SadaN Dwivedi's research while affiliated with All India Institute of Medical Sciences and other places

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Introduction: Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) are quite common in the primary care setting. These unexplained symptoms lead to physical, psychological, and functional disability increasing patient and caregiver distress. Methodology: Cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of 100 patients attending medicine outpatient depa...
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Background Lifestyle-related diseases have assumed significant public health problem across the globe including developing nations. High rate of nonadherence to treatment poses challenges to family physicians in its treatment. Objective To develop a valid and reliable questionnaire for assessment of adherence to lifestyle modification advices. Ma...
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Aim The objective of this study was to develop and validate a knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) questionnaire about obesity among obese individuals. Materials and Methods The questionnaire was developed following a standardized protocol that consisted of literature review, focused group discussions, and expert opinion. A cross-sectional surv...
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Background: With demographic shifts, there is an unprecedented increase in noncommunicable diseases, multimorbidity, and geriatric syndromes among older adults, especially in economically weaker sectors. However, there is no socioculturally appropriate tool to screen older adults for age-related health needs, multimorbidity, and geriatric syndrome...
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The study was carried out in selected villages of Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. Study area was divided into four categories with different fluoride levels in drinking water. Total 100 children aged 8-14 years were screened for dental fluorosis and biochemical analysis. 25 children were selected from each category. The dental fluorosis case was det...
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This study has been carried out in adult population of Kirti Nagar slums of West Delhi. The objective was to identify and investigate the association between CYP11B2 (-344 C/T), CYP11B1 (G225A) polymorphisms and blood pressure of slum population. Genomic DNA was extracted from whole blood using DNA extraction kit. DNA sequencing of amplified PCR pr...
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Anemia with iron, folate, and/or vitamin B12 deficiency is common among elderly. Limited studies have been carried out in India. The study was undertaken to assess the status of hemoglobin, serum folate and vitamin B12 of economically deprived elderly women (aged 60 to 70 years) residing in Delhi, India. A total of 60 elderly women were enrolled in...
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The prevalence and severity of dental fluorosis in children in relation with different fluoride levels in drinking water of Jodhpur district, Rajasthan. A total of 1029 children's aged 8-14 years was surveyed for dental fluorosis. Demographical information was collected using a pretested suitable questionnaire. The presence and severity was recorde...

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... A study conducted in a tertiary care hospital in North India found that approximately 24.6% of patients presenting to OPD had MUPS [4]. Patients with MUPS have decreased quality of life, and most of the domains of the World Health Organisation Disability Score (WHO-DAS) are affected in these patients [5]. Besides, the caregivers of these patients perceive similar levels of the subjective and objective burden as caregivers of patients with chronic depression and schizophrenia [6]. ...
... To ensure optimal compliance with preventive measures against the spread of the virus, we deliberately chose to share the survey exclusively online to limit contact as much as possible. A standardized methodology, including steps such as literature review, expert review, ethical approval, and pre-testing, was undertaken to develop and validate the questionnaire [87,88]. ...
... Hence, a short screening version of CGA will likely be more feasible in the Indian tertiary care setup and general practice. Various short tools for CGA screening, like ICT-BRIEF, 25 RGA 26 have been developed. Indigenous versions of the screening tool need to be developed while considering the applicability and specific needs of the Indian geriatric population. ...
... The adherence to a healthy lifestyle will be measured by a closed-ended multiple-choice questionnaire including questions regarding diet and physical activity. The questionnaire was developed in India by Dubasi and co-workers to assess the adherence to dietary and physical activity advice for weight control in lifestyle-related diseases [36]. This tool comprises 14 questions, 12 regarding diet and 2 related to physical activity. ...
... Lower and higher concentrations of fluoride ions have serious implications on health. Its lower concentration below 0.5 mg/l leads to tooth decay, but a higher concentration above 1.5 mg/l causes dental fluorosis (Rathore et al. 2017). The sodium ion, commonly called salinity's indicator, were found in higher concentration than the Geographically, the Kasoor district of west Punjab of Pakistan lies adjacent to the malwa region. ...