Evaluation of WHO Haemoglobin Colour Scale & Palmar Pallor for Screening of Anaemia Among Children (6-35 Months) in Rural Wardha, India.

Evaluation of WHO Haemoglobin Colour Scale & Palmar Pallor for Screening of Anaemia Among Children (6-35 Months) in Rural Wardha, India.

Background & objectives: Anaemia is a public health problem in India, particularly in women and children. Clinical diagnosis by health workers may be inaccurate. It is therefore important to evaluate simple methods for diagnosis of anaemia in rural set up with no or minimal laboratory facilities. We carried out this study to evaluate the performance […]

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment, Innovative Medical Research at the Molecular Scale

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment, Innovative Medical Research at the Molecular Scale

This compendium of official government documents provides a thorough overview of the environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanotechnology. The same unique properties that characterize nanomaterials enabling new applications also carry potential risks to human health and the environment. To maximize benefits and minimize potential risks from nanotechnology, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) agencies have […]

Psychometrics of the Student Version of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE-S) in Final-Year Medical Students in Johannesburg in 2008 (Report)

Psychometrics of the Student Version of the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy (JSPE-S) in Final-Year Medical Students in Johannesburg in 2008 (Report)

Empathy, while remaining an elusive concept, has recently gained a respected role in psychotherapy and medical interviewing. Empathy has been much discussed in the psychological literature of the early decades of the 20th century. (1,2) The therapeutic relationship between doctor and patient is an integral part of healing and effective medical care. (3) Empathy is […]

Reliability of Speech Intelligibility Ratings Using the Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale.

Reliability of Speech Intelligibility Ratings Using the Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale.

The Unified Huntington Disease Rating Scale (UHDRS) is widely used by medical, nursing, and allied-health professionals in the management and study of patients with Huntington disease (HD), who sometimes present with decreased speech intelligibility. As such, examining the reliability of speech intelligibility ratings using the UHDRS is critical in evaluating its utility as an instrument […]