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On medical anthropology : India /

On medical anthropology :  India /
DK Number:DK-213585
ISBN: 8190386670
Title: On medical anthropology : India /
Author: editors, Ajit K. Danda, Indu Talwar.
Imprint: Jhargram : Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists ; New Delhi : Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts,
Physical Desc.: xi, 318 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Information: (INCAA occasional papers ; 11)
Year: 2010
Price: USD 87.75
Summary: Papers presented at the 3rd Inter- Congress in Anthropology, held at Chandigarh during 21-23 February 2008.
Subject Strings: Medical anthropology--India--Congresses.
  Traditional medicine--India--Congresses.
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Showcasing the diversity in research methodologies used and the variety in themes/areas studied—this book is an anthology of 19 research oriented case studied undertaken by eminent anthropologists from all over India. Within the wider field of medical anthropology, these studies broadly deal with various diseases in relation to different sections of the people living under different socio-economic and geographical conditions. Physical growth, nutrition, health care system, stress management and obesity are other areas covered in these studies, which are mostly field survey based.

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Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Medical Anthropology: A Case Study in Intervention ResearchR.K. Mutatkar1
Ethical Dimensions of a Cardio-vascular Health Research Investigation: Observations of a Sikkimese communityBarun Mukhopadhyay13
Research Methodology and Ethics: The Case of Pesticides and Disease in IndiaAbhik Ghosh23
A Study on Nutritional Status of Primary School Children of IndiaMadhu Bala Sharma and Vinod Kaul71
Haemoglobin Concentration of Adult Indian PopulationK.K. Bhattacharya and M. Haque97
An Epidemiological Study of Diabetic PatientsV. Kaul and Madhu Bala Sharm111
Coping with Stress : Some ConceptualizationsNidhi Jaswal127
Hypertension and Blood Pressure Patterns in Rural and Urban FemalesManinder Kaur and Indu Talwar146
A Psychological Study of Mental Health Problems Among the Industrial WorkersS.I Ahmad159
Functional Ability and Prevalence of DiseasesChandana Sarmah and Bapukan Choudhury171
Urban Living and ObesitySovanjan Sarkar and Barun Mukhopadhyay191
Epidemiology of the Diarrhoeal DiseasesN. Yaima Singh, L. Suchitra, Y Nabachandra, Y. Gopalkrishna, Th Biren, SK Bhattacharya205
Health and Health Maintenance System of the Dimasa Kacharis of AssamSubrata K. Roy, Bhuban Mohan Das and Sujata Kar223
Quantitative Variation in Four Loci in Six Populations of Manipur, IndiaT. Shyamacharan Singh and Maishnam rustam Singh250
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in South DelhiP.R. Mondal, Sonali Walia, and M.M.A Faridi260
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity in West DelhiSonali Walia, P.R. Mondal, and M.M.A. Faridi265
Nutritional Assessment of Rajbanshi School-going ChildrenKapil Mitra271
A Study on Physical Growth and Nutritional Status of the Immigrant Muslims Children of Barpeta District AssamSonmani Das276
Utilization of Services of ICDS by Tribal and Non-Tribal Women BeneficiariesSamridhi Arora and Madhu Burma306
Index313
List of Contributors317
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