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| Published: March 25, 2016

Thalassemia Control by Awareness: A Study among the Educated Bengalee Populations of South 24 Parganas District, West Bengal, India

Sudipta Kumar Behera

Anthropological Survey of India, 27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sanghamitra Panja

Anthropological Survey of India, 27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dipak K. Adak

Anthropological Survey of India, 27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.110/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.110

ABSTRACT

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.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.110/20160302

10.25215/0302.110

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016