Indian Journal of Community Medicine

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  1. Menstrual Hygiene Practices in Context of Schooling: A Community Study Among Rural Adolescent Girls in Varanasi.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):39 (2016) PMID 26917872 PMCID PMC4746952

    Up until now, poor menstrual hygiene in developing countries has been an insufficiently acknowledged problem. The lack of attention to this issue is striking as we cannot achieve several Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), that is, 2, 3 4,5, and 5B. This study aimed to assess the level of aware...
  2. Socio-cultural and Knowledge-Based Barriers to Tuberculosis Diagnosis for Women in Bhopal, India.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):62 (2016) PMID 26917876 PMCID PMC4746957

    In India, only one woman is diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) for every 2.4 men. Previous studies have indicated gender disparities in care-seeking behavior and TB diagnosis; however, little is known about the specific barriers women face. This study aimed to characterize socio-cultural and knowl...
  3. Family-centered Care for Sick Newborns: A Thumbnail View.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):11 (2016) PMID 26917867 PMCID PMC4746947

    Family-centered care (FCC) for sick newborns is emerging as a paradigmatic shift in the practice of facility-based newborn care. It seeks to transforming a provider-centered model into a client-centered one and thus build a new therapeutic alliance. FCC is the cornerstone of continuum of care, i...
  4. Retraction: Profile of Clients Tested HIV Positive in a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Center of a District Hospital, Udupi.
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    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):79 (2016) PMID 26917883 PMCID PMC4746965

    [This retracts the article on p. 223 in vol. 34, PMID: 20049300.][This retracts the article on p. 156 in vol. 33, PMID: 19876475.].
  5. Impact Evaluation of Domains of Learning on Universal Work Precautions (UWP) Amongst Nursing Staff in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Western India.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(2):141 (2016) PMID 27051089 PMCID PMC4799637

    Second key strategy of National AIDS Control Program (NACP IV) is comprehensive care and support by providing quality services through zero stigma and discrimination. Quality of services can be improved by eliminating stigma and discrimination and making health care provider aware of associated ...
  6. Quality Assurance for Accuracy of Anthropometric Measurements in Clinical and Epidemiological Studies: [Errare humanum est = to err is human].

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(2):98 (2016) PMID 27051083 PMCID PMC4799648

    Anthropometry involves the external measurement of morphologic traits of human beings. High quality anthropometric measurements are fundamental to clinical and epidemiological research. The measurements for each method have inherent variations, either due to biologic variation or due to error in...
  7. Controversies Continue: Universal Supplementation of Megadose of Vitamin A to Young Children in India.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(2):89 (2016) PMID 27051081 PMCID PMC4799646

    The universal megadose of vitamin A (MDVA) supplementation program was started in the year 1970. The program is presently in continuation for the prevention of nutritional blindness and possibly reduction in under-five mortality rate (U5MR). Presently, blindness due to vitamin A deficiency (VAD)...
  8. Correlates of the Use of Different Tobacco Cessation Methods by Smokers and Smokeless Tobacco Users According to Their Socio-Demographic Characteristics: Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) India 2009-10.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(3):190 (2016) PMID 27385871 PMCID PMC4919931

    Tobacco control has two aspects. One involves preventing non-tobacco users from using tobacco and the second involves tobacco cessation (quitting) by existing tobacco users. There are various methods of tobacco cessation. Pharmacotherapy [e.g., nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and medications ...
  9. Evaluation of Pharmacists' Services for Dispensing Emergency Contraceptive Pills in Delhi, India: A Mystery Shopper Study.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(3):198 (2016) PMID 27385872 PMCID PMC4919932

    Although emergency contraceptive pills are available over the counter, the quality of consultation, including key areas of contraceptive counseling and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI), has not been well documented. To evaluate actual pharmacist services while dispensing emerg...
  10. Intimate Partner Violence: Associated Factors and Acceptability of Contraception Among the Women.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(3):203 (2016) PMID 27385873 PMCID PMC4919933

    To determine the prevalence of various types of domestic violence and to find out the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on adoption of contraceptive measures among the women who are victim to this. This questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study was conducted in the department of obstetr...
  11. Behavioral and Psychosocial Risk Factors Associated with First and Recurrent Cystitis in Indian Women: A Case-control Study.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):27 (2016) PMID 26917870 PMCID PMC4746950

    The risk factors for urinary tract infections (UTIs) from developed countries are not applicable to women from developing world. To analyze the behavioral practices and psychosocial aspects pertinent to women in our region and assess their association with acute first time or recurrent UTI. Sexu...
  12. Work-related Neck Pain Among Desk Job Workers of Tertiary Care Hospital in New Delhi, India: Burden and Determinants.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):50 (2016) PMID 26917874 PMCID PMC4746955

    Work-related Neck Pain (WRNP) is a leading cause of disability and absenteeism. There is dearth of information about burden and determinants of WRNP in health facility setting in India. A cross-sectional study was carried out at tertiary care hospital in New Delhi. All Group C desk job workers i...
  13. An Adolescent with Bestiality Behaviour: Psychological Evaluation and Community Health Concerns.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):23 (2016) PMID 26917869 PMCID PMC4746949

    Bestiality is a serious but less commonly reported form of animal cruelty occurring in a society. It is a punishable sexual offence in India. Bestiality has received little attention in recent psychiatric literature, and even though case reports have been published, an elaborate psychological as...
  14. Clinico-Epidemiological Profile, Pandemic Influenza A H1N1/2009 and Seasonal Influenza, August 2009-March 2013, Himachal Pradesh, India.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):69 (2016) PMID 26917878 PMCID PMC4746959

    Novel influenza A (H1N1) virus emerged in April, 2009, spread rapidly to become pandemic by June, 2009. To study the clinco-epidemiological profile of pH1N1and seasonal influenza (SI) from 2009 to 2013. Retrospective, hospital-based study was done by reviewing medical records for collecting demo...
  15. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Addressing Unfinished Agenda and Strengthening Sustainable Development and Partnership.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):1 (2016) PMID 26917865 PMCID PMC4746946

  16. Role of Supportive Supervision in Capacity Building of ICTC Counselors.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(1):74 (2016) PMID 26917880 PMCID PMC4746961

  17. Problem-Based Learning as an Effective Learning Tool in Community Medicine: Initiative in a Private Medical College of a Developing Country.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(2):133 (2016) PMID 27051088 PMCID PMC4799636

    Knowledge of community medicine is essential for health care professionals to function as efficient primary health care physicians. Medical students learning Community Medicine as a subject are expected to be competent in critical thinking and generic skills so as to analyze community health pro...
  18. Taken to Health Care Provider or Not, Under-Five Children Die of Preventable Causes: Findings from Cross-Sectional Survey and Social Autopsy in Rural India.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(2):108 (2016) PMID 27051085 PMCID PMC4799633

    Under-five children in India continue to die from causes that can either be treated or prevented. The data regarding causes of death, community care-seeking practices, and events prior to death are needed to guide and refine health policies for achieving national goals and targets. A cross-secti...
  19. Burden of Ocular Motility Disorders at a Tertiary Care Institution: A Case to Enhance Secondary Level Eye Care.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(2):103 (2016) PMID 27051084 PMCID PMC4799632

    To evaluate the profile of strabismus and amblyopia in patients presenting to a tertiary care institution in order to understand the disease burden. A retrospective, prospective hospital-based observational study was conducted at a tertiary level eye care hospital in India. All patients with str...
  20. Assessment of Self-Reported Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties Among Pre-University College Students in Bangalore, India.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 41(2):146 (2016) PMID 27051090 PMCID PMC4799638

    The understanding of youth mental health needs and development of service delivery models is a national public health challenge. The rates and predictors of emotional and behavioral problems among 1087 youth were assessed in a pre-university college in Bangalore, India. Variations in rates of di...