Monika Arora

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Carbamazepine (CBZ) has been reported to exacerbate some seizure types in children. We studied the correlation between CBZ-associated EEG changes and seizure exacerbation in 59 children aged < 6 years treated with CBZ. All patients had EEGs before and after initiation of treatment; initial EEGs were not significantly different among the patients. In 33(More)
OBJECTIVE To reduce tobacco use among adolescents. METHODS Thirty schools in New Delhi, India, were randomly assigned to 3 conditions: school-based and family-based intervention, school-based intervention only, or control group. Students were in the seventh grade at pretest (N = 4,776). The smoking intervention included posters, booklets, classroom(More)
BACKGROUND Nearly 275 million adults (15 years and above) use tobacco in India, which contributes substantially to potentially preventable morbidity and mortality. There is good evidence from developed country settings that use of tobacco cessation services influences intention to quit, with a higher proportion of attempts being successful in fully(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare three growth references that can be used to assess the weight status of school-aged youth living in India, with a particular focus on identifying overweight and obese youth. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. Kappa scores were used to measure agreement between growth references. Regression models were used to test for differences in(More)
BACKGROUND Young people's health has emerged as a neglected yet pressing issue in global development. Changing patterns of young people's health have the potential to undermine future population health as well as global economic development unless timely and effective strategies are put into place. We report the past, present, and anticipated burden of(More)
This study examined whether the distribution of tobacco use and related psychosocial risk factors among youth in urban India vary by socioeconomic status (SES). Data were derived from a cross-sectional survey of students enrolled in the 6th and 8th grades in 32 schools in Delhi and Chennai (N = 11,642). The survey was conducted in 2004, before the(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the effectiveness of a 2-year multicomponent, school-based intervention designed to reduce tobacco use rates among adolescents in an urban area of India. METHODS Students from 32 schools in Delhi and Chennai, India, were recruited and randomly assigned to an intervention or control group. Baseline, intermediate, and outcome data(More)
BACKGROUND In developed countries, regular breakfast consumption is inversely associated with excess weight and directly associated with better dietary and improved physical activity behaviors. Our objective was to describe the frequency of breakfast consumption among school-going adolescents in Delhi and evaluate its association with overweight and obesity(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether being employed in a smoke-free workplace is associated with living in a smoke-free home in 15 low and middle income countries (LMICs). METHODS Country-specific individual level analyses of cross-sectional Global Adult Tobacco Survey data (2008-2011) from 15 LMICs was conducted using multiple logistic regression. The dependent(More)