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Use of traditional medical practitioners to delivery family planning services in Uttar Pradesh.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8209393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This pilot study conducted in Muzaffarnagar district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, demonstrates the potential for using traditional medical practitioners in the delivery of family planning services after a brief training period. Practitioners participated continuously in the program for an intervention period of two years during which their services were accepted by the community. The impact of their involvement was reflected in increased knowledge of permanent as well as reversible contraceptive methods and in higher contraceptive use rates, especially of reversible methods adopted by women younger than 25 years (from 8 percent to 37 percent), in the intervention villages, as compared with increased knowledge and use (from 13 percent to 25 percent) of permanent methods alone in the control villages.
Authors:
I P Kambo; R N Gupta; A S Kundu; B S Dhillon; H M Saxena; B N Saxena
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in family planning     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0039-3665     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Fam Plann     Publication Date:    1994 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-07-13     Completed Date:  1994-07-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7810364     Medline TA:  Stud Fam Plann     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Community Health Aides / education,  utilization*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
Family Planning Services / organization & administration*
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Promotion / organization & administration
Humans
India
Medicine, Ayurvedic*
Middle Aged
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Pilot Projects
Program Evaluation
Socioeconomic Factors

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