A study was undertaken in Kanpur city to identify the reasons for low yield of rapid survey in leprosy case detection and to intervene to overcome the shortcomings.
By a random cluster sampling method, 200 000 persons were selected for the study.
Rapid survey was undertaken in half the area and in another half similar survey was undertaken after additional inputs.
The additional inputs were staff training, IEC activities, changing of the survey timings and addition of a female worker to the survey teams.
The proportion of the population enumerated population showed a significant rise (from 58.35% to 72.21%) in the test area with additional inputs.
The number and the type of cases detected did not show any difference.
Significantly, addition of female workers to the team did not improve the proportion of the female population examined or of female cases detected.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lèpre, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Diagnostic, Facteur risque, Intervention, Résultat, Zone urbaine, Surveillance sanitaire, Inde, Asie, Homme, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leprosy, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Diagnosis, Risk factor, Operation, Result, Urban area, Sanitary surveillance, India, Asia, Human, Skin disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0477993
Code Inist : 002B05B02L1. Création : 22/03/2000.