International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part A (2017)
Impact of selected socio-demographic variables with selected clinical variables and growth parameters among transfusion dependent thalassemia children
Achamma Varghese and Dr. Usha Ukande
An observational study was done on transfusion dependent thalassemic children selected from 2 hospitals considered as population of rural and Urban children. 50 samples were recruited by convenient sampling method and distributed into two groups with equal size (25 samples in each group) belonged to the age group of 9-18 years. The result of the present study reveals that parents of urban children found more responsible to find out their own & their sibling’s carrier status of disease and in giving chelating agents and money spent on chelating agent was higher. Statically significance was found in height, but in weight was found insignificant differences. Most of these urban children taking transfusion twice in a month and were belongs to the socioeconomic status of I,II,III in comparison with socio economic status of V,IV,III,II. of rural children. Conclusion: Statistical significance indicates that the place of residence of the child found to be a significant factor that impacted in following areas; education, to know the carrier status of disease among parents& siblings, number of blood transfusion per month, the weight of the child, regular intake of chelation therapy and money spent on chelating agent.
How to cite this article:
Achamma Varghese, Dr. Usha Ukande. Impact of selected socio-demographic variables with selected clinical variables and growth parameters among transfusion dependent thalassemia children. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(3):38-44.