Shobha Arole

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Integration of leprosy into the general health system is very much emphasized by health care planners. One prime reason stated for this is to reduce stigma attached to this disease. This study was conducted in the state of Maharashtra, India, to compare the level of social stigma towards leprosy in communities with a vertical and an integrated programme.(More)
OBJECTIVES Most life threatening obstetric complications require hospital treatment to avert maternal mortality. Some assume that in developing countries hospital service for the poor must be in government hospitals and that a large proportion of deliveries needs to be in these hospitals to provide timely access to emergency care. This presents a major(More)
OBJECTIVES Mental health remains a neglected issue in most developing countries, especially in rural areas where access to effective mental health services is limited. The integration of mental health into primary health care is being promoted as a strategy to address this problem. Consequently, there is an urgent need to enhance mental health awareness(More)
Village health worker (VHW) programs are known to be effective means of promoting health of communities. Comprehensive rural health project in India recently trained VHWs to identify, refer, and help people with mental health issues. This study evaluated knowledge, attitude, and behavior of VHWs regarding depression. Cluster sampling was used including all(More)
We report measurements of γ–ray spectra from muon capture on 35 Cl. For the allowed Gamow–Teller transitions to the 35 S(2939, 3/2 +) state and the 35 S(3421, 5/2 +) state we obtained their capture rates, hyperfine dependences and γ–ν correlation coefficients. The capture rates and hyperfine dependences were compared to shell model calculations using the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of a community-based effort in a rural area of central India to decrease the prevalence of hypertension among the middle-aged and older population by using multiple blood pressure measurements. METHODS With a prevalence of 16.8% (error of 3.36, and 95% confidence interval) from a recent(More)
BACKGROUND By analyzing the perspectives of village health worker/trainers with the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP), this study aimed to investigate their level of knowledge of treatment, risks, and prevention of complications of labor and delivery and to evaluate current teaching methods. METHODS Three focus groups of six village health(More)
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