Author(s): A. Rajendra Kumar, Gayathri Gunalan, Shyamala Rajkumar, A. Faridha

Email(s): rksairam@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00473   

Address: A. Rajendra Kumar1*, Gayathri Gunalan2, Shyamala Rajkumar3, A. Faridha4
1Research Officer (Siddha)- S III andI/c, Siddha Regional Research Institute (CCRS), Kuyavarpalayam, Puducherry – 605013.
2Research Officer (Biochemistry)- S II, Siddha Regional Research Institute (CCRS), Kuyavarpalayam, Puducherry – 605013.
3Research Officer (Siddha)- S III, CCRS Headquarters, Arumbakkam, Chennai – 600106.
4Research Associate (Siddha), Siddha Regional Research Institute (CCRS), Kuyavarpalayam, Puducherry – 605013.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 6,     Year - 2023


ABSTRACT:
Background: The present study was aimed at to assess the awareness about the usage of Siddha medicines among the patients reporting selected Siddha OPD units in Puducherry and Karaikal region. To assess the awareness and usage of Siddha medicine in selected population of Puducherry and Karaikal region. Methods: The aim of the survey is to assess the awareness and usage of Siddha medicines among the patients attending Siddha OPDs of Puducherry and Karaikal region. The survey is done as a questionnaire either they are aware of Siddha medicines and its usage or not. The questionnaire is framed under various criteria like awareness, palatability, preference, frequency of visits, quality, recommendations, etc. Results and Conclusion: The results of this survey has depicted that the patients attending Siddha OPD of Puducherry and Karaikal region have much awareness about Siddha medicines and its usage. From the above said report, it can be concluded that patients came to know about the Siddha Medical system mostly through oral references than advertisements. Necessary steps like Siddha awareness camps, advertisements, propagation of strength and various specialties of Siddha must be initiated to sensitize the public about Siddha system.


Cite this article:
A. Rajendra Kumar, Gayathri Gunalan, Shyamala Rajkumar, A. Faridha. Assessment of Awareness and Usage of Siddha Medicine among the patients reporting to selected Siddha OPD in Puducherry and Karaikal region. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(6):2873-9. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00473

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A. Rajendra Kumar, Gayathri Gunalan, Shyamala Rajkumar, A. Faridha. Assessment of Awareness and Usage of Siddha Medicine among the patients reporting to selected Siddha OPD in Puducherry and Karaikal region. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(6):2873-9. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00473   Available on: https://www.rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-16-6-51


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