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Sources of anxiety amongst leprosy patients in urban treatment setting in Hyderabad, India

Abstract
People with leprosy in the Indian Subcontinent are reported to have a lower quality of life and poorer mental health compared to control groups. The cause of these inequalities is usually attributed to a combination of stigma and physical disability. While addressing the impact of these factors among leprosy patients is important, the increase in early diagnosis and treatment of leprosy, particularly in cities, has led to a group of patients with relatively concealed symptoms, who have not been forced to disclose their status publically. The concerns of this group of patients are therefore different to that of long-term leprosy patients, and greater knowledge of their concerns relating to leprosy is necessary to ensure compliance to treatment and improve quality of life

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Thwaites V
Anjum V
Rao M
Year of Publication
2014
Journal
Leprosy review
Volume
85
Issue
4
Number of Pages
328-331
Language
eng
Alternate Journal
Lepr Rev.
Publication Language
eng