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A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access  
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 179)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences : Interface And Interaction     Open Access  
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 6)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Best Practices in Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central European Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access  
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access  
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access  
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription  
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access  
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Family & Community Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access  
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 8)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access  
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospitals & Health Networks     Free   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inmanencia. Revista del Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos (HIGA) Eva Perón     Open Access  
Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access  
Institute for Security Studies Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Health Geographics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Professions     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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  • Study of commuter problems and opinions in a fast developing coastal city
           of Mangalore in India: A gender perspective analysis

    • Authors: Edmond Fernandes, Abhay Nirgude, Poonam Naik, Neevan Dsouza, Soumya Shetty
      Pages: 57 - 63
      Abstract: Edmond Fernandes, Abhay Nirgude, Poonam Naik, Neevan Dsouza, Soumya Shetty
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):57-63
      BACKGROUND: Transport and commuting need to be viewed from a more inclusive nature because it adds a very strong gender component. Invariably, gender perspective is never included during road transport authority meetings and naturally gets excluded in the entire transport planning discourse.METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional study was carried out to assess commuter problem and study the opinion of commuters with regard to public transport and road safety by involving 139 commuters by purposive sampling who travel daily in the coastal city of Mangalore in Southern India using public transport.RESULTS: Among the study participants, 66 (47.5%) were males and 73 (52.5%) were females. The mean age of the respondents was 28.5 ± 7.9 years. One hundred and sixteen (83.5%) feel the roads in the city are unsafe and 69 (49.6%) felt stressed due to travel and 71 (51.1%) felt the public transport are rarely safe for women to travel at night.CONCLUSION: The issue of women and child safety during travel by public transport, the behavior of auto drivers, the need to increase road patrolling during day and night will require sincere investment from policy makers and stakeholders. Perhaps, the time to create a gender sensitive commuter-centric road safety policy requires to be developed.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):57-63
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_168_16
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Assessment of effectiveness of different teaching methodologies and
           perception about pharmacology among 2nd year dental students: A
           cross-sectional study

    • Authors: Vibha Rani, Kranti Tekulapally, R Shyamala, GB Simpson
      Pages: 64 - 68
      Abstract: Vibha Rani, Kranti Tekulapally, R Shyamala, GB Simpson
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):64-68
      CONTEXT: Reviewing the teaching programs by taking feedback from the students at regular intervals gives us input into the strength of the pharmacology curriculum so that necessary reforms can be undertaken to improve students' performance.AIMS: This study aims to obtain feedback from 2nd year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students regarding their preferred teaching method and their perception about pharmacology.SETTING: A study done at Mallareddy Dental College for Women (MRMCW), Hyderabad.DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey.SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A prevalidated questionnaire containing 17 questions with 2–6 options each were administered to 73 2nd year BDS students studying at MRMCW, Hyderabad. The data so obtained were entered into Microsoft Excel and statistical analysis was done.STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: Descriptive statistics were used for analysis of the data.RESULTS: The majority (84%) of students preferred lecture as their preferred teaching method in Pharmacology. Most students wanted lecturers to use liquid crystal display (LCD) projection while taking class (37.8%). 70.8% of students did not prefer studying in tutorials while 29% of them wanted tutorials. The majority of students (57.1%) wanted revision classes regularly after completion of each system, and 84.7% of students wanted pharmacology practicals to be a combination of pharmacy practicals with clinically oriented classes and 93% of them wanted pharmacology to be integrated with medicine.CONCLUSIONS: Lectures using LCD projection was the preferred mode of learning in this setting. There is a need to incorporate more clinically oriented exercises in pharmacology practicals to prepare the students toward being a competent dentist.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):64-68
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_13_17
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Intervention for improvement of knowledge on anemia prevention: A
           school-based study in a rural area of West Bengal

    • Authors: Lina Bandyopadhyay, Muktisadhan Maiti, Aparajita Dasgupta, Bobby Paul
      Pages: 69 - 74
      Abstract: Lina Bandyopadhyay, Muktisadhan Maiti, Aparajita Dasgupta, Bobby Paul
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):69-74
      CONTEXT: Adolescents are at a high risk of iron deficiency and anemia due to accelerated increase in the requirements for iron, coupled with poor dietary intake, high rate of infection, and worm infestation.AIMS: This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of health education intervention on baseline knowledge of anemia prevention among schoolgoing adolescents.MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental interventional study with before and after comparison group, conducted in one secondary school of Singur Block of Hooghly district, West Bengal, in September–October 2015. The study was conducted among 181 schoolchildren of standard VIII and IX by administering a predesigned self-administered questionnaire based on the following five domains – knowledge of anemia, role of diet, use of slipper, handwashing, health-seeking behavior, and management of anemia.STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: Data entry and analysis was done using SPSS software version 20, and both parametric (paired t- test) and nonparametric (McNemar-matched Chi-square test) test were applied for pre- and post-test comparison. To elicit the effect size, Cohen's d was calculated.RESULTS: Out of the 181 students, 84 (46.4%) studied in Class VIII and rest in Class IX. About 86 (47.5%) students were boys and 95 (52.5%) were girls; with 70.2% in 14–16 years' age group. Postinterventional score on the five domains significantly improved (P < 0.001), and father's education was a significant predictor in preinterventional score. After health education intervention, knowledge score increased with a medium effect size.CONCLUSION: Health education will play an effective role in improving health of adolescents by increasing knowledge and changing their attitude.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):69-74
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_94_16
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Treatment satisfaction, medication adherence, and blood pressure control
           among adult Nigerians with essential hypertension

    • Authors: Gabriel Uche Pascal Iloh, Agwu Nkwa Amadi
      Pages: 75 - 81
      Abstract: Gabriel Uche Pascal Iloh, Agwu Nkwa Amadi
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):75-81
      BACKGROUND: Hypertension treatment satisfaction has been the subject of recent research particularly in developing countries and is widely recognized as patient-oriented outcome of quality of care. However, in Nigeria, little is known on the role of hypertensive treatment satisfaction on medication adherence and blood pressure (BP) control.AIM: The study was aimed at determining the role of treatment satisfaction in medication adherence, and BP control among adult Nigerians with essential hypertension.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive study was carried out on 140 adult hypertensive patients who have been on treatment for at least 6 months at a primary care clinic in Nigeria. Hypertension treatment satisfaction and medication adherence were assessed in the previous 30 days using pretested, interviewer-administered questionnaire on self-reported satisfaction and adherence to therapy, respectively. A goal BP control referred to BP of < 140/90 mmHg at the end of study visit.RESULTS: The age of the study participants ranged from 32 to 83 years with mean age of 52 ± 7.4 years. There were 56 (40.0%) male and 84 (60.0%) female. Hypertension treatment satisfaction, medication adherence, and BP control rates were 78.6%, 42.9%, and 35.0%, respectively. Hypertension treatment satisfaction was significantly associated with medication adherence (P = 0.01) and BP control (P = 0.031).CONCLUSION: This study has demonstrated variabilities in treatment satisfaction, medication adherence, and BP control among the study population. Medication adherence and BP control were significantly associated with treatment satisfaction. This study urges consideration of treatment satisfaction alongside with medication adherence and BP control.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):75-81
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_5_17
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Accurate identification of urinary isolates: Integration of conventional,
           automated, and molecular methods

    • Authors: Trupti Bajpai, Meena Varma, Ganesh Bhatambare, Maneesha Pandey
      Pages: 82 - 87
      Abstract: Trupti Bajpai, Meena Varma, Ganesh Bhatambare, Maneesha Pandey
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):82-87
      BACKGROUND: Prompt and accurate detection of bacterial pathogens is essential for improving the management of infectious diseases.AIMS: Our study aims at accurate identification of uropathogens through the integration of various methods, thereby highlighting each method of identification.MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present prospective study was conducted in the department of microbiology of a teaching tertiary care hospital of the central India for 1 year 2014–2015. A total of 1202 urine samples were processed. Identification of different urinary isolates was done by conventional, automated, and molecular methods in few special cases. The study did not involve any statistical analysis.RESULTS: A total of 509 samples were found to be culture positive out of the 1202 samples studied. Five hundred and fifty-four uropathogens were isolated from 509 culture positive samples. Among these, the bacterial isolates that could not be identified conventionally were processed through automated and/or 16S ribosomal ribose nucleic acid) (16S rRNA) sequencing.CONCLUSIONS: The use of 16S rRNA gene sequences to study bacterial phylogeny and taxonomy has been the most common housekeeping genetic marker that provides reliability, reproducibility, and higher accuracy during identification of bacterial isolates. Our study has highlighted the importance of each method during the process of identification, thereby developing a high degree of confidence in diagnostic procedures.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):82-87
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_92_16
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Predicting the probability of falls in geriatrics using traditional timed
           up and go test and dual-task constraint timed up and go test: An
           observational study

    • Authors: Hitav Pankaj Someshwar, Chetana Kunde, Suvarna Shyam Ganvir
      Pages: 88 - 92
      Abstract: Hitav Pankaj Someshwar, Chetana Kunde, Suvarna Shyam Ganvir
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):88-92
      BACKGROUND: It is unclear how older adults modulate dual-task mobility under changing postural challenges.AIMS: The aim of this study is to compare traditional timed up and go test (TUG) and dual-task TUG for identifying geriatric population who are at risk of falling.METHODS: An observational study was performed at PDVVPF's Hospital, Ahmednagar. Sixty patients in the age group of 60–80 years who could walk independently and had a mini-mental state examination score >24 were selected after ethical clearance, inform consent was obtained from the patients, and the patient performed traditional TUG. The patient performed TUG with a motor constraint, i.e., typing from 1 to 9 on a calculator, and later with a cognitive constraint, i.e., answer simple questions. Time was recorded for all three tests and analyzed.RESULTS: For TUG (traditional), mean time was 20.96 s in fallers and 12.95 s in nonfallers; for TUG (manual), mean time was 25.12 s in fallers and 14.96 s in nonfallers to complete the test; and for TUG (cognitive), fallers group took 26.02 s and nonfallers group took 15.61 s to complete the test. The cutoff value to determine fallers for the traditional TUG is 15.95 s, for the motor TUG is 18.81 s, and for the cognitive TUG is 19.92 s, for determining geriatric population at a risk of falls. The traditional TUG had 90% sensitivity and 96.6% specificity, dual-task TUG motor 93.33% sensitivity and 93.33% specificity, and dual-task TUG cognitive 96.6% sensitivity and 93.33% specificity.CONCLUSION: TUG performed under cognitive constraint was a better indicator of falls.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):88-92
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_175_16
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Economic impact and severity of adverse drug reactions in patients with
           mental illness: A prospective observational study

    • Authors: Jisha M Lucca, Niphy Annie Varghese, Madhan Ramesh, Dushad Ram
      Pages: 93 - 98
      Abstract: Jisha M Lucca, Niphy Annie Varghese, Madhan Ramesh, Dushad Ram
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):93-98
      INTRODUCTION: Psychotropic medications are the mainstay in the management of psychiatric disorders but they are not devoid of side effects. The occurrence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in Indian psychiatry populace varies from 5.9% to 45%. The cost associated with the management of ADRs in general settings ranges from Rs. 412.76 to 1080/- per ADR.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted for a period of 1 year. The ADRs were assessed for causality by the World Health Organization probability scale and severity by modified Hartwig and Siegel scale. The direct costs in the management of ADRs were calculated.RESULTS: A total of 494 ADRs were reported and evaluated from 300 patients. Of the total reported ADRs, 3.44% (n = 17) lead to hospital admissions and 2.83% (n = 14) prolonged the hospital stay. The gastrointestinal system 25.10% (n = 125) and central and peripheral nervous system 20.64% (n = 102) were the most common system organ class affected by ADRs. The drug classes mainly implicated with ADRs were antipsychotics 53.03% (n = 262) and antidepressants 23.88% (n = 118). Majority (24.29%) of the reactions that lead to cost impact was moderate in severity. Total cost incurred for the management of 131 reported ADRs was Rs. 57,891.33/- with an average cost of Rs. 117.18/- per ADR.CONCLUSION: In 131 cost impact ADRs, 114 patients had a cost impact of Rs. 57,891.33/- A directly proportionate relationship was observed between the severity and cost incurred for the management of ADRs. Hence, it is necessary to identify and prevent these reactions as they cause burden to the patients.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):93-98
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_191_15
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Generic work capacity assessment tool for working conditions in India:
           Preliminary results of development and standardization

    • Authors: Kavitha Raja, Jerin Mathew, Bishal Bista
      Pages: 99 - 104
      Abstract: Kavitha Raja, Jerin Mathew, Bishal Bista
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):99-104
      BACKGROUND: The work capacity assessment (WCA) tool is a new tool developed specifically to assess worker suitability for working conditions in India. This study presents the preliminary results of reliability (interrater) and internal consistency of the WCA tool.AIMS: The aim of this study is to develop a work capacity tool for working conditions in India.MATERIALS AND METHODS: The steps for instrument development were followed stringently. The newly developed tool addressed three categories of work: heavy manual labor, sustained labor, and sedentary work. Four participants in heavy manual labor, five in sustained labor, and five in sedentary work performed activities specified by the new scale; videography was done simultaneously.STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Internal consistency between the items in the scale was ascertained by Cronbach's alpha. Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was calculated for intertester reliability.RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Some items in each of the three categories were removed from the final tool due to lack of variance between participants. After omitting these items, alpha was 0.65 and 1 in heavy manual labor, 0.95 and −0.14 in sustained labor, and 0.83 in sedentary work. All test items with the exception of isometric strength and posture sustainability in heavy manual labor correlated well with other items (>0.7). The final tool is fairly robust in terms of internal consistency and reliability. This is a preliminary report, and the tool needs to be further validated before clinical use on a larger and heterogeneous population.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):99-104
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_172_16
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Mobile phone use and excess use among junior college students: A
           cross-sectional study

    • Authors: Tanvi Dayanand Naik, Yugantara Ramesh Kadam, Saket Anil Patil, Alka Dilip Gore
      Pages: 113 - 117
      Abstract: Tanvi Dayanand Naik, Yugantara Ramesh Kadam, Saket Anil Patil, Alka Dilip Gore
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):113-117
      CONTEXT: In this part of Maharashtra, usually children get their first mobile phone after completing their schooling. Two years of education in junior college are crucial in everyone's life as career is decided during this phase of life. Till date, very few studies have been conducted in India about the pattern of mobile use. This study was planned with a view to identifying a pattern of the use and overuse of mobile phone by junior college students.SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Study design: Cross-sectional. Study-area: Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Corporation area. Study-population: Junior college students from study area. Study subjects: 11th standard junior college students. Sample size and sampling techniques: Six hundred and nineteen, double cluster. Study tool: Pretested Questionnaire. Study duration: Six months.STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: Percentages, prevalence, Chi-square test.RESULTS: Of 619 students, 429 (68.98%) had mobile. Significantly, high number of male students (60.13%) had mobile sets than females (39.86%). Mobiles were used commonly for calling, messaging, Internet, Facebook, and WhatsApp. Internet, chatting, Facebook, and WhatsApp use was significantly common in boys. Two-thirds of the students used mobile phones for playing games. Twenty-one percent students used mobile phones in the classroom. Totally 37.3% students felt restless when they do not have their mobile phones with them. There were 33.33% students having high score indicating excess use of mobile and it was significantly associated with age and stream of education.CONCLUSIONS: Excess use of mobile phones (18–33 score) was seen in one-third of students, and it was significantly associated with age and stream of education. More than one-third students reported restlessness in the absence of mobile phones. Majority students felt there schooling, sleep, and daily chores is getting hampered by mobile phone use. Therefore, monitoring of adolescents mobile phone use by parents is required to identify any deviation from normal judicious use.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):113-117
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_192_15
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Anesthetic management of a patient with Wilson&#39;s disease:
           Factors to be considered

    • Authors: Manazir Athar, Shahna Ali, Sana Khurshid, Rufaida Mazahir
      Pages: 118 - 120
      Abstract: Manazir Athar, Shahna Ali, Sana Khurshid, Rufaida Mazahir
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):118-120
      Wilson's disease is an autosomal recessive, multisystem disorder particularly involving hepatic and neuropsychiatric systems. The primary pathology in these cases is the reduction in the synthesis of copper transporter protein leading to accumulation of copper in various organs. Excessive deposition in liver leads to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis that may alter the metabolism and excretion of anesthetic agents. Providing anesthesia can be a challenging task in these cases. Hence, a thorough workup for the severity and extent of the disease and optimal planning is essential for the successful management of these cases. We, hereby, describe a case of a 23-year-old male with Wilson's disease posted for bilateral contracture release of the knee.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):118-120
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_179_16
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Postauricular dermoid cyst: An unusual presentation

    • Authors: Nidhi Awasthi
      Pages: 121 - 122
      Abstract: Nidhi Awasthi
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):121-122
      Dermoid cysts are common congenital lesions presenting frequently as midline cysts. In the skin and subcutis, they occur mostly on the face, neck, or scalp. Apart from the skin, dermoid cysts have been described as intracranial, intraspinal, or perispinal lesions. Intra-abdominal cysts, such as cystic tumors of the ovary or omentum, occur as well. However, their presence in the postauricular region is rare and only a few documentations of this entity are found in literature. Fine-needle aspiration cytology can be suggestive of its presence during initial evaluation while histopathology after excision provides confirmatory diagnosis. This unusual presentation of a unilateral dermoid cyst in the postauricular region is described herewith.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):121-122
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_39_16
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Awake fiberoptic nasal intubation in a patient scheduled for
           commando&#39;s operation

    • Authors: Arnab Paul, Aparajita Nathroy
      Pages: 123 - 126
      Abstract: Arnab Paul, Aparajita Nathroy
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):123-126
      Fiberoptically guided tracheal intubation represents one of the most important advances in airway management occurring in the past 30 years. Perhaps, its most important role is the management of the anticipated difficult airway. Out of the available airway devices from the basic Macintosh laryngoscope to video laryngoscopes to the life-saving surgical airway techniques, fiberoptic-guided intubation still remains to be the most successful method in experienced hands during handling of difficult airway. We report a case of fiberoptic-guided successful nasal intubation in a spontaneously breathing awake patient under topical anesthesia with an anticipated difficult airway scheduled for commando's operation.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):123-126
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_140_16
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Ocular morbidity among Senior high school students in the Kumasi
           metropolis, Ghana

    • Authors: David Ben Kumah, Mohammed Abdul-Kabir, Reynolds Kwame Ablordeppey, Kofi Adu-Gyamfi, Kweku Bonsu, Bright Asare-Bediako, Ernest Nkansah Kyei
      Pages: 127 - 131
      Abstract: David Ben Kumah, Mohammed Abdul-Kabir, Reynolds Kwame Ablordeppey, Kofi Adu-Gyamfi, Kweku Bonsu, Bright Asare-Bediako, Ernest Nkansah Kyei
      International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):127-131
      BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested that the majority of nonblinding eye diseases may be of significant burden to the population and health system of developing countries. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of ocular morbidities among senior high school students and their association with age and sex in public senior high schools in the Kumasi metropolis.METHODS: The study was a descriptive cross-sectional survey. Six hundred and sixty-two students, with ages ranging from 14 to 20 years, from 12 randomly selected schools were examined and included in the study. The detailed examination included visual acuity measurement, external examination with a pen torch, ophthalmoscopy, +1 blur test, cover test, and subjective refraction.RESULTS: Out of 662 students examined, 90% suffered at least one ocular condition. The most common morbidity was allergy (31.1%), followed by allergic conjunctivitis (22.2%), refractive error (10.0%), dry eye (6.9%), suspicious disc (3.6%), bacterial conjunctivitis (2.9%), foreign body (2.7%), glaucoma suspect (1.4%), and papillitis (0.5%). More females suffered ocular problems than males.CONCLUSION: The prevalence of ocular morbidity among senior high school students in the metropolis is high, with allergies being the most common. Eye health education, regular eye examination, and adequate classroom illumination should be implemented in senior high schools.
      Citation: International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2017 6(2):127-131
      PubDate: Thu,18 May 2017
      DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_61_16
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2017)
       
 
 
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