Saradamma Remadevi

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This study was done to examine the type and severity of disciplinary practices adopted by parents in Kerala. 1668 mothers, aged 18-49, participated in face-to-face interviews as part of a cross-sectional, population-based survey covering rural, urban and coastal areas. One child from each family was randomly selected as the index child. The interview(More)
The present study was undertaken among 258 subjects belonging to 152 houses of two tribal communities (Kani and Malampandaram) settled in Kottoor and Achankovil areas, respectively of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts in Kerala, South India. The survey covered people of all age groups and both the sexes from the study population. Out of the total 258(More)
BACKGROUND Intimate partner violence against women is seen in all cultures. It has wide-ranging effects on the physical and psychological health of women. In the local language, available questionnaires are either too exhaustive or inadequate to assess domestic violence comprehensively. OBJECTIVE To develop a Domestic Violence Questionnaire in Malayalam(More)
Cholera has reinstated its deadly grip on the planet with recent epidemics in Zimbabwe and Haiti (1, 2), along with the emergence of Vibrio cholerae having reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones. India also experiences frequent outbreaks caused by multidrug-resistant V. cholerae (3). We report reduced sensitivity to ciprofloxacin in V. cholerae O1 El(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that persons who die by suicide commonly visit a primary care physician (PCP) shortly before the fatal act.There is little information on history of suicide attempt in depressed patients who consult PCPs for non-mental health indications.This information is important because past history of suicide attempt is a known predictor of(More)
Mass Drug Administration (MDA) for Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) elimination has been implemented worldwide and in India with a goal of eliminating the disease by 2020 and 2015 respectively. Compliance to MDA is less than adequate to achieve the goal in the desired time. This study aims to identify the factors related to awareness, acceptability and attitude(More)
BACKGROUND Unidentified depression in primary care is a public health concern, globally. There is a need for brief, valid and easily administered tools in primary care. AIMS To estimate reliability and validity of the newly developed Primary care Screening Questionnaire for Depression (PSQ4D), a four-item tool, with 'yes' or 'no' options. METHOD PSQ4D(More)
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