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This paper describes the construction of a semi-structured interview schedule to assess the burden placed on families of psychiatric patients living in the community. The Indian population studied found their sick relatives most burdensome in respect of the effect of the illness on family finances, the disruption of normal family activities and the(More)
Seven months following the volcanic eruption that destroyed the small town of Armero, 200 victims were screened for emotional problems with the Self-Reporting Questionnaire, a simple and reliable instrument. Fifty-five percent of the victims were found to be emotionally distressed. Variables associated with the presence of emotional distress included living(More)
Epigenetic studies of DNA and histone modifications represent a new and important activity in molecular investigations of human disease. Our previous epigenome-wide scan identified numerous DNA methylation differences in post-mortem brain samples from individuals affected with major psychosis. In this article, we present the results of fine mapping DNA(More)
Two months following the 1987 earthquakes in Ecuador, 150 patients in the primary health care clinics of the area were screened for emotional problems; 40% of them were emotionally distressed. Risk factors included not being married, reporting poor physical or emotional health, and having ill-defined physical complaints. The findings from this research are(More)
The interdependence of the three areas of patient improvement assessments used in a comparative study has been studied. The three dimensions are clinical psychopathology, social dysfunction and burden on family. A high correlation has been found between these dimensions. The differential effect of two modalities of treatment delivery on the interdependence(More)
Twenty-seven patients diagnosed as schizophrenics suffering their first episode of illness and who had not received any prior medical treatment for the present illness, have been treated in their own homes. The treatment was carried out by a visiting nurse, trained in follow-up assessment and counselling. The outcome of this group was compared with a(More)
A follow-up enquiry was carried out after two years on 54 patients who had earlier participated in a controlled experiment on home-care through a community nurse in Bangalore. Thirty seven of these patients could be contacted, of whom 21 had undergone the experimental care (home care) and 16 were from the control group, which had been treated by hospital(More)
Standard Quad helix can be used to correct unilateral and bilateral dento alveolar posterior cross bite till first permanent molar. Correcting the second molar cross bite with quad helix is very difficult which requires fixed orthodontic attachment. To overcome this problem we have designed a Penta-V helix- a modified quad helix in correcting bilateral(More)
Irony of nature's incredible fact's led us to delineate about a remarkable natural capability of Gecko, a type of lizard. This paper dwells around the anatomy of Gecko's foot whose capability of sticking and clinging to any surface whether vertical or upside down and walking over. This has led the scientists around the world to captivate its supernatural(More)
—This paper delivers a new method to guide and control the wheelchair for disabled people based on 'Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). An eye control device based on image processing is developed to assist mobility. The eye movement is detected using a camera which is attached to the wheelchair. This concept can be used for multiple applications, but this(More)