International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017

Interventional Study on the Level of Awareness Pertaining to Thalassaemia among the Social Work College Freshmen in India

Arpita Patel [2]

Abstract: Thalassaemia is a hereditary disorder that results in reduced production of haemoglobin. Statistics reveal that in India thalassaemia major affects over 1, 00, 000 people and over 8, 000 reported thalassaemia births take place every year. There are, however, many more unreported cases as well. Control of thalassaemia in India is a major problem due to ignorance about the disease, social, cultural and religious taboos and family influences. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge among the social work college freshman. A descriptive action research carried out in Anand Institute of Social Work, Anand, in Gujarat, India in September 2017. After intervention almost 100 % study population gained knowledge related to thalassaemia and its importance.

Keywords: Thalassaemia, Knowledge, disorder

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,

Pages: 1935 - 1938

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