Vikas G. Rao

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BACKGROUND The present study provides an estimate of the prevalence of bacteriologially positive pulmonary tuberculosis in Jabalpur, a district in central India. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A community based cross-sectional survey was undertaken in Jabalpur District of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. A stratified cluster sampling design was(More)
India is uniquely positioned with regard to schistosomes and schistosomiasis-discovering seven new mammalian species with the existence of three more schistosome species: Orientobilharzia turkestanicum, O. harinasutai, and Schistosoma haematobium(?). An endemic focus of urinary schistosomiasis was reported from Gimvi village of Ratnagiri, Maharashtra with(More)
OBJECTIVE This study identified critical factors from a set of psychiatric diagnoses, personality traits, and family and social support variables that relate to hopelessness in adolescents. METHOD One hundred fifty adolescents were selected in a systematic sample from 1,700 high school students; they completed the Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory,(More)
We describe a neural network that models the effect of personality, social, and environmental variables on hopelessness in adolescents. A sensitivity analysis suggests the effect that variation in each of the input variables will have on the output. Clinical implications are that health professionals can focus their attention on the variables most likely to(More)
This study examined the relationship between the quality of adjustment in adolescents and a set of psychiatric diagnoses, personality traits, parental bonding, and social support variables. One hundred fifty adolescents were administered the Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory, the Parental Bonding Questionnaire, the Social Support Questionnaire, and(More)
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