Rubella seroprevalence among Indian female medical and nursing students at a tertiary care teaching institute and its correlation with socioeconomic status
Shashank Shekhar, Vijaya Lakshmi Nag, Pratibha Singh, Rashmi Kaushal, Shuchita Batra, Charu ChandraIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(2):246-247 (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shashank Shekhar Vijaya Lakshmi Nag Pratibha Singh Rashmi Kaushal Shuchita Batra Charu Chandra Source Type: research

Yoga as an add-on therapy in the management of migraine
Sachin Kumar Sharma, Alok Singh, Shirley Telles, Acharya BalkrishnaIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(2):244-245 (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sachin Kumar Sharma Alok Singh Shirley Telles Acharya Balkrishna Source Type: research

Epidemiological correlates of psychological distress in a rural community of South India: A cross-sectional study
Conclusions: The prevalence of psychological distress was 42.4 per thousand, and somatic complaints were common presentations of distress in the study population. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: M Shreyaswi Sathyanath Rashmi Kundapur Source Type: research

Evaluation of remote monitoring device for monitoring vital parameters against reference standard: A diagnostic validation study for COVID-19 preparedness
Conclusion: The wearable device can be reliably used for remote health monitoring. Its regulated use can help mitigate the scarcity of hospital beds and reduce exposure to health-care workers and demand of personal protection equipment. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mohit Tayal Anirudh Mukherjee Udit Chauhan Madhur Uniyal Sakshi Garg Anjana Singh Ajeet Singh Bhadoria Ravi Kant Source Type: research

Perspectives about professionalism among undergraduate students in a medical college in India: A qualitative study
Conclusion: Medical undergraduate students should be briefed about the need and importance of professionalism through small-group discussions involving narratives, case scenarios, and role modeling by faculty. Professionalism of both students and faculties should be assessed and appropriate action taken. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Prasad Tukaram Dhikale Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava Srikanth Srinivasan Source Type: research

Estimation of the prevalence of tobacco consumption among rural women in South India using mixed methods analysis
Conclusion: The prevalence of tobacco consumption among the women was estimated to be above expectation of the national figures. Lower socioeconomic class and poor educational status were found to be major determinants for tobacco consumption among rural women. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava Prateek Saurabh Shrivastava Source Type: research

Insights into disaster management scenario among various health-care students in India: A multi-institutional, multi-professional study
Conclusions: Participants in the present study revealed that they were willing to partake in disaster management. The participants also reported poor behavior and knowledge scores but appropriate attitude scores. The present study highlights the need for curriculum changes and policy implications for effective integration of various sectors for disaster management, particularly in developing nations such as India, which have a definite scarcity of resources. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gururaghavendran Rajesh Almas Binnal Mithun B H. Pai S Vijayendranath Nayak Ramya Shenoy Ashwini Rao Source Type: research

Iodine deficiency during preconception period of adolescent girls residing in a district of Rajasthan, India
Conclusion: Adolescent girls, residing in an underdeveloped district, are in the transition phase from mild ID (goiter prevalence 15.3%) to iodine sufficiency (median UIC 266 μg/l). (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jyoti Vijay Sheel Sharma Umesh Kapil Ajeet Singh Bhadoria Source Type: research

Prevalence of dental caries among smoking and smokeless tobacco users attending dental hospital in Eastern region of Uttar Pradesh
Conclusion: The study has shown that tobacco habit is a risk factor for increased caries activity, and it is higher in smokers as compared to smokeless tobacco chewers. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neelam Mittal Nidhi Singh PG Naveen Kumar Source Type: research

Perceived stress and coping behavior among future nurses: A cross-sectional study in West Bengal, India
Conclusions: Stress from academics and clinics were high among nursing students. As they are the future carers, it is apt to intervene early to mitigate their stress and enhance their coping skills during professional training and practice. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aparajita Dasgupta Debayan Podder Bobby Paul Lina Bandyopadhyay Shamita Mandal Arkaprovo Pal Moumita Mandal Source Type: research

Prevalence and pattern of skin diseases in tribal villages of Gujarat: A teledermatology approach
Conclusion: Considering the high prevalence of skin diseases in tribal villages of Dahod, Gujarat coupled with limited availability of trained dermatologist, new innovative avenues like teledermatology should be explored. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rochit Rajesh Singhal Kandarp Narendra Talati Bankim Pankajkumar Gandhi Mayur Kiran Shinde Pragya A Nair Ajay Gajanan Phatak Source Type: research

Importance of & #8220;telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation & #8221; in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in India
Conclusion: This current research stresses the scale and seriousness of the implementation of T-CPR in OHCA in India. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jyothi Venkatesan Rani Janumpally Aruna Gimkala Vimal Megavaran Helge Myklebust GV Ramana Rao Source Type: research

Maternal health status in tribal India: A 5-year intervention program and its outcome
Conclusion: Promotion of existing good practices, behavior change, health technologies, and evidence-based emergency care improved the maternal health status of the secluded and underserved tribal community, but persistent effort is needed to enable women access the quality maternal health services provided under National Health Mission. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amit Sengupta Mamata Sahoo Asif Khan Raziya Shaikh Rukhsar Khan Source Type: research

Quality assessment of maternal death review: A pilot study in 10 high priority districts of Odisha State, India
Conclusions: The present study could contribute to a larger extent to address some of the gaps in the MDR process in the Odisha state. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sushree Samiksha Naik Nirmal Kumar Mohakud Abhipsa Mishra Mirabai Das Source Type: research

Association of vitamin D levels in coal miners: A case & #8211;control study
Conclusions: Even in the absence of statistically significant evidence of low Vitamin D level in underground workers compared to surface workers, there was indirect evidence (of differences in PTH) to indicate that Vitamin D level is lower in underground workers probably because of poor sunlight exposure. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sanjay Dash Sandhya Gupta Venkatarao Epari Priti Yugma Patra Source Type: research

A preliminary study of real-time capturing and sharing of routine health data among the public health professionals
Conclusion: EHR plays a vital role in capturing, storing, and sharing patient data for providing quality healthcare and it should be made mandatory by the central health agencies in the provision of patient care and reporting of notifiable communicable diseases at all levels. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Raghavendra Ganiga Radhika M Pai MM Manohara Pai Rajesh Kumar Sinha Source Type: research

Stress and coping strategies among undergraduate nursing students: A descriptive assessment from Western Rajasthan
Conclusions: Interface worries and academic-related concerns emerged as major source of stress. A positive trend was evident in the use of adaptive coping strategies over succumbing meekly. However, there is a great need to plan and implement stress management programs so that these budding health professionals could be better equipped and trained to face various challenges of the profession. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mamta Nebhinani Ashok Kumar Aashish Parihar Raj Rani Source Type: research

Factors to overcoming barriers affecting electronic medical record usage by physicians
Conclusion: The physician's acceptance for EMRs can be improved by focusing on the identified four factors, which are “positive attitude toward electronic medical records,” reliability of electronic medical records,” “difficulty level of use,” and “adaptability of electronic medical records.” (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ankit Singh Sammita Jadhav MR Roopashree Source Type: research

A case & #8211;control study on the role of deer fly in the transmission of hepatitis B in Kerala, South India
Conclusion: This study concluded proving the deer fly hypothesis to be false. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sangeetha Merrin Varghese Manju Koshy AL Sheeja Source Type: research

Determinants of home delivery among mothers in urban and rural Vadodara district, Gujarat, India
Conclusions: This study highlighted that several sociodemographic and obstetrics determinants related to mother were associated with home delivery in the study setting. Taking these findings into consideration, it is recommended that appropriate maternity services should be designed with a special focus on poor, uneducated, and multiparous women as well as it should ensure early registration of pregnancy for every pregnant woman. Institutional delivery should be encouraged and advocated among mothers having all previous deliveries at home. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nitin Agrawal Anjana Tiwari Source Type: research

Determinants of myocardial infarction in saurashtra region, Gujarat: A case & #8211;control study
Conclusion: The findings confirm the role of conventional risk factors for MI and also highlight the role of sociodemographic factors such as illiteracy, higher social class, low intake of leafy vegetables and fruits, and history of acute life event. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rajan Upadhyay Bharatkumar M Gohel Rajesh K Chudasama Source Type: research

Impact of health education intervention on breast cancer awareness among rural women of Tamil Nadu
Conclusion: This study highlights the awareness needs by the women and application of extensive strategies to increase the acceptance of cancer screening programs. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: B Nisha Ramachandran Murali Source Type: research

Comparison of mental health status of married and unmarried girls of late adolescent age in an urban slum of Delhi
Sujata Gupta, Neha Taneja, SK Kapoor, Amod KumarIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(2):145-148 Introduction: Late adolescence age (16–19 years) is organized around central task of achieving an identity. In India, age at marriage for girls has been legally declared as 18 years, but many girls are married much before this age. Early marriage for girls can have profound psychological and emotional impacts. Aims and Objectives: The aim was to study the impact of marriage on mental health of married girls of late adolescent age and to compare them with unmarried girls of the same age. Materials and Methods: A co...
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sujata Gupta Neha Taneja SK Kapoor Amod Kumar Source Type: research

Socioeconomic inequalities in clustering of health-compromising behaviours among Indian adolescents
Conclusion: The presence of clustering of health-compromising behaviors was considerably higher among adolescents with lower educational attainment and wealth. The area of residence has an important influence on socioeconomic inequalities in clustering of NCD risk factors. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manu Raj Mathur Ankur Singh Vijay Kumar Mishra Priyanka Parmar Deepti Nagrath Richard G Watt Georgios Tsakos Source Type: research

What lessons should pradhan mantri jan arogya yojana learn from the shortfalls of rashtriya swasthya bima yojana: The case of rashtriya swasthya bima yojana in Chhattisgarh
Conclusions: Although there has been an increase in the overall utilization, procedure-wise claims, and enrollment, there are signs of inequity, namely the skewed distribution of empanelled hospitals. Therefore, good or bad, RSBY offers important lessons to be learned for Ayushman Bharat. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: P Shirisha Source Type: research

Psychometric validation of a nutrition knowledge questionnaire among parents of 3 & #8211;6-Year-Old Asian Indian children in east Barddhaman district, West Bengal, India
Conclusions: The test comprises basic psychometric criteria of a valid and reliable 32-item knowledge questionnaire which further forms an instrument for measuring current scenario and interpreting changes associated with intervention work aiming improvement of dietary and nutrition knowledge-practice in the middle-to-low socioeconomic community. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nilita Das Arnab Ghosh Source Type: research

Accountability in Healthcare in India
This article provides more nuanced understanding of accountability which includes the specification of accountability, conceptual framework of accountability, and its potential approaches for how accountability is viewed today in India with reference to the Central, State, District, and other stakeholders. It examines the role of accountability in making accountable health plans, and its relationship governance/ownership structures as a key component of health-care reforms as improved accountability is a major element in improving the health system performance. The article elaborates on the definition of accountability in ...
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manish Priyadarshi Sanjiv Kumar Source Type: research

Our fight against the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic: A review of India & #39;s actions and proposed way forward
Sanjay Zodpey, Himanshu Negandhi, Aman Dua, Akshaya Vasudevan, Mitali RajaIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(2):117-124 A new strain of coronavirus named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has overwhelmed the world with its rapid spread and high number of cases. SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19 disease which may present with mild, moderate, or severe illness. In severe cases, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, and septic shock can occur. Individuals above 60 years and people with preexisting comorbidities are at higher risk for developing serious complications. The incuba...
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sanjay Zodpey Himanshu Negandhi Aman Dua Akshaya Vasudevan Mitali Raja Source Type: research

COVID-19: Epidemiology and public health aspects
T RajgopalIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(2):111-116 (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: T Rajgopal Source Type: research

Is small scale dairy farming dying out ? An In-depth study
Conclusion: The study recommends that support (in the form of subsidy) should be provided to small scale dairy farmers for accessing land and provender. Awareness about the importance and scope of small scale dairy farming as a stable career opportunity should be spread among the young generation. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mansi Jatwani Sumant Swain Source Type: research

The fate and management of sick and dying cattle & #8211; Consequences on small-scale dairy farmers of peri-urban areas in India
Conclusions: There is a gap in current practices and management of sick and dying cattle. Small-scale farmers prefer to dispose their cattle in an informal way. It needs to improve animal welfare by modeling guidelines for disposal of dead cattle and its consequences pertaining to zoonoses. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shruti Pahwa Sumant Swain Source Type: research

An assessment of knowledge regarding the risk of zoonoses and hygiene practices among females with livestock in South-West Delhi, India: A cross-sectional study
Conclusion: 75% of the respondents had low knowledge on specific zoonotic diseases, hence importance should be given on increasing knowledge about the correct handling of the livestock especially in female population through national-programs and strengthening One-Health efforts. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Priya Chinchwadkar Pradeep Panda Source Type: research

Practices that are potential risks to an increase in zoonotic tuberculosis: A cross-sectional study among cattle holders in peri-urban area of Sonipat
Conclusion: The risky practices such as attending animal fares, treating sick cattle, and contact with stray animal and in dietary practices of milk and meat consumption increase the zTB risk. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonam Barak Lakra Divya Aggarwal Source Type: research

Community acceptance of available milk and assessment of its quality in peri-urban area of Southwest Delhi
Conclusion: Community perceives good taste as traits of good quality milk followed by good smell, digestibility, and color and economical. The presence of neutralizer in packaged milk followed by detergent and urea. There was no difference in the presence of adulterants in packaged milk at the level of end user or vendor. There is a slight difference in the presence of adulterants in unpackaged milk at level of end user. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Purnima Rai Sumant Swain Pankaj Talreja Source Type: research

Assessment of knowledge and practices of hygienic milk production among dairy farmworkers, Southwest Delhi
Conclusion: Knowledge level -It can be observed that 66.6% of the dairy farmworkers belong to category 2 (medium), whereas 13.3% and 20% of dairy farmworkers belong to category 1 (low) and 3 (high), respectively. Practice level –This study indicates that 60% of the dairy farmworkers belong to category 2 (medium), followed by 21.6% and 18.3% of the dairy farmworkers belong to category 1 (low) and 3 (high), respectively. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ikra Ahmed Sumesh Kumar Divya Aggarwal Source Type: research

Assessment of hygienic milking practices and prevalence of bovine mastitis in small dairy farms of peri-urban area of Jaipur
Conclusions: Hygiene practices are of substandard among the suppliers and the distributors. There is a risk of prevalence of bovine mastitis. This indicates that there is a lack of awareness about the risk associated with bovine mastitis and management. Therefore, there is a need to strengthen farmers' awareness on milking hygiene practices and handling of milk, to minimize the likely losses due to rejection of spoiled milk and milk-borne dangers, which may occur due to consumption of contaminated milk. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Akshita Singh Anandhi Ramachandran Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude, and practice about hygiene among livestock keepers in peri-urban area of vadodara district, Gujarat
Conclusion: This study indicates that education has impact on knowledge about zoonotic disease, its transmission, and how hygiene is important to prevent zoonotic disease. Further, there is a need to increase the awareness about hygiene among livestock keepers with regard to personal, animal, and milk hygiene. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vaibhavi Khadayata Divya Aggarwal Source Type: research

Potential risk factors of brucellosis in dairy farmers of peri-urban areas of South West Delhi
Conclusions: The study concluded in bringing out the contributing risk factors for brucellosis. The study concluded that treating animal infection on their own and helping animals during reproduction without using protective gear, as major contributing risk for brucellosis. Other factors includes, keeping animals in close proximity during sleep, irregular vaccination, etc. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Navita Yadav Divya Aggarwal Source Type: research

Changing role of nursing cadre under emerging zoonotic diseases
This article attempts to discuss the role of nurses under emerging zoonotic disease infections. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Divya Aggarwal Sumant Swain Anandhi Ramachandran Vijit Chaturvedi Sanjiv Kumar Source Type: research

One health approach to address zoonotic diseases
Divya Aggarwal, Anandhi RamachandranIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(5):6-8 The world of animals, humans, and environment is interlinked, giving rise to a number of benefits as well as a spread in zoonosis and multifactorial chronic diseases. With the emergence of antimicrobial resistances and environmental pollution, addressing these diseases needs an interdisciplinary and intersectoral expertise. “One Health (OH)” refers to such collaboration between local, national, and global experts from public health, health care, forestry, veterinary, environmental, and other related disciplines to bring abo...
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Divya Aggarwal Anandhi Ramachandran Source Type: research

Overview of zoonotic diseases in peri-urban areas and introduction to the special issue
Divya Aggarwal, Sumant Swain, BS Singh, Sanjiv KumarIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(5):3-5 Emerging zoonoses are the product of socio economic and anthropogenic environmental changes. As human societies continue to develop, pathogens from animal hosts have continued to spill over into our population However, Peri-urban ecosystems remain neglected in the country. With a subsequent increase in demand for food, there has been an expansion of formal and informal livestock-based food production sectors in these areas. The increasing close contact between animals and humans in both work and living environments crea...
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Divya Aggarwal Sumant Swain BS Singh Sanjiv Kumar Source Type: research

Zoonotic diseases in India
Sanjiv Kumar, Sumant Swain, GS Preetha, BS Singh, Divya AggarwalIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(5):1-2 (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sanjiv Kumar Sumant Swain GS Preetha BS Singh Divya Aggarwal Source Type: research

Physical violence against doctors: A content analysis from online Indian newspapers
Arulmozhi Madhivanan, Vinayagamoorthy Venugopal, Amol R DongreIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(1):108-109 (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Arulmozhi Madhivanan Vinayagamoorthy Venugopal Amol R Dongre Source Type: research

School training strategies for prevention and control of dengue
Swati Alok, Samrun Nessa, Sajeli Begum AhilIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(1):106-107 (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Swati Alok Samrun Nessa Sajeli Begum Ahil Source Type: research

Fire safety hazards: How safe are our hospitals ?
Rashmi Sharma, Harsh Bakshi, Anupam BanerjeeIndian Journal of Community Medicine 2020 45(1):104-105 (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rashmi Sharma Harsh Bakshi Anupam Banerjee Source Type: research

Perception of doctor & #8211;patient relationship in the present time from the viewpoint of doctors: A qualitative study at a tertiary health-care center in Eastern India
Conclusions: A healthy doctor–patient relationship is instrumental in the holistic picture of health care. Doctors, patients, administration, and media have shared causation to the problem and have equal responsibility for its amendment. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Barun Kumar Uttam Kumar Paul Dilip Kumar Pal Source Type: research

A community-based cross-sectional study about the quality of life in postmenopausal women in rural Puducherry
Conclusion: The menopause-related symptoms had a negative effect on the QOL of postmenopausal women. The study can help in creating awareness and also in helping in educating women for early identification of the frequent menopausal symptoms. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: R Sivapragasam S Rajini S Rajalakshmi K Priyanga V Rajesh R Priyadharshini Source Type: research

Prevalence of consumption of smokeless tobacco products and exposure to second-hand smoke among women in the reproductive age group in a rural area of Koppal, Karnataka
Conclusion: The present study concludes that SLT consumption is high among women in the reproductive age group in the study setting and identifies multiple determinants for effective planning of interventions. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: BY Yuvaraj Vijaykumar P Mane Mallappa Biradar Virupakshappa Nayaka Rashmi Sreenivasamurthy Source Type: research

Prevalence of pet dog ownership in an urban colony of East Delhi and awareness regarding canine zoonotic diseases and responsible pet ownership among dog owners
Conclusion: This study provides us with a better understanding of the lacunae in awareness of zoonotic diseases and its preventive measures among pet owners. All pet owners have a responsibility to ensure that their pets are healthy and free from disease. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vinu Cherian Preeti Dugg Amir Maroof Khan Source Type: research

Prevalence of maternal measles antibody and its associated factors among infants in Coastal Karnataka, India
Conclusion: The prevalence of persistent MMA (IgG titer ≥200 mIU/ml) among the infants aged 9–12 months was 10%. The choice of vaccinating infants at the end of 9 months for the first dose of measles vaccine is justified as the remaining (90%) of infants were susceptible for measles infection at this age. (Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine)
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: S Sathiyanarayanan Pawan Kumar Chythra R Rao Arun Kumar Asha Kamath Veena Kamath Source Type: research