Illness perception and medical relief in rural communities

Narayan, Radha; Thomas, Susy; Srikantaramu, N. and Srikantan, K. (1982) Illness perception and medical relief in rural communities. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (2). pp. 98-103.

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Survey was undertaken in rural area near Bangalore to determine perceived morbidity and accessible medical relief. Respondents of 1,393 (971. %) households were satisfactorily interviewed. 129% were found to be ill at some time during the reference period. Services at the government health facilities were acceptable and were utilised if accessible. Utilisation depended on perception of illness in terms of injuries, diseases and disabilities. Prompt and adequate relief for injuries and acute indispositions ensures confidence of the people and better utilisation.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculosis,Primary health care,India, Health survey
Subjects:Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Health Surveys
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Persons > Population Groups
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Facilities
ID Code:687
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:11 August 2005

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