Saket Kale's research while affiliated with Gandhi Medical College and other places

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Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the major fast growing non-communicable disease (NCD) and causes threats to global public health. Prior to initiating an educational program or interventions for diabetic patients, their current level of knowledge (K), attitude (A), and practice (P) should be evaluated. The purpose of this study was thus...
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Background Chikungunya fever is caused by an alpha-virus that is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. The success of preventive strategies depends on social factors such as knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of the disease. Methods This study was a prospective educational interventional study conducted from September to December 2014 in...
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Background: A primary health centre (PHC) physician, because of his physician-provider interaction at community level and legitimate capacity to deliver and monitor health services, serves as an ideal candidate to understand the specific health/ health program related issues. Methods: This community based qualitative study was conducted in selected...
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The current Indian health –care scenario is overwhelmed not only with burden of diseases but also with quality of care and expenditures. The structure of this paper is interwoven around a storyline about a patient and narrations of the active actors involved in the journey of illness including patient himself. The narrations are followed by a comme...
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An illness narrative is constructed when a person engages with both internal dialogues with himself and in interactions with the others during their journey; these can be transformed into dramatic script for social and self –beneficence. This paper explores whether process-centered creative drama could be the optimum modality for this dramatization...
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Likert scale is applied as one of the most fundamental and frequently used psychometric tools in educational and social sciences research. Simultaneously, it is also subjected to a lot of debates and controversies in regards with the analysis and inclusion of points on the scale. With this context, through reviewing the available literature and the...
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Aim: Accurate estimation of the prosthetic valve size pre - operatively can aid to the efficiency and effectiveness to mitral valve surgery. Traditionally Two dimensional Echocardiography is being used for this purpose but cannot be claimed as optimum tool. This study computes and analyses several linear regression equations in order to obtain a be...
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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. To compare the mitral annulus area measured through indirect 2-dimensional Echocardiography and direct intraoperative measurement with implanted prosthesis area. 2. To determine the existence of area reduction factor (if any) after mitral valve implantation. CONTEXT (BACKGROUND): A frequent mismatch was observed between t...
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CONTEXT: Precise estimation of Mitral valve annulus dimensions preoperatively through Echocardiography is of paramount importance in replacement/repair surgeries. However a frequent disagreement was experienced between anticipated size of prosthetic valve based on echocardiography and actual valve size. This fact encouraged the authors to valida...
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Background: This paper investigates a swift gastrointestinal outbreak in central India and further explores environmental, agent, and host interactions culminating into outbreak. Materials and Methods: Epidemic investigation was launched as per the standard protocol laid by Center for Disease Control to capture the clinico-microbiological pattern o...

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... Comparatively high prevalence of 16.3 per cent was reported in Thiruvanathapuram district in 1999, the capital of Kerala (3). Another study conducted in Thiruvananthapuram district in 2010 reported prevalence of diabetes mellitus as 11.3% in urban areas, 16.6% in rural areas and 16.7% in slum regions (4). ...
... Though the first reported occurrence of dengue fever in India was in 1946, there were no major outbreaks in the country for almost 20 years, until a major epidemic occurred in 1963-1964 in Kolkata. 16 However, unlike many other mosquito-borne diseases, an amplifying host is important in the epidemiology of human JE. In Asia, pigs are considered to be the most important amplifying host, providing a link to humans through their proximity to housing. ...
... Another obstacle comes from the community, who still misunderstand the provision of iron supplements [54]. Iron deficiency anemia does not only involve adolescents themselves; parents and society also play an essential role in preventing iron deficiency anemia [37,55]. ...
... Croasmun & Ostrom, 2011;Joshi et al., 2015). The primary goal of a five-point Likert scale is to provide respondents with additional alternatives and to represent the increased variety in respondents' mindsets and attitudes(Chyung et al., 2017). ...