Indian Journal of Community Medicine

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  1. The unprecedented role of computers in improvement and transformation of public health: an emerging priority.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):8 (2015) PMID 25657506 PMCID PMC4317987

  2. Adarsh gram: a gandhian dream of gram swaraj.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):1 (2015) PMID 25657504 PMCID PMC4317974

  3. Risk factors for acute myocardial infarction in central India: a case-control study.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):19 (2015) PMID 25657508 PMCID PMC4317976

    Atherosclerosis is a multi-factorial disease involving the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Studies highlighting the public health importance of risk factors like chronic infections causing acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the Indian context are scarce. This study was undertak...
  4. Accuracy of visual assessment by school teachers in school eye screening program in delhi.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):38 (2015) PMID 25657511 PMCID PMC4317979

    Although school eye screening is a major activity of the National Program for Control of Blindness, inadequate evidence exists about accuracy of school teachers in screening. Compare quality of referral for subnormal vision by school teachers and primary eye care workers (PECW) in school childre...
  5. HIV-Risk Behavior Among the Male Migrant Factory Workers in a North Indian City.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(2):108 (2015) PMID 25861172 PMCID PMC4389497

    Male migrants act as a bridge for transmitting infection from core risk groups to general population and hence this group becomes essential for the HIV control program. Migrant workers constitute a large proportion of workforce in India and HIV/AIDS epidemic in them would cause huge economic los...
  6. Dengue Fever outbreak in delhi, north India: a clinico-epidemiological study.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(2):135 (2015) PMID 25861176 PMCID PMC4389501

    Dengue viruses, single-stranded positive polarity ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses of the family Flaviviridae, are the most common cause of arboviral disease in the world. We report a clinico-epidemiological study of the dengue fever outbreak of 2010 from a tertiary care hospital in Delhi, North I...
  7. Serological, Clinical, and Epidemiological Profile of Human Brucellosis in Rural India.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(3):163 (2015) PMID 26170539 PMCID PMC4478656

    Brucellosis is an important but neglected zoonotic disease in India. Due to frequent animal contact, high prevalence of this disease, though expected in rural population, has not been much studied. The study was carried out to determine serological, clinical, and epidemiological profile includin...
  8. Defining and Measuring Vulnerability in Young People.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(3):193 (2015) PMID 26170545 PMCID PMC4478662

    Adolescents and youth, together addressed as "young people", form the future building blocks of any society. They being most energetic and dynamic, tend to get involved in high-risk behaviors making themselves susceptible to criminal offences, accidents, physical injuries, emotional trauma, and ...
  9. The Knowledge and Uptake of Travel Vaccine Among Medical Doctors in a Tertiary Health Institution in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(3):177 (2015) PMID 26170542 PMCID PMC4478659

    Travelers play a significant role in the spread of infectious diseases across international borders, through their travel patterns and behaviors. Travel maybe the only risk factor for infectious diseases that are well controlled in the travelers' country of residence, particularly vaccine-preven...
  10. Air nicotine levels in public places in ahmedabad, India: before and after implementation of the smoking ban.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):27 (2015) PMID 25657509 PMCID PMC4317977

    To compare air nicotine levels in public places in Ahmedabad, India, before (June 2008) and after (January, 2010) the implementation of a comprehensive smoking ban which was introduced in October 2008. Air nicotine concentrations were measured by sampling of vapor-phase nicotine using passive mo...
  11. Models for primary eye care services in India.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(2):79 (2015) PMID 25861167 PMCID PMC4389507

    Blindness and visual impairment continues to be a major public health problem in India. Availability and easy access to primary eye care services is essential for elimination of avoidable blindness. 'Vision 2020: The Right to Sight - India' envisaged the need for establishing primary eye care un...
  12. Managing bosses and peers.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):14 (2015) PMID 25657507 PMCID PMC4317975

  13. Prevalence and association of physical activity with obesity: an urban, community-based, cross-sectional study.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(2):103 (2015) PMID 25861171 PMCID PMC4389496

    To study levels of physical activity and various measures of obesity and their association in an urban population. Cross sectional. One thousand and forty-seven individuals between the ages 25-64 years systematically sampled from a community-based population database were contacted through a hou...
  14. Up Gradation of Departments of Community Medicine by Setting up Epidemiology Resource Centre: Need of an Hour.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):5 (2015) PMID 25657505 PMCID PMC4317982

  15. Prevalence of Malnutrition and Relationship with Scholastic Performance among Primary and Secondary School Children in Two Select Private Schools in Bangalore Rural District (India).

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(2):97 (2015) PMID 25861170 PMCID PMC4389510

    Malnutrition is a serious problem among children in developing countries. In India; a school meal program is in place to combat malnutrition, but only in government schools. This study is an attempt to assess the prevalence of malnutrition in primary and secondary school children in private scho...
  16. On the Study of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index (BMI) and Weight Gain as Indicators of Nutritional Status of Pregnant Women Belonging to Low Socio-Economic Category: A Study from Assam.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(3):198 (2015) PMID 26170546 PMCID PMC4478663

    Women, particularly pregnant women, are the most vulnerable population of the society and their health status is one of the major indicators of development. There were enough studies on pre pregnancy body mass index (IPBMI) and inadequate weight gain during pregnancy (IWGP) of women in other par...
  17. Yoga and Mental Health in Medical Students: Some Methodological Considerations.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(3):208 (2015) PMID 26170548 PMCID PMC4478665

  18. Sugar, salt, fat, and chronic disease epidemic in India: is there need for policy interventions?

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(2):71 (2015) PMID 25861165 PMCID PMC4389505

  19. Mainstreaming of emergency contraception pill in India: challenges and opportunities.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):49 (2015) PMID 25657513 PMCID PMC4317981

    Emergency Contraception Pill (ECP) is an essential intervention to prevent unwanted pregnancies. However, its use has remained low due to various barriers including reservations among medical fraternity. This paper presents findings on barriers to ECP's easy access for potential users from (i) a...
  20. Newborn hearing screening: present scenario.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):62 (2015) PMID 25657515 PMCID PMC4317984

    In 2009 many countries of the world met to discuss newborn and infant hearing screening current issues and guiding principles for action under World Health Organization (WHO) banner, though most of the countries who had begun this work as universal program or high risk screen do not have exact d...