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Participation level of the leprosy patients in society.

Abstract

The present study examines the soci-demographic profile and participation restriction level of the respondents and the association of gender socio-economic status (SES) and deformity status of the respondents with their respective participation restriction level. 245 leprosy patients have been selected for the present study. Socio-economic scale, participation scale and in-depth interviews were used for data collection. Data analysis was done by using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). 57.1% belonged to poor SES followed by lower-middle (21.6%). Only 12% of respondents belonged to high SES. Out of 245 respondents, 32.20% had grade II deformity 31.40% grade I and the rest 36.3% non-deformed. The results of the participation scale showed that 54.28% had no significant participation restriction and only 3.67% had extreme participation restriction. SES and deformity status of the respondents have shown significant differences with the level of participation restriction. The lower the SES and the severe the level of deformity of the respondents, the extreme is the level of participation restriction among them.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Singh S
Sinha A K
Banerjee B G
Jaswal N
Year of Publication
2009
Journal
Indian journal of leprosy
Volume
81
Issue
4
Number of Pages
181-7
Date Published
2009 Oct-Dec
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0254-9395
DOI
10.2340/16501977-0625
Alternate Journal
Indian J Lepr
Publication Language
eng