Rathi, HB., Viswnadham KK, John Masih.
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Rathi, H.B.1*, Viswnadham K.K.2 , John Masih3
1Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College and Hospital, Jalgaon Kh.(MS)
2Department of Paediatric, Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur (Bastar) C.G.
3Department of Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur (Bastar) C.G.
Volume - 4,
Issue - 5,
Year - 2012
Back Ground: Social factors have a far reaching impact on health and disease of the community and its members. Matters like nutrition, child rearing and bearing practices, personal hygiene, seeking timely medical aid, utilization of govt. health facilities, gender bias, standard of sanitation etc. are some of the examples where their influence can be easily seen or felt.
Objective: What are various social determents which have an impact on the health of community?
Participants: Adult residents of both sexes belonging to all religion of an urban slum.
Variables: Lack of awareness, Religion, Nutrition, Tradition and culture, Lack of motivation, Obstacles and Miscellaneous.
Material and Methods: In this study, a broad approach "situational analysis" of operational research was used by interviewing the sampled population. The most appropriate answer was considered for interpretation of results.
Observations and Discussions: Non scientific ,undesirable ,age old ,deep rooted ,traditions believes and culture because of lack of awareness were found responsible for this sorry state of affairs of health of the community. For combating the unearthed reasons there is an urgent need to bring about change in knowledge, attitude and practices of the people through applying the technique of de-education and re-education. For this, a wise use of media mix i.e. modern and traditional media will yield positive results. Educating women is a tested solution for the treatment of all the ills of society, hence no stone left unturned to achieve this noble task of educating the women
Cite this article:
Rathi, HB., Viswnadham KK , John Masih.
An Analytical Study of Social Determents of Health. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2012; 4(5): 267-271.