Arun Kumar Aggarwal

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BACKGROUND National family health survey-3 of India has revealed startling lower exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rates (16.9%) in the state of Haryana compared with national data (46%). The barriers to breastfeeding in this population are not clearly known. Therefore, a study was conducted in a rural population of the state to study their breastfeeding(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of immigrant status (via country of birth), marital status, and area-based socioeconomic status (SES) on discharge destination after stroke for those with low admission scores on the FIM instrument. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation ward at an urban community hospital in Australia. (More)
A study was conducted in and around the union Territory, Chandigarh, India to estimate the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in different population groups. The stool samples from a total of 600 subjects selected by cluster sampling technique were examined by direct microscopy. The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections was found to be(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the verbal autopsy tool for stillbirths of the World Health Organization (WHO) by using hospital diagnosis of the underlying cause of stillbirth (the gold standard) and to compare the fraction of stillbirths attributed to various specific causes through hospital assessment versus verbal autopsy. METHODS In a hospital in Chandigarh,(More)
BACKGROUND A pilot rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease control porject was started in 1988 in blocks of district Ambala (Haryana) to test the feasibility of early detection, treatment and secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease cases. School teachers, students and health workers were trained to identify and refer suspected(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES User charges have been advocated on efficiency grounds despite the widespread criticism about their adverse effect on equity. We assessed the effect of user charges on inpatient hospitalizations rate and equity in Haryana State. METHODS The inpatient department (IPD) statistics of the public sector facilities in Yamuna Nagar(More)
World Health Organisation (1984) advocated syndromic approach for management of reproductive tract infections/sexually transmitted diseases. Some investigators have cautioned against using this approach to diagnose and treat vaginal discharge and pelvic inflammatory disease. The prevalence of RTIs in rural areas of Haryana is high and availability of(More)
A comparative analysis for the prevalence of anti-cysticercus antibodies was carried out in urban, rural and slum population in & around Union territory of Chandigarh. Prevalence of anti-cysticercus antibodies in different population groups was found to be 17.3% with highest prevalence (24%) reported from slum areas followed by that of rural areas (20%) and(More)
Identifying the presence of cognitive impairment in patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation is important as it may impact on their ability to participate in a rehabilitation program. The Folstein Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) has been used by clinicians as a cognitive screening tool for its convenience, even though it is not sensitive, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the effectiveness of a reproductive health education package in improving the knowledge of adolescent girls aged 15-19 years in Chandigarh (India). METHODS A reproductive health education package, developed in consultation with parents, teachers and adolescents, was delivered to randomly sampled classes of two senior secondary schools(More)