Obituary: Prof. Vinod K Srivastava
Shivendra SinghIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):326-326 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shivendra Singh Source Type: research

COVID-19: A policy window for E-cigarette regulation
Priyadharshini Ramakrishnan, Aishwarya Ashok, Pragati B HebbarIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):324-325 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Priyadharshini Ramakrishnan Aishwarya Ashok Pragati B Hebbar Source Type: research

Devastating impacts of COVID-19: An experience of abandoned child at a tertiary care hospital
Deepali Thakur, Navneet Dhaliwal, Sruti Sharma, Anil Kumar GuptaIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):321-323 There were many challenges faced by both health-care workers and the common population during the COVID-19 pandemic. One such case was witnessed where a migrant worker abandoned his child in a tertiary care hospital, while he was undergoing treatment for acute liver disease and was reported COVID-19 positive. The child was treated for COVID-19 in the dedicated isolation facility of the hospital as per the guidelines. Later, when the child was declared COVID-19 negative and was ready to discharge, treating doc...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Deepali Thakur Navneet Dhaliwal Sruti Sharma Anil Kumar Gupta Source Type: research

Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis treated with bedaquiline: A case report in the particularly vulnerable tribal group of Madhya Pradesh, India
Prashant Mishra, R Sharma, R Yadav, Gaurav Bansal, VG Rao, Jyothi BhatIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):318-320 The management of drug-resistant (DR) tuberculosis (TB) remains a challenge particularly in remote rural areas of the country. Although the treatment with wholly oral drug regimens, including bedaquiline (BDQ) and delamanid, is rolled out under the National TB Elimination Program, little is known about its coverage and the effectiveness in hard-to-reach tribal areas. The present report describes the early identification and successful management, through team effort, of a case of extensively DR TB belon...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Prashant Mishra R Sharma R Yadav Gaurav Bansal VG Rao Jyothi Bhat Source Type: research

Nonverbal closed loop communication during COVID-19 pandemic & #8211; Proposal of four tick technique
Vinodhadevi Vijayakumar, Omprakash Srinivasan, Arimanickam Ganesamoorthi, Naveenkumar VijayakumarIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):315-317 This COVID-19 pandemic has posed difficulty in verbal communication among health-care workers with usage of respirators and personal protective equipments. We propose a four tick technique for the nonverbal closed loop communication in health-care settings with limited resources such as low and middle-income countries. It is simple, easy to learn, train, effective, ensuring patient safety and can be extended to nonhealth-care settings and in electronic form. (Source: Indian Jo...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vinodhadevi Vijayakumar Omprakash Srinivasan Arimanickam Ganesamoorthi Naveenkumar Vijayakumar Source Type: research

Cholera pulse vaccination: A possible elimination strategy for cholera in endemic countries
Neelam Taneja, Swati Gupta, Jutang Babat Ain Tiewsoh, Sonakshi SrivastavaIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):311-314 Cholera is a diarrheal disease causing major health issue in developing countries where it is endemic and causes outbreaks. India ranks first with an estimated 675,188 number of cases and 20,256 number of deaths annually with one-third of its population at risk. The two broad approaches for cholera control are improving sanitation and vaccination. Now both live and killed oral vaccines are available. Live vaccines are advantageous in respect of intestinal colonization and rapid immune response and al...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neelam Taneja Swati Gupta Jutang Babat Ain Tiewsoh Sonakshi Srivastava Source Type: research

COVID-19 vaccine and the cold chain implications for global adoption
Manoja Kumar DasIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):307-310 The COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally with 190.8 million infected cases and 4.1 million deaths as of July 18, 2021. In absence of any definite antiviral agent availability and therapeutic armamentarium, vaccines are considered critical. While 20 vaccines are in use, about 295 vaccines are underdevelopment globally using eleven technological platforms. While the vaccines have >80% efficacy, the ultracold (−70°C and −20°C) storage and logistics requirements for some raise concerns for implementation, especially in developing...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manoja Kumar Das Source Type: research

Influencing factors of community empowerment for domestic waste prevention and management among people living in river basin: A scoping review
This study aimed to identify factors influencing community empowerment for domestic waste prevention and management, as well as the intervention for improvement. A scoping review was conducted using databases such as Google Scholar, EBSCOhost, and PubMed with keywords such as community empowerment, domestic waste management, waste prevention, and healthy living, published from 2009 to 2019. Initially, a total of 57,339 articles were retrieved, and with inclusion and exclusion criteria, eight articles were included for this review. Based on the results, three influencing factors were found at the individual, community, and ...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neti Juniarti Maulida Nurapipah Desy Indra Yani Citra Windani Mambang Sari Source Type: research

Factors associated with late antenatal care initiation among pregnant women attending a comprehensive healthcare facility in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
This study has found high rates of late ANC initiation among pregnant women in the study area. The factors associated with late ANC initiation should be addressed to contribute to the reduction of late ANC initiation, and this in turn can improve maternal and fetal health. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Salda Samiah Muhammad Haroon Stanikzai Abdul Wahed Wasiq Hadia Sayam Source Type: research

Effect of vitamin-D supplementation on self-perceived health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women in Ludhiana, Punjab
Nimila Elsa Mathews, Paramita Sengupta, Anoop Ivan BenjaminIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):294-297 Postmenopausal women are routinely prescribed calcium and Vitamin-D supplements in view of their increased risk of osteoporosis and fractures. A community-based interventional study was undertaken to determine the effect of Vitamin-D supplementation on self-perceived health-related quality of life in 290 postmenopausal women over 6 months in 2015. Vitamin D (60,000 IU) was supplemented for 8 weeks. The CDC-Health-Related Quality-of-Life Questionnaire -14 was administered to the subjects at baseline and post interv...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nimila Elsa Mathews Paramita Sengupta Anoop Ivan Benjamin Source Type: research

Perceptions on the impact of a structured community-based training model in undergraduate medical training during the first phase of clinical exposure: A qualitative study from Kerala
This study observed that the remote hospital-based training has positively influenced the students. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shaliet Rose Sebastian Geethu Mathew Abel K Samuel Johnson Avira Chacko Bichu P Babu Marina Rajan Joseph Source Type: research

Outcomes of integrating quitline methodology in tobacco cessation delivered through a model tobacco treatment clinic of a private sector hospital at Rajasthan, India
Rakesh Gupta, Garima Bhatt, Sameer Narake, Harsh Udawat, Sonu GoelIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):287-290 India despite progress in tobacco cessation delivery in government sector has lagged in private health sector. Adopting a two-fold approach of intensive intervention-based counseling with (or without) pharmacotherapy; and prescheduled proactive follow-ups over the subsequent year, this study reports 337 tobacco patients, each followed for a period of 1 year. It observed a quit rate (QR) of 40.9% for total abstinence at 1 year but with a drop of 15.9% when patients were followed up, up to 6 months (4...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rakesh Gupta Garima Bhatt Sameer Narake Harsh Udawat Sonu Goel Source Type: research

Prevalence of uropathogens and their antimicrobial resistance pattern among adult diabetic patients
Conclusion: The prevalence of UTI and MDR to commonly used antibiotics among diabetic patients is alarming, and thus, isolation of uropathogenic bacteria and antimicrobial susceptibility testing is crucial for the treatment of UTI in persons with diabetes. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sushant Kande Shubhransu Patro Ansuman Panigrahi Pankaj Kumar Khora Dipti Pattnaik Source Type: research

What and how much do the community health officers and auxiliary nurse midwives do in health and wellness centres in a block in Punjab ? A time-motion study
Conclusion: The introduction of HWCs and CHOs has nudged the health system toward comprehensive primary health care by placing a renewed emphasis on NCDs. The study provides useful evidence for staff, program implementers, and policymakers, to aid informed decision-making for human resource management. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sehr Brar Neha Purohit Shankar Prinja Gurmandeep Singh Pankaj Bahuguna Manmeet Kaur Source Type: research

Discriminatory ability of mid-upper arm circumference in identifying overweight and obese adolescents: Findings from the comprehensive national nutrition survey, India
Conclusion: Age- and sex-specific MUAC cut-offs could be considered as a screening tool for identifying overweight and obese adolescents. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nitika Nitika Source Type: research

Men & #39;s involvement in women & #39;s reproductive health: A community-based mixed-method study
Conclusion: Men were involved in planning the pregnancy, supporting their spouse by accompanying for antenatal checkups, discussing with their partners about the complications faced during pregnancy. Health care facility-related factors and faith were perceived as hindering factors for males' involvement in reproductive health by either gender. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yogesh Arvind Bahurupi Lalithambigai Chellamuthu Kavita Vasudevan Source Type: research

Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 seroprevalence study in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra, India coinciding with falling trend & #8211; Do the results suggest imminent herd immunity ?
Conclusion: A considerable proportion of population had encountered the novel coronavirus approaching partial, if not complete, herd immunity, which may partly explain the declining trend in spite of easing of lockdown restrictions. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amitav Banerjee Bhargav Gaikwad Atul Desale Sudhir Laxman Jadhav Hetal Rathod Kajal Srivastava Source Type: research

Characteristics of substance abusing female sex workers and identifying the changing trends in sex work dynamics in Imphal, Northeast India: A mixed-method study
Conclusions: Substances abusing FSWs predominantly uses heroin before sexual act and continue to practice unprotected sex. Newer technology like mobile phones was used for soliciting clients. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ojit Konjengbam Khaba Bishwalata Rajkumari Usharani Devi Longjam Source Type: research

Role of auricular laser acupuncture and psychological counseling in reducing nicotine dependence due to smoking: A randomized controlled trial
Conclusion: Auricular laser acupuncture with psychological counseling was effective in reducing nicotine dependence due to smoking. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chandrabhaga S Velangi Puja Chandrashekar Yavagal L Nagesh Source Type: research

Does implementation of the universal health insurance affect the quality of referral in the healthcare system ? A cross-sectional comparative study in Egypt
Conclusions: The study indicates that considerable improvements in the quality of the referral process were achieved. However, the system needs more efforts related to in-service training of the staff, feedback letter. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nesrine Saad Farrag Abdel-Hady El-Gilany Ateya Megahed Ibrahim Sherehan Abdelsalam Source Type: research

Health insurance coverage and its determinants among middle-income households in Urban Puducherry: A mixed methods study
Conclusion: The health insurance coverage of 41% among MIH is better despite the fact that there was no public insurance scheme available for them in Puducherry. The MIH with the identified determinants might be considered in future for including them under publicly sponsored health insurance scheme. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Poomathy Ponnusamy Vinayagamoorthy Venugopal Amol R Dongre Source Type: research

Pulmonary function parameters and its determinants among cement factory workers in Chhattisgarh: A cross-sectional study
Conclusion: Working in dusty environment along with other factors in cement factories significantly decrease lung parameters. Exposure with dust is strong predictor for chronic respiratory symptoms. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pradeep Kumar Dewangan Nirmal Verma Neha Shrivastava Manish A Prasad Source Type: research

Exploration of dietary diversity and its associated factors among infant and young children in Rural Tamil Nadu & #8211; A mixed-method study
Conclusion: Inappropriate dietary diversity among 6–23 months children in the rural block of Tamil Nadu, South India, is extensive (75%). Current Child development programs should focus to address these issues based on these identified contextual factors. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kalaiselvi Selvaraj Tovia Stephen S Princy Priyadharshini Nikita Radhakrishnan Mohamed Ashic Source Type: research

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and the lessons learned from global pandemic
Sushma Acquilla, Bharat Sibal, Heema Shukla, Suzanna Mathews, Gurpreet Kaur Rai, Monica LakhanpaulIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(3):215-217 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sushma Acquilla Bharat Sibal Heema Shukla Suzanna Mathews Gurpreet Kaur Rai Monica Lakhanpaul Source Type: research

Challenges and prospects in india & #39;s digital health journey
Nachiket Gudi, Theophilus Lakiang, Sanjay Pattanshetty, Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari, Oommen JohnIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(2):209-212 India's journey in the digital health arena and its contribution to the landmark resolution on digital health by the World Health Organization has been recognized globally. India has demonstrated its commitment to leverage digital health as a health system strengthening intervention, as outlined in the National Digital Health Blueprint based on which, the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) is currently being piloted by the National health authority. Further, the Sandbox...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nachiket Gudi Theophilus Lakiang Sanjay Pattanshetty Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari Oommen John Source Type: research

COVID-19 vaccination and the power of rumors: Why we must & #8220;Tune in & #8221;
Rajib Dasgupta, Pallavi Mishra, Kavita YadavIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(2):206-208 Rumors have significantly affected immunization campaigns in the past. The ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program in India needs to frame public communication messages both to promote vaccine demand and update as well as counter COVID-related rumors. COVID-related rumors have had wide-ranging effects in the country, from stigmatization of health workers to a crash of prices in the poultry sector. Appropriate communication strategies are critical for tracking, negotiating, and shaping perceptions around the vaccines and the program...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rajib Dasgupta Pallavi Mishra Kavita Yadav Source Type: research

Epidemiological profiling of fatal road crashes in Puducherry, South Coastal India
This study explores epidemiological profile of fatal road crashes in a south Indian urban setting. Between April and June 2019, secondary data on fatal road crashes in Puducherry district for 3-year period (2016, 2017, and 2018) were accessed from traffic police records and analyzed. Raw data accessed in descriptive format was converted to analyzable objective format by self-developed data extraction template. 154 fatal crashes happened in Puducherry during this period. Most victims were males (85.7%), in productive age group (41.5%), with higher rates in monsoon and winter seasons (35.1% each), during evening-...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: N Anand Biju Soman Manivel Prakash Source Type: research

Adherence to anti-hypertensive medications and its determinants: A study among hypertensive stroke patients in a tertiary care government hospital of West Bengal
Adrija Ray, Tapobrata Guha Ray, Jyotirmoy Pal, Biman Kanti Ray, Debasish Sanyal, Souvik DubeyIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(2):198-202 There is a paucity of antihypertensive drug adherence studies among stroke patients in West Bengal. With an aim to identify antihypertensive drug adherence and its determinants, this descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted for 2 months among a calculated sample of 133 study participants using predesigned and pretested schedule, the metric “Proportion of days covered (PDC),” and the Morisky, Green, and Levine (MGL) Scale. Data were compiled and analyzed using SP...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adrija Ray Tapobrata Guha Ray Jyotirmoy Pal Biman Kanti Ray Debasish Sanyal Souvik Dubey Source Type: research

Characteristics of musculoskeletal pain among employees of fish processing factory in Udupi City, Karnataka
The objective of the study was to determine the characteristics of MSP among them and its association with the nature of the job and work condition. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 364 employees of five fish processing factories using standard questionnaires. Descriptive analysis and Chi-square test were performed using SPSS software version 15.0. The prevalence of MSP was 77.7% affecting more of the upper extremities (43.8%). Mild and moderate types of pain were more (37.6%) that resulted due to repeated work (30.2%) and work method (35.4%) that include extreme temperature and work posture....
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rajesh Navada V. Gundmi Somu Gangahanumaiah Arun Gundmi Maiya Vasudeva Guddattu Source Type: research

Multi-morbidity and blood pressure control: Results of a cross-sectional study among school teachers in Kerala, India
GK Mini, Malu Mohan, PS Sarma, KR ThankappanIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(2):190-193 The patterns of concordant and discordant comorbidities of hypertension and their association with hypertension control were ascertained in this cross-sectional study. A total of 402 adults with hypertension were identified from the baseline survey of a randomized controlled trial for hypertension control among school teachers in Kerala. Chronic conditions were captured and categorized into concordant and discordant comorbidities. Nearly 57% of teachers with hypertension reported multimorbidity. Concordant morbidity was repo...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: GK Mini Malu Mohan PS Sarma KR Thankappan Source Type: research

Iodine intake among pregnant mothers residing in hilly terrains of two districts of Himachal Pradesh, India
Conclusion: Recent iodine intake among pregnant women was observed to be adequate, but efforts are to be done to assess the reasons for less and excessive UIC among women. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dinesh Kumar Sunil Kumar Raina Raman Chauhan Parveen Kumar Sushant Sharma Source Type: research

Male participation in reproductive health care of women and factors associated with interpersonal relationship: A cross-sectional study in a rural community of Ambala District in Haryana
Conclusion: Male participation in reproductive health care of women was reasonably high. Spouses were having good interpersonal relationships meeting expectations of women. Efforts should be made for increasing male involvement and encouraging better interpersonal communications for attaining desired reproductive health outcomes for women. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Meghna Walia Anshu Mittal Dinesh Kumar Source Type: research

Human immunodeficiency virus status disclosure among people living with human immunodeficiency virus receiving care in Enugu, Nigeria: A mixed method study
Conclusion: This study revealed high voluntary disclosure rate to someone within the social network, but lower and delayed disclosure rate to sexual partners. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeoma Maureen Obionu Chinyere Cecilia Okeke Ikechukwu Eke-Okoro Emmanuel Nwabueze Aguwa Chika Nwanma Onwasigwe Source Type: research

Vitamin D status and associated factors among peri menopausal women in two selected districts of Kerala
Conclusion: The study showed that Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent among the study population. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bindhu Vasudevan Usha Karunakaran Alwin Antony Reshmi Ramachandran Source Type: research

Contraceptive behavior and unmet need among the tribal married women aged 15 & #8211;49 years: A cross-sectional study in a community development block of paschim Bardhaman District, West Bengal
Conclusion: Issues contributing to unsatisfactory contraceptive behavior and high unmet need for family planning need to be addressed appropriately. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ananya Mukherjee Niladri Banerjee Somnath Naskar Sima Roy Dilip Kumar Das Sutapa Mandal Source Type: research

Prevalence of dementia in India: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion: Dementia is a common neuropsychiatric condition in the Indian elderly population. Further, evidence-based national survey is needed to estimate the exact prevalence of the disease in the country. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Amrita Choudhary Jay Kumar Ranjan Hari Shanker Asthana Source Type: research

Effect of feeding practices on nutritional status of infant and young children residing in urban slums of berhampur: A decision tree approach
Conclusion: With the decision tree approach, the probability of malnutrition in relation to various feeding practices patterns can be easily explained to the mothers and health workers as compared to interpreting odds ratio and strict adherence to IYCF guidelines can also be ensured. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Durga Madhab Satapathy Nivedita Karmee Sanjaya Kumar Sahoo Sithun Kumar Patro Debasish Pandit Source Type: research

Sexual health problems and health-seeking behavior of men who have sex with men in Agra City, Uttar Pradesh
Conclusion: High prevalence of sexual health problems was found among MSM who engage in high-risk sexual behavior. MSM requires access to STIs screening. Behavior change communication is needed to improve their health-seeking behavior. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Khan Iqbal Aqeel SS Chaudhary SK Misra Geetu Singh Prashant Lavania Source Type: research

Facilitators and barriers of service utilization: Perspectives of stakeholders in a family health center of central Kerala - A qualitative study
Conclusion: The concept of FHC is agreeable to both the health-care workers and the community. The barriers can be tackled at this stage, and there is a scope to improve health-care quality if this model is introduced across the country. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sajna Mathumkunnath Vijayan Safa Puliyakkadi Swathi Chalil Source Type: research

Evaluation of village health and nutrition day program in a block of Hooghly District, West Bengal: A mixed-methods approach
Conclusion: Proper resource mobilization, maintenance and cleanliness of the session sites, appropriate and wholesome counseling can vastly improve the quality of VHND with the concurrent improvement of maternal and child health. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sweety Suman Jha Aparajita Dasgupta Bobby Paul Pritam Ghosh Akanksha Yadav Source Type: research

Assessment of grassroot level health care service delivery system in a community development block of Haryana: A cross sectional study
Conclusion: A good correlation was observed between individual parameters with total score, indicating higher performance of health-care delivery system. The future studies should focus on understanding the gaps at grassroot level and lay down the dashboard indicators for objectively evaluating health-care delivery system. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kritika Upadhyay Siva Santosh Kumar Pentapati Rai Singh Sonu Goel Source Type: research

Relation between body factors, physical activity, and mental health among adult women and men: The Korea national health and nutrition examination survey
Conclusion: These results suggest promoting PA may lead to enhance mental health. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Woo Kyung Kim Won Chung Chung Source Type: research

Impact assessment of accreditation in primary and secondary public health-care institutions in Kerala, India
Conclusion: If accreditation has to bring the embedded quality, structural, and procedural aspects of health-care facilities must be improved. Structural upgradation of a health-care facility alone cannot guarantee patient satisfaction. Accreditation process must be perceived as a tool for holistic and continuous transformation of a health-care facility overarching infrastructural and interpersonal domains. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sindhu Joseph Source Type: research

Application of Health Behavioral Models in Smoking Cessation & #8211; A Systematic Review
Conclusion: Both HBM- and TTM-based trainings were found to have positive effects on both smoking cessation and progression between the stages. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Karthikayan Ravi K Indrapriyadharshini PD Madankumar Source Type: research

Dimension reduction of subjective motivational values toward child gender tool tested in women of reproductive age from a hospital in rural area of Himachal Pradesh, India
Conclusion: MCVG is novel tool in its kind with well scalable properties in measuring subjective motivational values towards child gender. After EFA, total questions across 10 domains reduced from 52 to 28, across 8 domains, loaded on 8 factors with good reliability and agreement. (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dinesh Kumar Shabab Ahmad Chirag Goel Avi Kumar Bansal Shripad Patil Source Type: research

One health paradigm: Challenges and opportunities for mitigating vulnerabilities associated with health of living beings
Arun Kumar SharmaIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(2):93-95 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Arun Kumar Sharma Source Type: research

Celebrating small victories & #8211; My journey through two decades of AIDS response
Sanjay Zodpey, Subhash SalunkeIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):89-90 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sanjay Zodpey Subhash Salunke Source Type: research

Till we win: India & #39;s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
Rajib DasguptaIndian Journal of Public Health 2021 65(1):87-88 (Source: Indian Journal of Public Health)
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rajib Dasgupta Source Type: research

Scrub typhus with secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a 3-month-old child from a tertiary care hospital of Odisha
Sanjay Kumar Sahu, Jyoti Ranjan Behera, Sushrith Kumar YadavIndian 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. ...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sanjay Kumar Sahu Jyoti Ranjan Behera Sushrith Kumar Yadav Source Type: research

Meeting oxygen requirements of rural India: A self-contained solution
Nirupam Madaan, Biraj Chandra Paul, Randeep GuleriaIndian 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 ...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nirupam Madaan Biraj Chandra Paul Randeep Guleria Source Type: research