Determinants and Associated Disability of Leprosy Patients Attending GMLF, Sevagram

Khapre, MP and Mudey, A and Meshram, R and Naik, AR and Wagh, V (2013) Determinants and Associated Disability of Leprosy Patients Attending GMLF, Sevagram. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Background: Leprosy, as an oldest disease known to a man and already eliminated from India in 2005, still poses a public health problem with steady new case detection rate. Method: The present study was carried out in Gandhi memorial leprosy foundation, Wardha, with the aim to find out proportion of multibacillary leprosy cases and various grading of disability and factors associated with it in this part of country. All the successive new OPD patients were included in study and examined for type of leprosy and grade of disability if present. Analysis done by Descriptive statistics. Result: 66 % had multibacillary type of leprosy and 44 % the disability. Higher age group, females, illiterate and less educated, unskilled and low income group were mostly affected. Conclusion: high proportion of multibacillary cases and disabilities reflects the need for active thrust to identify new cases.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Outpatient; Multibacillary; Disability; Females; Stigma
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:9689
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:24 Aug 2014 20:51
Last Modified:20 Apr 2015 11:45

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