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2022 | October-December | Volume 15 | Issue 4

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Subhash C Parija

World Diabetes Day 2022: Access to Diabetes Care

[Year:2022] [Month:October-December] [Volume:15] [Number:4] [Pages:2] [Pages No:77 - 78]

Keywords: Diabetes, Glycated hemoglobin, World Diabetes Day, World Health Organization

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13160  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 



Prabavathy Subramanian, R Sivapriya

Brief Psychotic Disorder

[Year:2022] [Month:October-December] [Volume:15] [Number:4] [Pages:2] [Pages No:79 - 80]

Keywords: Brief psychotic disorder, Pharmacological treatment, Psychotherapy, Remission

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13154  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-V), short psychotic disorder is the sudden start of psychotic behavior that should last only around 1 month and is followed by complete remission with a chance of recurrence in the future. The factors that cause brief psychotic disorder (BPD) might be hereditary, neurological, or environmental. It was discovered that 0.05% of people had a BPD. Clinical symptoms include delusion, cognitive difficulties, hallucinations that alter perception, distorted speech, altered moods, altered behavior, and lack of insight. The diagnoses were made using the DSM-V and DSM-IV-TR categorization systems. Psychotherapy and pharmacological treatment are the mainstays of the treatment.



Vasanthan Palanisamy

Hoarding Disorder

[Year:2022] [Month:October-December] [Volume:15] [Number:4] [Pages:3] [Pages No:81 - 83]

Keywords: Hoarding disorder, Intensive treatment, Obsessive and compulsive disorder

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13158  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. This condition comes under obsessive and compulsive disorder (OCD) and a person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs. People with hoarding disorder may not see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people with hoarding disorder understand how their beliefs and behaviors can be changed so that they can live safer and more enjoyable lives.



Subakeerthi Venkataramanan

Tomato Flu

[Year:2022] [Month:October-December] [Volume:15] [Number:4] [Pages:2] [Pages No:84 - 85]

Keywords: Disease, Effect, Effectiveness, Fever, Human, Immunity, Knee pain, Knowledge, Morbidity, Pain

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13157  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Tomato flu is an unspecified viral disease that is spreading throughout Kerala. The name tomato flu refers to the disease's main symptom, tomato-shaped blisters on various body parts. The blisters begin as small red blisters that enlarge to resemble tomatoes, hence the names tomato fever or tomato flu. Infected children also suffer from skin irritation and severe dehydration. The precise cause of the infection is still unconfirmed. The researchers are still looking for the organism that is causing tomato flu. Because it is a contagious disease, healthcare providers advise taking precautions to avoid infection.



Geetha Chockalingam

Effect of Structured Teaching Program on Students’ Knowledge of Plastic Use Hazards in Selected Schools, Puducherry

[Year:2022] [Month:October-December] [Volume:15] [Number:4] [Pages:4] [Pages No:86 - 89]

Keywords: Effectiveness, Hazards of plastic use and knowledge, Schoolchildren, Structured teaching program

   DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13149  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 


Introduction: Plastic bags are firm, and their cost is less; so, they are used in all shops. Today, people are accustomed to using plastic bags and find their daily life difficult without using them. Reusable items produce environmental pollution and harm humans. Objectives: Assess the knowledge on hazards of plastic use, evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program (STP), and associate the knowledge with demographic characteristics of schoolchildren. Materials and methods: Adopted pre-experimental research design, and quantitative research approach was used and it was conducted in a government school in Puducherry, India. Selected 60 samples by convenient sampling method to assess the knowledge through a questionnaire. The STP was implemented. Results: The study results revealed that among 60 schoolchildren, 50% had moderate and 50% had inadequate knowledge during the pre- and post-test, respectively; 100% of them had adequate knowledge. This was highly statistically significant. Conclusion: The findings revealed that structured teaching was bringing out the change in the knowledge of schoolchildren.


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