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Knowledge and practices regarding injury care among stone quartz workers.

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Author(s): Tiwari R | Narayan R | Saiyed H

Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 0019-5359

Volume: 57;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 300;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Adult | Cross-Sectional Studies | Female | Health Knowledge | Attitudes | Practice | Human | Male | Middle Aged | Occupational Diseases | therapy | Quartz | Wounds and Injuries | therapy

ABSTRACT
The present study designed as cross sectional study was carried out to study the knowledge and practice regarding injury care among stone quartz workers of Chhotaudepur. A total of 137 stone quartz workers were included in the study, which consisted of 54.7% males and 45.3% females. 85.4% of the workers were illiterate and almost all the workers belonged to lower socio-economic strata according to the Modified Kuppuswamy′s socio-economic scale. Majority of the subjects (56.2%) responded that they would consult doctor if they get injured while 32.2% responded that they would neglect the wound, as it will heal spontaneously. Thus the present study suggests that the knowledge regarding injury care among stone quartz workers was poor. Even the attitude and practice regarding injury care was also inappropriate.
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