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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

A study to assess the concept of health and illness among adults in selected urban slum areas of Pune city

Author(s):
Dr. Geeta Shiroor, Saniya Susan Saju, Glorry Robin Kamble, Intekhab, Kunal Kisan Kamble and Ronaldo Ningthoujam
Abstract:
Different concept of health and illness has an influence on individual’s health practices as well as in the behavior. Continuous technological advancements in health care have greater impact and individuals views about the health and illness has also altered according to the development. Methodology: A Quantitative research study was conducted to assess the concept of health and illness among adults using non-experimental exploratory research design. 200 samples were selected from Padmavati and Taljai slum areas of Pune city using nonprobability convenient sampling technique. Data was collected using self-structured questionnaire during the month of October 2018. Result: Findings of the study revealed that regarding the concept of health 71% of samples has ‘holistic concept’ and 29% of samples has ‘biomedical concept’. For the concepts of illness 90% of adults has a concepts that: ‘in this world all suffering with some or other health problems and it is very common’ and 10 % of samples has a concept that ‘the extent to which we care ourselves will be the outcome; it can either be health or illness’.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Geeta Shiroor, Saniya Susan Saju, Glorry Robin Kamble, Intekhab, Kunal Kisan Kamble, Ronaldo Ningthoujam. A study to assess the concept of health and illness among adults in selected urban slum areas of Pune city. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):293-295.

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