Knowledge of and attitudes to leprosy among patients and community members: a comparative study in Uttar Pradesh, India.

@article{Barkataki2006KnowledgeOA,
  title={Knowledge of and attitudes to leprosy among patients and community members: a comparative study in Uttar Pradesh, India.},
  author={Pramila Barkataki and Sheo Kumar and Pamidipani Samuel Sundar Rao},
  journal={Leprosy review},
  year={2006},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={62-8}
}
The roles of literacy and gender in enhancing help seeking behaviour in leprosy need further research in order to maximize the effectiveness of health education programmes. A study on leprosy knowledge and attitudes was carried out in Uttar Pradesh, one of the hyper endemic states for leprosy in north India, on a random sample of 130 leprosy patients, 120 non-leprosy patients, and 150 community members. A questionnaire was prepared, tested and administered in Hindi, the local language, by a… CONTINUE READING