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Web 2.0 applications have attracted considerable attention among knowledge workers as a means via which they can connect to peers for knowledge sharing. Web 2.0 use has potential to facilitate knowledge transfer in a much more improved way compared to previous communication tools. Despite of its benefits, there is limited research on adoption behaviour of(More)
AIMS Non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) is gaining importance over low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) as cardiovascular risk marker in patients with type 2 diabetes. It represents the overall lipid burden and is a surrogate marker for the apolipoprotein B. We studied the discordance between the old (LDL-C) and the new (non-HDL-C)(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is inversely associated with insulin resistance. We studied the prevalence of VDD across the spectrum of glucose intolerance, including normal glucose tolerance (NGT), prediabetes (PD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). METHODS We conducted this cross-sectional, observational study by serially including the PD and T2D(More)
This paper focuses on telemedicine implementation and use, which can be used to extend modern medical knowledge to remote areas in developing countries. By examining doctor patient interactions in two different contexts of telemedicine programs in India, we posit how the actors interacting over virtual media reinforce and shape the structures, which in(More)
Internet health information seeking can potentially alter physician-patient interactions, which in turn can influence healthcare delivery. Investigating physicians' perceptions about internet-informed patients is important for understanding this phenomenon in countries like India, where this is a relatively recent trend. We conducted a qualitative study to(More)
In India, where diabetes is a growing concern and approximately 69 million are affected, we investigate the factors that influence diet management, a critical component of living with the disease. Taking the middle-income diabetes-affected household as our unit of analysis, we use a combination of semi-structured interviews and a design probe to understand(More)
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