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BACKGROUND There is a paucity of information on prevalence and pattern of alcohol consumption in India. AIM To assess the prevalence and pattern of alcohol consumption in a rural area of Tamil Nadu, India. MATERIAL AND METHODS A community based, cross sectional study was conducted among 946 subjects who were aged 10 years and above, in rural Tamil Nadu,(More)
CONTEXT Adolescence is the transitional phase of physical and mental development between childhood and adulthood and is characterized by immense hormonal changes.75% of girls experience some problems associated with menstruation. AIM We tried to find out the prevalence of menstrual abnormalities in school going girls in Pondicherry and their association(More)
BACKGROUND School teachers by virtue of their training can influence a large number of children thereby play major role in the planning and implementation of oral health preventive programs. Hence, this study was undertaken with the objective of assessing the knowledge, attitude and practice of school teachers towards oral health. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Student-centred learning (SCL) places the student at the centre of policies, practices and decision-making in the teaching-learning process. SCL methodology also advocates active involvement of students in the curriculum planning, selection of teaching-learning methods and assessment process. We planned an education innovation project to assess(More)
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