The effect of self-care learning by leprosy patients in prevention of disabilities was studied by adapting two strategies in two subcentres of a project in South India, one through patient education by trained field staff and the other through community education involving trained animators and health committees.
One of the subcentres was taken as control where neither of the strategies was employed.
In terms of results, though both the strategies were found to be effective in containing occurrence ofnew deformities among high risk patients and healing of trophic ulcers in hands and feet, strategy I i.e. self-care education of patients by concerned field personnel without prejudice to their routine work is recommended because of ease in diffusion of strategy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lèpre, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Incapacité permanente partielle, Handicap, Education sanitaire, Prévention, Déformation, Stratégie, Homme, Inde, Asie, Peau pathologie, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leprosy, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Permanent partial disability, Handicap, Health education, Prevention, Deformation, Strategy, Human, India, Asia, Skin disease, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0203694
Code Inist : 002B05B02L1. Création : 199608.