Compliance of secondary prophylaxis for controlling rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in a rural area of northern India.

@article{Kumar1997ComplianceOS,
  title={Compliance of secondary prophylaxis for controlling rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in a rural area of northern India.},
  author={Rajiv Ranjan Kumar and Jarnai S Thakur and Arun Kumar Aggarwal and Nirmal Kumar Ganguly},
  journal={Indian heart journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={282-8}
}
This study was conducted in a community development block of a district in Haryana to evaluate the compliance of secondary prophylaxis for controlling rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD). The patients were interviewed using a semi-structured schedule at home. Currently 110 patients are registered in RF/RHD registry of which 53 (48.2%) are males. Mean age of patients was 18.4 +/- 8.6 years, ranging from 6 to 50 years with majority (48, 43.7%) of patients in the age groups of 6… CONTINUE READING