Bontha V Babu

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BACKGROUND Violence against women is now widely recognised as an important public health problem, owing to its health consequences. Violence against women among many Indian communities on a regularly basis goes unreported. The objective of this study is to report the prevalence and other related issues of various forms of domestic violence against women(More)
This paper reports the coverage, compliance and other operational issues of mass drug administration (MDA) of diethylcarbamazine and albendazole under a programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Orissa state of India. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used to collect data from 90 villages and nine urban areas of four districts of(More)
The present study aimed to identify the factors responsible for compliance and non-compliance of mass drug administration (MDA) under the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) from Orissa, India. It was based on both quantitative (through household MDA coverage survey) and qualitative data (through semi-structured interviews with heads of(More)
This paper is based on 1 year round case control study to investigate the economic burden, in terms of treatment costs and loss of work to people affected with chronic lymphatic filariasis in rural communities of Orissa, Eastern India. Around three-fourths of the chronic patients have sought treatment for their condition and spent, on average an amount of(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the factors associated with victimization and perpetration of domestic violence in Eastern India. STUDY DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study. METHODS Married women (n=1718) and men (n=1715) from three Eastern Indian states were included in this study. Univariate and multiple logistic regression models were used to identify(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiological knowledge on acute condition of lymphatic filariasis is essential to understand the burden and issues on management of the disease. METHODS A one year long longitudinal prospective surveillance of acute adenolymphangitis (ADL) was carried out in rural population of Orissa, India. RESULTS The annual incidence of ADL per(More)
The paper attempts to report the factors responsible for the coverage and compliance of mass diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) administration, during the programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, India. The evaluation survey indicates that single dose DEC was received by 77% and taken by 64% of eligible(More)
In a study undertaken among rural and urban communities in a district of Orissa, India, the personal-protection measures used against mosquitoes, and the household costs of these measures, were investigated. Most people living in the study communities perceived mosquitoes as a problem, both as a biting nuisance and as vectors of human disease. Almost all(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the economic loss in terms of treatment costs and loss of productive time because of acute episodes of adenolymphangitis (ADL) caused by lymphatic filariasis (LF) in a rural population of coastal Orissa, India. METHODS Data on expenditure on treatment and loss of work along with other epidemiological information were collected(More)
The progression of lymphoedema to elephantiasis associated with increased incidence of episodic adeno-lymphangitis (ADL) is of great concern, as it causes physical suffering, permanent disability and economic loss to lymphatic filariasis patients. This randomized clinical trial aimed to assess the efficacy in terms of reduction of oedema and ADL frequency(More)