| Published: March 25, 2016
Thalassemia Control by Awareness: A Study among the Educated Bengalee Populations of South 24 Parganas District, West Bengal, India
This study is an evaluation of KAP (knowledge, attitude and practice) among the educated Bengalee population of rural West Bengal, India. It reveals a positive perception of the people towards this disorder. Genetic counseling and participation in awareness programme is very poor among these respondents. There is considerable difference between two genders in terms of knowledge like- ‘about the child to whom blood is given frequently’ and ‘thalassemia is a blood related disorder’. More number of males agreed to live with a person suffering from thalassemia than their counterparts. Proper education and awareness programme with local community participation will be very effective as people witness the seriousness of this disease in their day to day life.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2016 I S Behera, S Panja, D Adak
Received: January 30, 2016; Revision Received: February 22, 2016; Accepted: March 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016