)
Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.308, h-index: 14)
Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Nigerian Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.441, h-index: 10)
Annals of Saudi Medicine     Open Access   (SJR: 0.24, h-index: 29)
Annals of Thoracic Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 19)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.148, h-index: 5)
APOS Trends in Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arab J. of Interventional Radiology     Open Access  
Archives of Intl. Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Pharmacy Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific J. of Clinical Trials : Nervous System Diseases     Open Access  
Asia-Pacific J. of Oncology Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian J. of Andrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.879, h-index: 49)
Asian J. of Neurosurgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian J. of Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian J. of Transfusion Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.362, h-index: 10)
Astrocyte     Open Access  
Avicenna J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AYU : An international quarterly journal of research in Ayurveda     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Benha Medical J.     Open Access  
BLDE University J. of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Faculty of Physical Therapy     Open Access  
Cancer Translational Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CHRISMED J. of Health and Research     Open Access  
Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access  
Clinical Trials in Degenerative Diseases     Open Access  
Clinical Trials in Orthopedic Disorders     Open Access  
Community Acquired Infection     Open Access  
Conservation and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.82, h-index: 12)
Contemporary Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Current Medical Issues     Open Access  
CytoJ.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.339, h-index: 19)
Delta J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access  
Dental Hypotheses     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.131, h-index: 4)
Dental Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Dentistry and Medical Research     Open Access  
Digital Medicine     Open Access  
Drug Development and Therapeutics     Open Access  
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.205, h-index: 22)
Egyptian J. of Bronchology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Cataract and Refractive Surgery     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Dermatology and Venerology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Haematology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Internal Medicine     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.121, h-index: 3)
Egyptian J. of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Otolaryngology     Open Access  
Egyptian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian J. of Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Egyptian Orthopaedic J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Pharmaceutical J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Retina J.     Open Access  
Egyptian Rheumatology and Rehabilitation     Open Access  
Endodontology     Open Access  
Endoscopic Ultrasound     Open Access   (SJR: 0.473, h-index: 8)
Environmental Disease     Open Access  
European J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.496, h-index: 11)
European J. of General Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European J. of Prosthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European J. of Psychology and Educational Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Fertility Science and Research     Open Access  
Formosan J. of Surgery     Open Access   (SJR: 0.107, h-index: 5)
Genome Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.227, h-index: 12)
Global J. of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access  
Heart India     Open Access  
Heart Views     Open Access  
Hepatitis B Annual     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IJS Short Reports     Open Access  
Indian Anaesthetists Forum     Open Access  
Indian Dermatology Online J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.302, h-index: 13)
Indian J. of Burns     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Cancer     Open Access   (SJR: 0.318, h-index: 26)
Indian J. of Cerebral Palsy     Open Access  
Indian J. of Community Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.618, h-index: 16)
Indian J. of Critical Care Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 16)
Indian J. of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.243, h-index: 24)
Indian J. of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Indian J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 16)
Indian J. of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 29)
Indian J. of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian J. of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian J. of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian J. of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Medical and Paediatric Oncology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.292, h-index: 9)
Indian J. of Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 34)
Indian J. of Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.716, h-index: 60)
Indian J. of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.207, h-index: 31)
Indian J. of Multidisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.233, h-index: 12)
Indian J. of Nuclear Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 5)
Indian J. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.203, h-index: 13)
Indian J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.536, h-index: 34)
Indian J. of Oral Health and Research     Open Access  
Indian J. of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Orthopaedics     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.393, h-index: 15)
Indian J. of Otology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.218, h-index: 5)
Indian J. of Paediatric Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Pain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, h-index: 12)
Indian J. of Pathology and Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.285, h-index: 22)
Indian J. of Pharmacology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.347, h-index: 44)
Indian J. of Plastic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.303, h-index: 13)
Indian J. of Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.496, h-index: 15)
Indian J. of Psychological Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.344, h-index: 9)
Indian J. of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.444, h-index: 17)
Indian J. of Radiology and Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.253, h-index: 14)
Indian J. of Research in Homoeopathy     Open Access  
Indian J. of Rheumatology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.169, h-index: 7)
Indian J. of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 9)
Indian J. of Social Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.366, h-index: 16)
Indian J. of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Industrial Psychiatry J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Academic Medicine     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Advanced Medical and Health Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Applied and Basic Medical Research     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Clinical and Experimental Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Illness and Injury Science     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Environmental Health Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Forensic Odontology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Green Pharmacy     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.229, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Mycobacteriology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.239, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Noncommunicable Diseases     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Oral Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Orthodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Pedodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
Intl. J. of Pharmaceutical Investigation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Preventive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.523, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Shoulder Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.611, h-index: 9)
Intl. J. of Trichology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.37, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Yoga     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Iranian J. of Nursing and Midwifery Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Iraqi J. of Hematology     Open Access  
J. of Academy of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
J. of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.427, h-index: 15)
J. of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.416, h-index: 14)
J. of Applied Hematology     Open Access  
J. of Association of Chest Physicians     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Basic and Clinical Reproductive Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Cancer Research and Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.359, h-index: 21)
J. of Carcinogenesis     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.152, h-index: 26)
J. of Cardiothoracic Trauma     Open Access  
J. of Cardiovascular Disease Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 13)
J. of Cardiovascular Echography     Open Access   (SJR: 0.134, h-index: 2)
J. of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
J. of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology     Open Access  
J. of Clinical Imaging Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 8)
J. of Clinical Neonatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Clinical Ophthalmology and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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J. of Conservative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.532, h-index: 10)
J. of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 9)
J. of Current Medical Research and Practice     Open Access  
J. of Current Research in Scientific Medicine     Open Access  
J. of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Cytology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 9)
J. of Dental and Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Dental Implants     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
J. of Dental Lasers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Journal Cover Indian Journal of Public Health
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  • Vision 2030: Dog-mediated human rabies-free India: Action must begin now

    • Authors: MK Sudarshan
      Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: MK Sudarshan
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):1-2

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):1-2
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_20_17
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Perceptions of nonsurgical permanent contraception among potential users,
           providers, and influencers in Wardha district and New Delhi, India:
           Exploratory research

    • Authors: Jennifer C Aengst, Elizabeth K Harrington, Pramod Bahulekar, Poonam Shivkumar, Jeffrey T Jensen, BS Garg
      Pages: 3 - 8
      Abstract: Jennifer C Aengst, Elizabeth K Harrington, Pramod Bahulekar, Poonam Shivkumar, Jeffrey T Jensen, BS Garg
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):3-8
      Background: New permanent contraceptive methods are in development, including nonsurgical permanent contraception (NSPC). Objective: In the present study, perceptions of NSPC in India among married women, married men, mothers-in-law, providers, and health advocates in Eastern Maharashtra (Wardha district) and New Delhi were examined. Methods: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 40 married women and 20 mothers-in-law; surveys with 150 married men; and focus group discussions with obstetrics/gynecology providers and advocates. Transcripts were coded and analyzed using a grounded theory approach, where emerging themes are analyzed during the data collection period. Results: The majority of female respondents expressed support of permanent contraception and interest in NSPC, stating the importance of avoiding surgery and minimizing recovery time. They expressed concerns about safety and efficacy; many felt that a confirmation test would be necessary regardless of the failure rate. Most male respondents were supportive of female permanent contraception (PC) and preferred NSPC to a surgical method, as long as it was safe and effective. Providers were interested in NSPC yet had specific concerns about safety, efficacy, cost, uptake, and government pressure. They also had concerns that a nonsurgical approach could undermine the inherent seriousness of choosing PC. Advocates were interested in NSPC but had concerns about safety and potential misuse in the Indian context. Conclusion: Although perceptions of NSPC were varied, all study populations indicated interest in NSPC. Concerns about safety, efficacy, appropriate patient counseling, and ethics emerged from the present study and should be considered as NSPC methods continue to be developed.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):3-8
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200261
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Risk factors for death during a resurgence of influenza-A (H1N1) pdm09 in
           Punjab State in 2013

    • Authors: Tripurari Kumar, Deepak Bhatia, Pinnaka Venkata Maha Lakshmi, Kayla F Laserson, Jai Prakash Narain, Rajesh Kumar
      Pages: 9 - 13
      Abstract: Tripurari Kumar, Deepak Bhatia, Pinnaka Venkata Maha Lakshmi, Kayla F Laserson, Jai Prakash Narain, Rajesh Kumar
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):9-13
      Background: In 2013, high mortality from influenza-A (H1N1) pdm09 (pH1N1) was observed in Punjab, India. Objectives: To describe cases and deaths of 2013 pH1N1 positives, to evaluate the high case fatality ratio and risk factors for pH1N1-associated mortality among the hospitalized cases in Punjab for 2013. Methods: A case–control study was conducted and compared those who died from confirmed pH1N1 with those who survived in the hospital between January 1, 2013, and April 30, 2013. Sociodemographic and clinical details were extracted from hospital records and from telephone interviews with controls and next of kin of cases using pretested questionnaires. Logistic regression analysis was performed. Results: A total of 182 laboratory-confirmed pH1N1 cases (99 males and 83 females) were hospitalized in 30 hospitals in Punjab; 42 (23%) patients died. Those who died were significantly more likely to be younger than 50 years of age (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] =10.6, 95% confidence interval [CI] =1.8–21.1), be obese (AOR = 16.7, 95% CI = 1.6–170.7), and have visited more than two health-care facilities before laboratory confirmation (AOR = 25.8, 95% CI = 5.4–121.6). Conclusions: The health-care community should have a high index of suspicion for influenza, and general community should be sensitized about risk factors and to seek medical advice early in the illness.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):9-13
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200246
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Depression in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in a tertiary care
           hospital of North Bengal, India

    • Authors: Sutanay Bhattacharyya, Sharmistha Bhattacherjee, Tanuka Mandal, Dilip Kumar Das
      Pages: 14 - 18
      Abstract: Sutanay Bhattacharyya, Sharmistha Bhattacherjee, Tanuka Mandal, Dilip Kumar Das
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):14-18
      Background: Detection of cancer and subsequent chemotherapy can lead to clinical depression in many cancer patients. Objectives: The study was conducted to find out the extent of depression in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and determine the factors associated with depression. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at the Chemotherapy Day Care Centre of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital from May to June 2013. A total of 174 cancer patients were selected and interviewed after obtaining informed consent and Institutional Ethics Committee Clearance. Brief Edinburgh Depression Scale was used to find out depression with a score of 6 and above indicating depression. Data obtained was analyzed using SPSS software version 20. Logistic regression was used to see the relative importance of multiple contributing factors toward depression. Results: Out of 174 cancer patients, 97 (55.7%) were found to be depressed. Depression was comparatively higher in patients ≥50 years; in males; those belonging to religion other than Hindus; who received higher education; had monthly family income ≥5000 rupees and were involved in moderate or heavy work. Nearly 70.6% of blood cancer patients; 64.3% of those who had been receiving chemotherapy for ≥6 months and 56.9% of those in their 4th or less cycle of chemotherapy were found to be depressed. Conclusion: The study revealed depression is substantially high among cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in this area. Diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients need to be complemented by psychological support for the cancer patients.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):14-18
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200252
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Influence of integrated community- and facility-based interventions on
           select maternal and neonatal outcomes in Northern Karnataka, India:
           Lessons for implementation and measurement

    • Authors: Rajaram Subramanian Potty, Mohan Harnahalli Lakkappa, Arin Kar, Mallika Bidappa, Ramesh Banadakoppa Manjappa, Krishnamurthy Jayanna
      Pages: 19 - 25
      Abstract: Rajaram Subramanian Potty, Mohan Harnahalli Lakkappa, Arin Kar, Mallika Bidappa, Ramesh Banadakoppa Manjappa, Krishnamurthy Jayanna
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):19-25
      Background: Sukshema project provided technical assistance to National Health Mission of government of Karnataka to improve maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes in eight districts of Karnataka between 2009 and 2015. The project designed tools, processes and provided mentoring to frontline workers, community structures, and facilities to improve demand generation and quality of MNCH services. Objectives: To assess over time changes in selected MNCH care indicators among women who had delivered in the past 2 months in Bagalkot and Koppal districts. Methods: An innovative strategy was designed to collect routine monitoring data, namely community behavior tracking survey using mobile technology. The catchment area of an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) was the primary sampling unit, and in each district 200, ASHA areas were selected. Women from these selected ASHA areas were interviewed and information collected on various MNCH care outcomes. Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess changes in selected MNCH care indicators. Results: Gradual increase was noticed in institutional delivery, hospital stay for 48 or more hours, initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour and continuum of MNCH care. Forty-eight hours stay and initiation of breastfeeding improved marginally possibly due to health systems and cultural norms. Conclusions: Results indicated that the interventions were successful in changing the critical MNCH care indicators and hence have potential for replication in similar high priority district settings.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):19-25
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200256
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Awareness of legal and social issues related to reproductive health among
           adolescent girls in rural Varanasi

    • Authors: Sangeeta Kansal, Sweta Singh, Alok Kumar
      Pages: 26 - 32
      Abstract: Sangeeta Kansal, Sweta Singh, Alok Kumar
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):26-32
      Background: Data on awareness of adolescent's on the legal and social issues/acts related to reproductive health, especially in rural areas, are scarce. Objectives: The aim of the present cross-sectional study is to assess the awareness level of legal and social issues related to reproductive health and its association with the various individual and family/household level characteristics. Methods: 650 adolescent girls in the age group of 15–19 years were interviewed with the help of pretested and semistructured questionnaire and focus group discussions were also conducted for qualitative findings in Chiraigaon block of district Varanasi. Results: It was observed that 42.9% of the respondents were aware of legal age of marriage, 14.9% knew about the right age of childbearing. Dowry prohibition act and domestic violence act were known to 46% and 27% respondents, respectively, and only 2.6% were aware of medical termination of pregnancy act. Logistic regression analysis shows the significant effect of education on awareness of legal age of marriage, right age of childbearing, domestic violence, and dowry prohibition acts, which is also supported by qualitative findings. Conclusion: All the important legal issues/acts should be included in high school curriculum and female teachers should be involved in training program for adolescents. Role of mass media in creating awareness about these issues in their routine programs should be ascertained. Accredited Social Health Activist and Anganwadi workers should be aware of and include these issues/acts in adolescent meetings.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):26-32
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200248
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Research misconduct: A neglected plague

    • Authors: Manjiri A Deshmukh, Arun S Dodamani, Mahesh R Khairnar, Rahul G Naik
      Pages: 33 - 36
      Abstract: Manjiri A Deshmukh, Arun S Dodamani, Mahesh R Khairnar, Rahul G Naik
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):33-36
      Truthfulness and honesty are absolute essentials of research. But to sustain in the not-so-pleasant “publish-or-perish” environment and “cut-throat” competition to increase the credibility associated with one's name, many individual researchers as well as research groups are turning towards research misconduct and this plague is gradually reaching epidemic and pandemic proportions. This overview highlights the various types and means of research misconduct and gives suggestions aiming to curb this academic menace so that research sanctity and integrity can be preserved and scientific research does not get polluted by the dirt of misreported or fabricated data.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):33-36
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200255
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Directly observed iron supplementation for control of iron deficiency
           anemia

    • Authors: Mohan Bairwa, Farhad Ahamed, Smita Sinha, Kapil Yadav, Shashi Kant, Chandrakant S Pandav
      Pages: 37 - 42
      Abstract: Mohan Bairwa, Farhad Ahamed, Smita Sinha, Kapil Yadav, Shashi Kant, Chandrakant S Pandav
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):37-42
      Anemia is major public health problem affecting 1.6 billion people worldwide. The poor compliance of iron supplementation remains main contributor for high prevalence of anemia. The current paper reviewed the effectiveness of direct observation of oral iron supplementation on anemia. A systematic search was performed through electronic databases and local libraries. Search strategies used subject headings and key words “directly observed” and “iron supplementation.” Searches were sought through April 2014. A total of 14 articles were included in the study. Findings were presented in three categories. First, all of those reported an improvement in compliance of iron supplementation. Second, reduction in the prevalence of anemia was reported by all and third, all except one reported increased blood hemoglobin level. Directly observed an iron supplementation is an effective approach for prevention and management of anemia in vulnerable groups. However, larger trials are needed before concluding that scaling up directly observed iron supplementation through community health volunteers would be beneficial.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):37-42
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200250
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Factors associated with survival and lost to follow-up of cervical cancer
           patients in a tertiary cancer centre in rural Kerala

    • Authors: T Bindu, Saina Sunil Kumar, K Ratheesan, Satheesan Balasubramanian
      Pages: 43 - 46
      Abstract: T Bindu, Saina Sunil Kumar, K Ratheesan, Satheesan Balasubramanian
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):43-46
      Cancer cervix is the second common cause of cancer death in India. It is the most curable form of any human cancer if detected at the precancerous stage. Although several factors determine the survival of the disease, the clinical stage at presentation is the single most important predictor of long-term survival. The present study aimed to describe the performance and follow-up status and 5-year survival experience of the cervical cancer patients registered between 2010 and 2011 by the hospital registry of Malabar Cancer Centre, Kerala, and factors affecting lost to follow-up and survival among them. The case sheets of 227 patients retrospectively scrutinized during May–July 2014. The mean age of patients was 58.8 years (standard deviation = 11.67 years). The majority of the patients completed the initially planned treatment, but a low proportion of patients were likely to be on regular follow-up. This study revealed that most of the patients registered at the hospital only at an advanced stage. Using Kaplan–Meier method, the estimated 5 years survival rate was found to be 66.8%. It was noted that performance status before treatment and Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics staging were significantly associated with lost to follow-up and survival rate majority of the cervical cancer patients are observed to be highly noncomplaint to complete treatment and on follow-up. Thus, these findings stress the importance of counseling family members regarding the importance of follow-up and formulating public health policies aimed at increasing the awareness and implementation of cervical cancer screening programs in North Malabar.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):43-46
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200254
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Preliminary risk maps for transmission of kyasanur forest disease in
           Southern India

    • Authors: A Townsend Peterson, Gautam Talukdar
      Pages: 47 - 50
      Abstract: A Townsend Peterson, Gautam Talukdar
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):47-50
      Kyasanur forest disease is known to be transmitted across forested regions of Southern India. The disease appears to be hosted in wild mammals and transmitted by tick vectors although the diversity and identity of host and vector species remain unclear. The area across which risk exists of contracting the disease through transfer from the hosts or vectors, however, has never been mapped in detail, such that the area that surveillance, education, and investment in diagnostic facilities should cover remains unknown. This contribution uses known occurrences of the disease from the year 2000 till date to create and test a correlational ecological niche model that translates into preliminary transmission risk maps, which are summarized in terms of risk presented in each district in the region, as well as across peninsular India.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):47-50
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200262
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Prevalence of obesity and overweight and their comparison by three growth
           standards among affluent school students aged 8–18 years in Rajkot

    • Authors: T. K. M Eshwar, Rajesh K Chudasama, Subhasini T Eshwar, Dhara Thakrar
      Pages: 51 - 54
      Abstract: T. K. M Eshwar, Rajesh K Chudasama, Subhasini T Eshwar, Dhara Thakrar
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):51-54
      Obesity and overweight emerged as an important public health problem in India. The present study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of obesity and overweight and compare it using three different standards among affluent school students aged 8–18 years from Rajkot, Gujarat. Anthropometric measurements of students of four schools from 3rd to 12th standards were taken. The prevalence of overweight and obesity was assessed using three standards – revised Indian Association of Pediatrics (IAP) 2015, WHO 2007, and International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) standards. A total of 1496 children including 79.1% boys and 20.9% girls participated in the study. The prevalence of obesity was reported 14% by IAP standards, 11.1% by WHO standards, and 5.1% by IOTF standards. Overweight children prevalence was reported more (19.1%) with IAP standards, followed by 15.8% with IOTF standards and 15.3% by WHO standards. High prevalence of obesity and overweight was reported with IAP 2015 standards and WHO 2007 standards.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):51-54
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200251
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Perceived psychological stress among undergraduate medical students: Role
           of academic factors

    • Authors: Ranadip Chowdhury, Abhijit Mukherjee, Kaushik Mitra, Somnath Naskar, Prasanta Ray Karmakar, Saibendu Kumar Lahiri
      Pages: 55 - 57
      Abstract: Ranadip Chowdhury, Abhijit Mukherjee, Kaushik Mitra, Somnath Naskar, Prasanta Ray Karmakar, Saibendu Kumar Lahiri
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):55-57
      Recently, there is a growing concern about stress during undergraduate medical training. The objectives of our study were to assess perceived stress among undergraduate medical students and to find out academic factors as determinants. A cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey was carried out among undergraduate medical students of R. G. Kar Medical College, India, during July 2011–June 2012. Perceived stress was assessed using the Perceived Stress Scale-14. A 10-item questionnaire was used to assess academic sources of stress and their severity. The overall mean perceived stress score was 29.58 (standard deviation [SD] = 6.60), and 46.3% of the participants were in the group of more stressed (perceived stress score ≥28). The academic stressor factors predicted 78% of variability of perceived stress. A higher level of perceived stress was reported by the students. The students should be taught different stress management techniques to improve their ability to cope with a demanding professional course.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):55-57
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200253
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Patient and health system delays among adult smear-positive tuberculosis
           patients at medical colleges of Puducherry in South India: A comment

    • Authors: Madhavi Bhargava
      Pages: 58 - 58
      Abstract: Madhavi Bhargava
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):58-58

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):58-58
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_155_16
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Patient and health system delays among adult smear-positive tuberculosis
           patients diagnosed at medical colleges of Puducherry in South India

    • Authors: Ramesh Chand Chauhan, Anil Jacob Purty
      Pages: 59 - 59
      Abstract: Ramesh Chand Chauhan, Anil Jacob Purty
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):59-59

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):59-59
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_357_16
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • A comparative study of skeletal fluorosis among adults in two study areas
           of Bangarpet Taluk, Kolar

    • Authors: Javed Ahsan Quadri, A Shariff
      Pages: 60 - 60
      Abstract: Javed Ahsan Quadri, A Shariff
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):60-60

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):60-60
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200258
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • A comparative study of skeletal fluorosis among adults in two study areas
           of Bangarpet Taluk, Kolar

    • Authors: MN Shruthi, Anil N Santhuram, HS Arun, BN Kishore Kumar
      Pages: 61 - 61
      Abstract: MN Shruthi, Anil N Santhuram, HS Arun, BN Kishore Kumar
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):61-61

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):61-61
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200260
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Essentials of biostatistics

    • Authors: Sanjiv Kumar Bhasin
      Pages: 62 - 62
      Abstract: Sanjiv Kumar Bhasin
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):62-62

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):62-62
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200259
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Erratum: Potential of probiotics in hypercholesterolemia: A meta-analysis

    • Pages: 63 - 63
      Abstract:
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):63-63

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):63-63
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200263
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Erratum: Rolling out of kangaroo mother care in secondary level facilities
           in Bihar - some experiences

    • Authors: .
      Pages: 63 - 63
      Abstract: .
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):63-63

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):63-63
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200264
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Erratum: Using non-pneumatic anti-shock garment at the public health
           facilities- a pilot study in two districts of Bihar

    • Authors: ..
      Pages: 63 - 63
      Abstract: ..
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):63-63

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2017 61(1):63-63
      PubDate: Thu,16 Feb 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/0019-557X.200265
      Issue No: Vol. 61, No. 1 (2017)
       
 
 
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