Savitri Thakur

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to determine the degree of concordance between the self-report and the parent's proxy report of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in school-going adolescents using the World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)-BREF instrument in India. METHODS Twenty schools were purposively selected out of the 1900(More)
OBJECTIVE This study attempts to test the psychometric properties of World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOLBREF) instrument in Indian adolescents. METHODS Of 1900 schools in Lucknow city, 20 schools were invited for participation. To make WHOQOL-BREF instrument culturally appropriate for Indian adolescents, a minor modification was done by(More)
Serum Zn and Cu levels were measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry in 117 children (aged 3 months to 5 years), divided into two groups; 80 children suffered from severe malnutrition and 37 children served as controls. Significantly lower levels of serum Zn and Cu were found in the malnutrition group. Zn levels of 2.59±0.15 µg/ml as compared to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate if quality of care (QoC) provided by hospital is a determinant of ill-hospitalized adolescent's health-related quality of life (HRQoL) from parent's perspective. DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional study conducted at a tertiary care hospital of Northern India after institutional ethical approval. SETTING Hospital in pediatric(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify determinants of good Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in school going adolescents. METHODS This Cross-sectional study was conducted in public and private schools in Lucknow, Northern India after obtaining institutional ethical clearance. Children aged 10 to 19 years were included after obtaining parental written informed(More)
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