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ACI Open     Open Access  
Acta Bioquimica Clinica Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 22)
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Healthcare Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Dual Diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Medical Education and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
Advances in Nursing Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Advances in Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
American Journal of Managed Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Analytical Methods     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Anthropologie et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Applied Clinical Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied Health Economics and Health Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Archives of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Australian Health Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Primary Health     Hybrid Journal  
Australian Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 350)
Avicenna     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BJR     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMJ Leader     Hybrid Journal  
BMJ Quality & Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
British Journal of Healthcare Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
British Journal of Hospital Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
British Journal of Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 297)
British Journal of School Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bruce R Hopkins' Nonprofit Counsel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Building Better Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Medical Record English Edition     Hybrid Journal  
CIN : Computers Informatics Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Audit     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinics and Practice     Open Access  
Cognition, Technology & Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Communication & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Community Based Medical Journal     Open Access  
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Nurse : A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Critical Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Das Gesundheitswesen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Dental Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
DoctorConsult - The Journal. Wissen für Klinik und Praxis     Full-text available via subscription  
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
East and Central African Journal of Surgery     Open Access  
Éducation thérapeutique du patient     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
eGEMs     Open Access  
Emergency Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Enfermería Clínica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Epidemiologic Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Escola Anna Nery     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Research in Telemedicine / La Recherche Européenne en Télémédecine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Evidence-Based Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 74)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family Practice Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Focus on Health Professional Education : A Multi-disciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Future Hospital Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Gastrointestinal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Geron     Full-text available via subscription  
Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Action     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Health Management Journal (GHMJ)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Health Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Journal of Hospital Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Handbook of Practice Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health and Interprofessional Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Health Care Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Health Expectations     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Facilities Management     Free   (Followers: 10)
Health Informatics Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Information : Jurnal Penelitian     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health Information Science and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Reform Observer : Observatoire des Réformes de Santé     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Health Science Journal of Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Healthcare : The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Management Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Healthcare Policy / Politiques de Santé     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Healthcare Risk Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
HealthcarePapers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
História, Ciências, Saúde - Manguinhos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Hospital     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Hospital a Domicilio     Open Access  
Hospital Medicine Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Peer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Hospital Pharmacy     Partially Free   (Followers: 18)
Hospital Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospital Practices and Research     Open Access  
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Human Factors : The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Human Resources for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
ICU Director     Hybrid Journal  
Ids Practice Papers     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Pulse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Independent Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Index de Enfermeria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Indian Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informatics for Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
INQUIRY : The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Journal of Care Coordination     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Health Economics and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Health Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Health Planning and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Hospital Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Palliative Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
International Journal of Prisoner Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Research in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Telework and Telecommuting Technologies     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Disability and Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Irish Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JAAPA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Jaffna Medical Journal     Open Access  
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal for Healthcare Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Advanced Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 251)
Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Aging and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Applied Arts and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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  • Contribution of public health in prevention and control of cancers in
           India: A time to redeem ourselves

    • Authors: Atul Kotwal, Arun K Yadav
      Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: Atul Kotwal, Arun K Yadav
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):1-4

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):1-4
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1427_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 immunoglobulin G antibody:
           Seroprevalence among contacts of COVID-19 cases

    • Authors: Om Prakash, Bhavin Solanki, Jay Kirtikumar Sheth, Mina Kadam, Sheetal Vyas, Serosurveillance Research Team*
      Pages: 5 - 10
      Abstract: Om Prakash, Bhavin Solanki, Jay Kirtikumar Sheth, Mina Kadam, Sheetal Vyas, Serosurveillance Research Team*
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):5-10
      Background: Multiple serosurveillance studies have focused on the presence of antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in the general population and confirmed cases. However, seroprevalence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) among contacts of confirmed cases can add further value to the scientific findings. Objectives: The objective is to estimate COVID-19 seropositivity among contacts of COVID-19 cases and to compare the seropositivity between types of contact for the assessment of differential risk and transmission dynamics. Methods: Large scale population-based serosurveillance on contacts of COVID-19 cases was carried out during the second half of August 2020 in Ahmedabad using the COVID-Kavach. The seropositivity among contacts was estimated and correlated-compared with type of contact and other demographic factors. Results: With 1268 positive for IgG antibodies from 3973 samples, the seropositivity against COVID-19 among contacts of cases in Ahmedabad was 31.92% (95% confidence interval 30.48%–33.38%). The seropositivity among family contacts was significantly higher (39.36%) as compared to other contacts (28.72%) (Z = 6.60, P < 0.01). This trend is seen across all age groups and both the sex groups. The seropositivity has increasing trend with increasing age and is significantly higher among females (35.11%) than males (28.95%) (Z = 4.16, P < 0.01). Conclusion: Seropositivity of 31.92% among contacts indicates that a large proportion of contacts have already acquired immunity on account of their contact with the case. Higher seropositivity among family contacts justifies the risk categorization and testing strategy adopted for the contacts of the cases. This also reaffirms the need for contact tracing strategy for controlling the inevitable spread of pandemic.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):5-10
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1199_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Assessment of respectful maternity care during childbirth: Experiences
           among mothers in Manipur

    • Authors: Bishwalata Rajkumari, Ningthoukhonjam Shugeta Devi, Joenna Ningombam, Dayananda Ingudam
      Pages: 11 - 15
      Abstract: Bishwalata Rajkumari, Ningthoukhonjam Shugeta Devi, Joenna Ningombam, Dayananda Ingudam
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):11-15
      Background: The relationship between the lack of quality care and adverse maternal outcomes is being highlighted globally. Respectful maternity care includes respect for women autonomy, dignity, feelings, privacy, choices and freedom from ill treatment, coercion, and consideration for personal preferences including option for companionship during the maternity care. Objectives: This study planned to determine the prevalence and types of disrespect and abuse among mothers during childbirth and its associated factors. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 231 women having children <2 years, who had undergone institutional deliveries and accessing immunization clinics during October to December 2018 using a semi-structured questionnaire adapted from the Person-Centered Maternity Care Scale, a validated instrument which gives a holistic measure of women's experiences during childbirth wherein the questions were grouped under seven domains. Results: The mean (standard deviation) age of the respondents was 28.9 ± 5.8 years. The prevalence of any form of abuse present was 96.5% with the highest found in “Facility and Environment” Domain (77.5%). Women delivering in public tertiary care facility were significantly more likely to face more abuse in the domains of “Dignity and Respect,” “Support and Care,” “Facility and Environment,” “Predictability and Transparency,” as compared to other types of health facilities (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Nearly almost all of the respondents (96.5%) faced some form of abuse in one domain or the other. There is a need for greater action, dialog, research, and advocacy on this important public health issue for promoting dignified maternal health-care services.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):11-15
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_430_19
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Maternal mental health and its determinants – A community-based
           cross-sectional study in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

    • Authors: Nikhat Naaz, Saira Mehnaz, M Athar Ansari, Ali Amir
      Pages: 16 - 21
      Abstract: Nikhat Naaz, Saira Mehnaz, M Athar Ansari, Ali Amir
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):16-21
      Background: Maternal mental health problems are one of the major public health challenges. Globally, depression and anxiety cause immense suffering and disability among mothers who later contribute to compromise parenting practices and increased unmet needs of their newborn and young children. Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and determinants of maternal common mental disorders (CMDs) among the study population. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India, from July 2016 to June 2017, among 415 women of child-bearing age who had one or more children in the age group of 0–23 months. A World Health Organization prequalified questionnaire Self-Reporting Questionnaire 20 was used to assess the CMD of mothers. Binary logistic regression was used for finding out predictors of mental disorders. Results: Overall prevalence of maternal CMDs was 38.8%. The prevalence of maternal CMD was significantly higher among mothers in a higher age group, belonging to low socioeconomic class, nuclear type of family, living in the urban locality, having lower or no education, being single mothers, housewives, and having higher parity. Conclusion: Substantially, high prevalence of CMD among mothers suggests for further research to explore the factors affecting the mental health of mothers. Measures for the early identification, treatment, and prevention of maternal mental disorders should be taken.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):16-21
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_193_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Hazardous practices related to blood borne viral infection transmission
           among male barbers: A study in a rural area of West Bengal

    • Authors: Soumit Roy, Aparajita Dasgupta, Madhumita Bhattacharyya, Bobby Paul, Sayanti Bandyopadhyay, Arkaprovo Pal
      Pages: 22 - 27
      Abstract: Soumit Roy, Aparajita Dasgupta, Madhumita Bhattacharyya, Bobby Paul, Sayanti Bandyopadhyay, Arkaprovo Pal
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):22-27
      Background: Barbers are occupationally predisposed to blood borne viral infection (BBVI) such as human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B and C. Unhygienic workplaces, improper disinfection and inadequate wound-care can increase the susceptibility of both clients and barbers to BBVI. There is paucity of studies on practices regarding BBVI among barbers, especially in India. Objectives: To identify the pattern and predictors of practices related to BBVI transmission among male barbers in a rural area of West Bengal. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2017 to August 2019 in Indas block of Bankura district among 138 male barbers, who were permanent residents and worked for >6 months. Barbers, randomly selected from 10 Gram Panchayats according to probability proportionate to size, were interviewed. Two barbering sessions were observed. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 16 software. Univariate and multiple linear regression was carried out to identify predictors of better practices. P < 0.05 was considered for statistical significance. Results: Dangerous practices such as reuse of blades (8, 5.8%) and face-towel (77, 55.8%), sale/distribution of used blades (77, 55.8%), improper disinfection of sharps (79, 57.2%), reuse of alum without disinfection (129, 93.5%), and improper wound care (71, 51.4%) were observed. Predictors of better practice regarding BBVI were better attitude regarding BBVI (B = 0.172, standard error [SE] = 0.046, P = 0.000) and increased years of schooling (B = 0.054, SE = 0.021, P = 0.012). Conclusion: Inimical infection control practices were noticed. They are serving the general people and therefore they should be imbibed with correct BBVI knowledge and must do away with all hazardous practice during their barbering activities.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):22-27
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_87_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Perceived effect of increased pricing on smoked tobacco products quit
           rates: A cross-sectional study in a block of Haryana

    • Authors: Kirtan Rana, Sonu Goel, Shankar Prinja
      Pages: 28 - 33
      Abstract: Kirtan Rana, Sonu Goel, Shankar Prinja
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):28-33
      Background: The price of cigarettes and bidis is known to be related to the cessation of these products. Objective: To assess the perception of smokers about their quitting behavior on price increase in smoke tobacco product. Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study among people who were 18 years of age and above was conducted in 2017 among 277 participants in Haryana. Global adult tobacco survey 2009 questionnaire with objective oriented modification was used to examine the willingness to pay (WLP) for a smoked tobacco product, maximum price for quitting smoking, reinitiating smoking, and the knowledge about harmful effects of using tobacco products. Descriptive statistics and odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) were used to find the relationship among various demographic characteristics and price of quitting smoking. Results: Among the participants, 65 (23.4%) were found to be current smoker and of them 48 (74%) smokers responded to quit smoking on increasing the price of smoked tobacco products. Average daily price paid by the smokers was Rs. 23 and Rs. 8 for cigarettes and bidis, respectively. The odds of quitting smoking among cigarette smokers were higher than those of among bidi smokers (OR = 5.2, 95% CI 2.877–10.04). The odds of quitting smoking among those spending more than Rs. 10/day were lower than those spending <Rs. 10 on these products (OR = 4.8, 95% CI 1.1–22.3). 72.9% of the smokers declared >100% increase in current price for quitting smoking. Conclusion: An increased magnitude of price increase on smoke tobacco products is invariably an effective method of decreasing smoking prevalence.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):28-33
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_212_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • The effect of a mhealth intervention on anti-tuberculosis medication
           adherence in Delhi, India: A quasi-experimental study

    • Authors: Sahadev Santra, Suneela Garg, Saurav Basu, Nandini Sharma, Mongjam Meghachandra Singh, Ashwani Khanna
      Pages: 34 - 38
      Abstract: Sahadev Santra, Suneela Garg, Saurav Basu, Nandini Sharma, Mongjam Meghachandra Singh, Ashwani Khanna
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):34-38
      Background: Suboptimal adherence to anti-tuberculosis medication in patients is associated with adverse treatment outcomes including treatment failure, relapse, and emergence of drug resistance. Objectives: We conducted the present study with the objectives of evaluating the effectiveness of a mHealth package on the medication adherence of patients with tuberculosis (TB) on antitubercular (directly observed treatment short-course [DOTS]) treatment. Methods: We conducted Quasi-experimental study at six DOTS centers of Delhi among 220 newly diagnosed TB patients. We included adult TB patients (18 years and above) who were on DOTS therapy ≥30 days, had access to a mobile phone and were able to read messages and receive calls. We excluded patients with impaired hearing, blindness and those on non-DOTS therapy or having multidrug-resistant/extensively drug-resistant TB. Participants in the intervention group received amHealth package for 90 days. The medication adherence of the study participants was measured using Morisky, Green, and Levine Adherence Scale. Results: A total of 130 men and 90 women were recruited for the study. Occupational interference and forgetfulness were the most common reasons for medication nonadherence in the patients. In the intervention group, the medication adherence to antitubercular medication (daily DOTS regimen) was 85.5% at baseline which increased to 96.4% at endline (postintervention) (P = 0.004). No significant change was observed in the control group (P = 0.328). The increase in adherence was observed across the following subgroups: age, gender, education, and Socioeconomic status. Conclusions: The mHealth intervention in TB patients was effective in improving the adherence to DOTS therapy.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):34-38
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_879_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Measuring medical graduate behavioral intention for administering on-site
           care to road traffic accident victims: Development and validation of a
           questionnaire

    • Authors: Neeti Rustagi, Abhishek Jaiswal, Dervla Kelly, Naveen Dutt, Arvind Sinha, Pankaja Raghav
      Pages: 39 - 44
      Abstract: Neeti Rustagi, Abhishek Jaiswal, Dervla Kelly, Naveen Dutt, Arvind Sinha, Pankaja Raghav
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):39-44
      Background: Prehospital trauma care skills are often taught and assessed in undergraduate medical curricula but the intention to voluntarily offer these skills in out of hospital or primary care settings is poorly understood. Objectives: The objective is to develop and validate a questionnaire measuring behavioral intention among medical graduates for administering on-site care to road accident victims. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from September 2018 to February 2019, among medical graduates of an academic institution in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Items for “Measure of Intention to help road accident victim (MIHRAV) instrument” were framed as per the constructs of theory of planned behavior. A total of 150 candidates undergoing internship were approached for informed consent and a link for online questionnaire was shared. Statistical Analysis: Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and tests for convergent, discriminant, and predictive validity was done using IBM SPSS version 23.0 for psychometric validation of scale. Results: Original version of MIHRAV included 29 items which were reduced to 18 items. EFA identified five factors which explained 72% of cumulative variance with high Cronbach's α (0.920). Discriminant validity showed adequate correlations ranging from 0.283 to 0.541. Predictive validity demonstrated that model was significantly able to predict “behavioural intention to help” (F (4128) = 24.139, P = 0.0001) and explained 43% of variance. Conclusion: The findings reveal that developed instrument “MIHRAV” is a reliable and valid scale for predicting behavioral intention among medical graduates for administering onsite care to road accident victims.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):39-44
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_225_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • A study on economic evaluation of an outreach health-care facility in
           Jhajjar District of Haryana: Service delivery model for increasing access
           to health care

    • Authors: Mohammad Kausar, Vijaydeep Siddharth, Shakti Kumar Gupta
      Pages: 45 - 50
      Abstract: Mohammad Kausar, Vijaydeep Siddharth, Shakti Kumar Gupta
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):45-50
      Background: An outreach (OR) health-care facility providing broad specialty outpatient services was started by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, in rural area of district Jhajjar, Haryana. Objectives: This study aimed to ascertain the resource requirement for establishing an OR health-care facility and patient satisfaction with regard to the services being provided. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2017 at an OR Outpatient Department (OPD) of AIIMS, New Delhi, at Jhajjar. Service delivery model adopted for health-care delivery was hub and spoke. Traditional method of costing was used for economic evaluation. Feedback pro forma of 400 patients who attended OPD services was analyzed to measure health service accessibility. Results: Capital expenditure to set up the facility was calculated to be approximately INR 17,57,49,074/- ($ 2,703,832) and operational cost per year was approximately INR 8,73,86,370/- ($ 1,344,406). Approximate per-patient cost for single OPD consultation was calculated to be INR 874 ($13.45) which included medicines and investigations. High scores for all domains of accessibility of health care were observed. Conclusion: The study provides a preliminary evidence that OR health-care facilities can be instrumental in increasing access to health-care delivery with lesser capital outlays, however, large-scale multicentric studies are needed to arrive at any conclusion. The services have been very well accepted by the local community members being quality medical care with highly subsidized health-care services.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):45-50
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_431_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Efficacy of an online course in developing competency for prescribing
           balanced diet by medical students: A non - inferiority trial

    • Authors: Zinia T Nujum, P Devanand, G Remya, U Anuja
      Pages: 51 - 56
      Abstract: Zinia T Nujum, P Devanand, G Remya, U Anuja
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):51-56
      Background: In the COVID era, medical education has been hit hard. Paradoxically, the need for health professionals has increased. Online methods are being widely used, but its efficacy is rarely measured. Objectives: This study was conducted to find the efficacy of an online course in developing competency among medical students to prescribe balanced diet. Methods: An online module was hosted at https://drzinia.moodlecloud.com/. A noninferiority trial was conducted among voluntary participants of the third MBBS students, in 2019. Stratified block randomization was done, so that ten students were allocated to the intervention arm of online sessions and ten students were allocated to the control arm of classroom sessions. Pretest assessments, seven assessments related to sessions conducted, and a postassessment were done. Generalized estimating equations were done to adjust for the effects of other confounders and see whether the intervention was a significant determinant of ability to prescribe balanced diet. Results: Baseline variables were comparable in the two groups. The pretest scores were not significantly different in the two groups. The mean total marks scored by the online group (47.33/70) was not significantly different (t=0.68; p=0.50) from that of the class room group (45.70/70). The posttest scores were significantly higher than the pretest scores. Ninety-percent of students in the online course agreed that they could effectively learn through an online course. Conclusion: Online teaching is effective to learn the prescription of balanced diet. Similar efforts in other domains can make medical education evidence based in the current scenario.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):51-56
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1248_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Expounding on the concerns of indian politicians regarding fluorosis: A
           qualitative analysis of parliamentary questions on fluorosis over two
           decades

    • Authors: Nesa Aurlene, V Aravinth, I Nanda Balan, Sunder Kote
      Pages: 57 - 59
      Abstract: Nesa Aurlene, V Aravinth, I Nanda Balan, Sunder Kote
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):57-59
      Fluorosis is a major public health problem in India affecting nearly 20 states. Despite more than three decades of fluorosis prevention efforts, fluorosis continues to be a widely prevalent disease in India. The debilitating effects of skeletal fluorosis are well documented and pose a serious health risk to people who consume excess fluoride. In order to understand whether fluorosis was being given importance as a public health problem by elected politicians, we analyzed parliamentary questions posed in both the houses of the Indian parliament during the question hour. Thematic analysis revealed three major themes, namely health hazards, fluorosis control, and magnitude of fluorosis. The analysis revealed that politicians have posed questions regarding all the aspects that are necessary for fluorosis control in India. However, we have identified the certain key issues which have to be improved and certain obligations that the Government of India has to fulfill for successful fluorosis mitigation in India.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):57-59
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1013_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Trend, morbidity profile and immunization status of diphtheria admitted
           cases: A 5-years review from a sentinel centre in Kolkata

    • Authors: Samir Kumar Ray, Baisakhi Maji, Anima Haldar, Baijayanti Baur
      Pages: 60 - 63
      Abstract: Samir Kumar Ray, Baisakhi Maji, Anima Haldar, Baijayanti Baur
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):60-63
      Despite strengthening of the universal immunization program, diphtheria remains endemic in India. Diphtheria is under surveillance for vaccine-preventable diseases of the World Health Organization and also in India. The present record-based retrospective study was conducted on 241 confirmed diphtheria patients admitted in an infectious disease hospital of Kolkata over 5 years (2015–2019) with the objectives of assessing the admission trend, immunization status, and outcome of patients. Among the patients, majority (57.3%) were female; 50.6% were ≥15 years; 49.0% resided in rural areas. Five-year admission rate did not show any declining trend. Major number of cases occurred in 2016; another peak observed in 2019. Only 27.4% fully immunized rest either partiality immunized (44.4%) or nonimmunized (28.2%). Overall, 54% of the patients developed any complications, and case fatality was 9.5%. Gradual age shift toward adults reiterated the widespread use of adult immunization with Td vaccines. Early reporting to the hospital is necessary to reduce complications and case fatality.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):60-63
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_148_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Prediction of mortality by age and multi-morbidities among confirmed
           COVID-19 patients: Secondary analysis of surveillance data in Pune,
           Maharashtra, India

    • Authors: Nikunj Kansara, Ashok B Nandapurkar, Rahul Maniyar, Arun Kumar Yadav
      Pages: 64 - 66
      Abstract: Nikunj Kansara, Ashok B Nandapurkar, Rahul Maniyar, Arun Kumar Yadav
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):64-66
      Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in India. This study was conducted to describe the predictors of death among the confirmed cases of COVID-19 by carrying out a secondary analysis of surveillance data of 11,278 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases and admitted in dedicated COVID hospitals and dedicated COVID health-care centers between April 4, 2020, and July 17, 2020, in Pune district of Maharashtra. A total of 1270 (11.2%, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 10.7–11.9) deaths out of 11,278 patients were reported. Out of the 1270 deaths, 825 (65%) were male and 788 (62%) had one or more comorbidities. Logistic regression was done for predictors of death, and males (adjusted odds ratio: 1.6, 95% CI: 1.4–1.8), those with symptoms at the time of admission (adjusted odds ratio: 2.9, 95% CI: 2.5–3.4), and those with the presence of two or more comorbidities (adjusted odds ratio: 2.7, 95% CI: 2.2–3.4) were having a higher risk of death.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):64-66
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1096_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Adherence to the tobacco-free educational institution guidelines at
           schools of Raipur Rani, Haryana

    • Authors: Amit Kumar, Arpit Gupta, Sonu Goel, Krishan Gauba, Ashima Goyal
      Pages: 67 - 70
      Abstract: Amit Kumar, Arpit Gupta, Sonu Goel, Krishan Gauba, Ashima Goyal
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):67-70
      Tobacco-Free Educational Institution (ToFEI) guidelines are required to be followed by the schools. This cross-sectional study conducted in the year 2019 assessed the accordance with ToFEI guidelines among all the 84 schools of Raipur Rani educational block, Haryana. Investigators collected data from all the government (71) and private (13) schools during school working days. Tobacco sales within 100 yards of the school premises was covertly observed. None of the schools thoroughly complied with the tobacco-free school policy, though the compliance score for private schools (26.77 ± 19.15) was better than the government schools (13.65 ± 4.38). Only two private schools achieved the mandatory score of 50. All private schools and few government schools (42.3%) had successfully implemented the ban on tobacco sale within 100 yards of the school. None of the schools could achieve a ToFEI status in the present study. The policymakers and implementers should prioritize ToFEI agenda & support schools in achieving tobacco-free status.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):67-70
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_38_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Industrially produced trans fat: Usage, health implications, global and
           indian regulations

    • Authors: Sakshi Chopra, Charu Arora, Anita Malhotra, Suresh Chander Khurana
      Pages: 71 - 75
      Abstract: Sakshi Chopra, Charu Arora, Anita Malhotra, Suresh Chander Khurana
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):71-75
      Global momentum is growing for the total elimination of industrially produced trans fats from the food systems as they are known to have deleterious health effects on various body functions particularly the cardiovascular health. Many developed nations such as Denmark have completely eliminated the use of industrially produced trans fats from the food supply. India is undergoing a significant nutrition transition that has substantially increased the intake of processed and ready-to-eat foods, abundant in trans fats. The Indian regulator-Food Safety and Standards Authority of India is all set to reduce the industrially produced trans fats to <2% by the end of year 2021 in a phased manner. Multiple strategies such as reducing trans fat limit in oils and fats, mandatory labeling on food products, introduction of “Trans-fat free” claim and logo have been adopted by the Indian regulatory body, to achieve the goal of trans fat free India. This review comprehensively summarizes from a public health perspective the usage of industrially-produced trans fats in Indian food industry, its effects on health, the global strategies to limit its content, and the current Indian regulations.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):71-75
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_851_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Herbal smoke: Next hurricane on horizon

    • Authors: Archna Agnihotri, Poonam Sood, Antervir Kaur
      Pages: 76 - 81
      Abstract: Archna Agnihotri, Poonam Sood, Antervir Kaur
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):76-81
      Unsupervised marketing strategies of alternative smoke have made the youth fall prey to herbal smoke in the form of herbal cigarettes and hookahs. The easy online access, exotic looks, and flavors; marketed as safer, healthy alternatives, as an aid to quit smoking has made global herbal cigarette and hookah market see soaring sales in the past decade. Various studies have proven their popularity among the youth and minors with perceptions of being safer and smart alternatives. The scientific studies have shown that herbal smoke is as harmful as tobacco smoke. The marketing strategies of smoke industry to capture the minors and young adults could result in another stronger lobby besides tobacco to be dealt with in coming years. This creates an urgent need for the laws to be reviewed and amended keeping in view the changing scenario.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):76-81
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_707_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Meeting oxygen requirements of rural India: A self-contained solution

    • Authors: Nirupam Madaan, Biraj Chandra Paul, Randeep Guleria
      Pages: 82 - 84
      Abstract: Nirupam Madaan, Biraj Chandra Paul, Randeep Guleria
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):82-84
      Addressing oxygen requirements of rural India should aim at using a safe, low-cost, easily available, and replenishable source of oxygen of moderate purity. This may be possible with the provision of a self-sustaining oxygen concentrator (pressure swing adsorption with multiple molecular sieve technology) capable of delivering oxygen at high-flow rates, through a centralized distribution system to 100 or more bedded rural hospitals, with back up from an oxygen bank of 10 × 10 cylinders. This will provide a 24 × 7 supply of oxygen of acceptable purity (~93%) for the treatment of hypoxemic conditions and will enable hospitals to specifically provide for high-flow oxygen in at least 15% of the beds. It may also serve as a facility for a local refill of oxygen cylinders for emergency use within the hospital as well as to subsidiary primary health centers, subcenters, and ambulances, thereby nudging our health-care system toward self-sufficiency in oxygen generation and utilization.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):82-84
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_1405_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Scrub typhus with secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a
           3-month-old child from a tertiary care hospital of Odisha

    • Authors: Sanjay Kumar Sahu, Jyoti Ranjan Behera, Sushrith Kumar Yadav
      Pages: 85 - 86
      Abstract: Sanjay Kumar Sahu, Jyoti Ranjan Behera, Sushrith Kumar Yadav
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):85-86
      Scrub typhus is one of the re-emerging infectious diseases in India, whereas hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) results from an uncontrolled and ineffective hyperinflammatory response to a variety of triggers. HLH is categorized into primary and secondary type with infection being one of the leading causes of secondary HLH. Here, we report a case of 3-month-old girl diagnosed with scrub typhus associated with secondary HLH as both the age of presentation and the association are rarely reported in literature.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):85-86
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_565_20
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Till we win: India&#39;s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

    • Authors: Rajib Dasgupta
      Pages: 87 - 88
      Abstract: Rajib Dasgupta
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):87-88

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):87-88
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_108_21
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Celebrating small victories &#8211; My journey through two decades
           of AIDS response

    • Authors: Sanjay Zodpey, Subhash Salunke
      Pages: 89 - 90
      Abstract: Sanjay Zodpey, Subhash Salunke
      Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):89-90

      Citation: Indian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):89-90
      PubDate: Sat,20 Mar 2021
      DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_162_21
      Issue No: Vol. 65, No. 1 (2021)
       
 
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