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OBJECTIVE To study the types and frequency of problems related to menstruation in adolescent girls and the effect of these problems on daily routine. METHODS Girls in the age group 13-19 years who had had menarche for at least one year at the time of study. 198 adolescent girls have been studied. Data was collected by personal interviews on a pre-tested,(More)
Menstrual problems are common among young girls. These deserve careful evaluation as uncorrected menstrual problems may adversely affect the daily routine and quality of life. The aim of this article is to study the prevalence and the effect of menstrual disorders on daily routine among unmarried undergraduate medical students and their treatment-seeking(More)
UNLABELLED There are 47.22 million homeless and runaway adolescents roaming on the streets of our country (Voluntary Health Association of India - VHAI) of which one lakh are in Delhi.1 Very little is known about them, their needs or their experiences. OBJECTIVE (1). To assess the psychological problems amongst the runaway adolescent boys. (2). To(More)
Season is one of the factors affecting blood pressure. The objectives of this study are to quantify the magnitude of seasonal changes in blood pressure among normotensive women aged 18 to 40 years and to find out the association of blood pressure variation between winter and summer with body mass index, temperature, humidity, day length, and salt intake.(More)
Purpose: To compare the early and long-term outcomes of subclavian artery angioplasty in patients with aortoarteritis and atherosclerosis. Methods: Sixty-one subclavian artery angioplasties were performed in 55 consecutive patients with aortoarteritis (n=32) and atherosclerosis (n=23) between 1986 and 1995. An arch aortogram followed by a selective(More)
The present study was conducted to assess awareness and perception regarding tuberculosis among the general population of Delhi. A total of 1008 adults, selected by multistage stratified systematic sampling, were interviewed using a pre-tested proforma. The majority had heard about tuberculosis (99.1%) and most (89.2%) perceived it to be an infectious(More)
OBJECTIVES to study seasonal variation in prevalence of hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS the study was carried out in the year 2006, in Gokulpuri, an urban slum located in eastern part of Delhi. 275 females 18-40 years of age were examined in summer. Blood pressure was measured in two seasons, summer and winter. Nutritional status of each individual(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the awareness among general public and health care providers about tetanus immunization in relation to injuries, and their knowledge about tetanus immunization schedules in children, pregnant females and adults. METHODS It was a cross-sectional study done at a perfect health mela and all the government allopathic health agencies in(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the impact of an intensive IEC campaign regarding the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme launched by the Government of Delhi on awareness generation among the general population and improvement in self-reporting by symptomatic cases in Delhi, India. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. RESULTS A pilot study wherein 1008 persons(More)