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2016 | September-December | Volume 1 | Issue 2

RESEARCH ARTICLE

G N Saxena

Editorial

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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SHORT COMMUNICATION

GN Saxena, Siddharth P Dubhashi

Professionalism as a part of Medical Curriculum: Need of the Hour

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:39 - 41]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Dubhashi SP, Saxena GN, Sharma S. Professionalism as a part of Medical Curriculum: Need of the Hour. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):39-41.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Rajaat Vohra, Anusha Vohra, Meghna Verma

Poor Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Pharmacovigilance among Health Care Professionals: A Cross-sectional Study

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:42 - 46]

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Abstract

Background

As the number of drugs available in the market are increasing, there arises a need to detect their adverse drug reactions and report them on time so that further harm can be avoided. The level of underreporting of adverse drug reactions is very high. Therefore, present study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of pharmacovigilance among the various health care professionals and suggest ways to improve them.

Materials and methods

A cross-sectional survey was done on 215 health care personnels working in a medical college in Jaipur. They were subjected to KAP questionnaire consisted of knowledge, attitude and practice based questions, designed specifically to assess the awareness about pharmacovigilance.

Results and conclusion

The mean KAP scores of physicians were found to be 5.75, 4.44 and 1.75 respectively. The KAP score of postgraduate students was 5.5, 4.25 and 1.5 respectively. The KAP score of final year MBBS students was 5, 3.4, and 1.4 respectively, and that of interns was 4, 4.2 and 1.4 respectively. The KAP score of pharmacists was 3.5, 2 and 1 respectively, and that of nurses was 2.75, 2.25 and 0.8 respectively. It was found that mean score of physicians and postgraduate students was higher than interns and final year MBBS and much higher than nurses and pharmacists. Still they all fall under the poor score range to unsatisfactory score range which suggest that there is an urgent need for ongoing educational programs to train health care professionals about pharmacovigilance.

How to cite this article

Vohra A, Vohra R, Verma M. Poor Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Pharmacovigilance among Health Care Professionals: A Cross-sectional Study. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):42-46.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Anjali Jain

To evaluate and compare the Effectiveness of Sensorimotor Integration with that of Conventional Training for improving Balance and Gait in Stroke Hemiparesis: A Comparative Study

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:8] [Pages No:47 - 54]

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Abstract

Aim of the study

To evaluate and compare the effectiveness of sensorimotor integration with that of conventional training for improving balance and gait in stroke hemiparesis.

Materials and methods

The study design used for this research will be comparative study. Data will be taken from Mahatma Gandhi Hospital and Medical College, Jaipur and Mumbai.

Results

When both the groups were compared using unpaired t-test, sensorimotor group showed significant improvement in all outcome measures (p < 0.0001) except for MCTSIAB conditions 1 and 2 where the difference was not statistically significant.

Conclusion

Sensorimotor integration training is one of the novel treatment which can have a addictive effects along with the conventional training for balance.

How to cite this article

Agarwal G, Jain A. To evaluate and compare the Effectiveness of Sensorimotor Integration with that of Conventional Training for improving Balance and Gait in Stroke Hemiparesis: A Comparative Study. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):47-54.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Giriraj Prasad Soni

A Study to evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program regarding Prevention of Renal Calculi in Terms of Knowledge and Dietary Pattern of Primary School Teachers of Moodabidri, Dakshina Kannada District

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:55 - 57]

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Abstract

Introduction

A renal calculus is a painful condition. Renal calculi occur in up to 15% population. The incidence of calculi is 100 to 400 out of 1,00,000 people from a renal calculi every year. Dietary practice of the individuals has a direct influence over the stone formation. Change in dietary habits and lifestyle are suggested to contribute markedly to the rise in the prevalence and incidence of urolithiasis.

Materials and methods

An evaluative approach with one group pretest design was adopted in order to evaluate effectiveness of planned teaching program on prevention of renal calculi and dietary practice among primary school teachers in Moodbidri. The conceptual framework adopted for the study was based on modified Rosen stocks health belief model. Convenient sampling was used to select the sample for the study. Data collected from the sample were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The final sample size was 70.

Results

Majority of samples belonged to age group 20 to 30 years (54.28%), female (62.85%), D. Ed. students (64.28%), married (60%), hindu background (62.85%), teaching experience below 10 years (65.71%), source of health-related information by books (48.57%) and mixed diet (61.42%).

There was significant difference between pretest and post- test knowledge scores (t69 = 36.46, p < 0.05 significant)

There was no significant association between pretest knowledge and selected demographic variables age (x2 = 1.33, p > 0.05), sex (x2 = 0.568, p > 0.05), religion (x2 = 0.843, p > 0.05), diet (x2 = 0.003, p > 0.05).

There was a significant difference between pretest and posttest dietary practice scores (t69 = 32.27, p < 0.05, significant).

Conclusion

The findings of the study show that the planned teaching program was effective in all the areas in improving the knowledge and dietary practice of primary school teachers and, thus, reduced complication. It also helped them to take self responsibility for their own health.

How to cite this article

Soni GP. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Program Regarding Prevention of Renal Calculi in Terms of Knowledge and Dietary Pattern of Primary School Teachers of Moodabidri, Dakshina Kannada District. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):55-57.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

RC Gupta, Aparna Garg, Manisha Sankhla

To evaluate the Gender Differences in Learning Style Modalities among the Undergraduate Students and their Preferred Mode of Learning

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:6] [Pages No:58 - 63]

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Abstract

Background

Academic demands of medical students are quite high. Learning styles may be classified into four major sensory modalities—visual, auditory, read-write and kinesthetic, that one most prefers to use when internalizing information.

Objectives

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the gender differences in learning style modalities among the First Year Undergraduate Students and their Preferred Mode of Learning.

Methodology

Total 243 first year students of various medical courses (135 MBBS, 56 BDS, and 52 BPT) attending lectures in the Department of Physiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan were included for the project. Learning style preference was identified using the visual, auditory, read-write and kinesthetic (VARK) online inventory developed by Fleming, 1992. A questionnaire was filled by the students which included their demographic profile, medical science stream and preferred sensory modality of instruction.

Findings

Learning style of the students of various medical courses showed a statistically significant difference according to VARK questionnaire (p < 0.0001). Within the group, based on VARK, the preferred Sensory Modality was kinesthetic in MBBS, BDS and BPT students. On the basis Preferred Sensory Mode, kinesthetic was the preferred mode in MBBS, BDS and visual mode amongst BPT students. The most common pattern of learning was bimodal in male and female students of the various medical courses.

Conclusion

Present findings suggest that kinesthetic was the preferred learning style by both individual preferred sensory modality and VARK inventory tool, and was found to be statistically significant among the students of medical and allied sciences. The gender differences when evaluated for both the individual preferred sensory modality and VARK inventory tool, it was found to have a predilection for the kinesthetic mode in both the male as well as female students.

How to cite this article

Garg A, Sankhla M, Gupta RC. To evaluate the Gender Differences in Learning Style Modalities among the Undergraduate Students and their Preferred Mode of Learning. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):58-63.

CASE REPORT

Gaurav Bhardwaj, Vikram Kumar Jain, Anubhav Sharma, Lokesh Maan

Methotrexate-induced Pulmonary Toxicity Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia: A Rare Entity

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:64 - 65]

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Abstract

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Mishra M, Jain VK, Sharma A, Bhardwaj G, Maan L. Methotrexate-induced Pulmonary Toxicity Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia: A Rare Entity. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):64-65.

CASE REPORT

Siddharth P Dubhashi, Ratnesh Jenaw

Inguinal Herniation of Urinary Bladder

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:66 - 67]

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Abstract

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Dubhashi SP, Jenaw R. Inguinal Herniation of Urinary Bladder. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):66-67.

CASE REPORT

Anant Gopal Nigam, Ankita Beniwal, Shefali Chaturvedi, Tanmay Bhatt

Eugenol Hypersensitivity in Pediatric Dental Patient: A Rare Case Report

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:68 - 70]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Beniwal A, Chaturvedi S, Bhatt T, Sharma A, Nigam AG. Eugenol Hypersensitivity in Pediatric Dental Patient: A Rare Case Report. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):68-70.

CASE REPORT

Sonal Gupta, Parvind Gumber

Extranodal Large B-Cell Type Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:71 - 74]

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Abstract

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Gupta S, Gumber P. Extranodal Large B-Cell Type Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):71-74.

CASE REPORT

Pulak Mishra, Sonia Godara, Radhika Kapoor

Palatoradicular Groove Associated Defect Resolved with GIC, Alloplastic Graft and GTR Membrane

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:75 - 78]

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Abstract

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Devaraj CG, Yadav A, Sharma S, Meena M, Mishra P, Godara S, Kapoor R. PalatoRadicular Groove Associated Defect Resolved with GIC, Alloplastic Graft and GTR Membrane. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):75-78.

CASE REPORT

Amit , Ashish Soni, Prateek Agarwal

The Use of Diode Laser in Treatment of Oral Submucous Fibrosis

[Year:2016] [Month:September-December] [Volume:1] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:79 - 81]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0020  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Soni A, Sharma S, Chitlangia P, Amit, Agarwal P. The Use of Diode Laser in Treatment of Oral Submucous Fibrosis. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(2):79-81.

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