Rakhi Dandona

Summary

Publications

  1. pmc Burden of out-of-pocket expenditure for road traffic injuries in urban India
    G Anil Kumar
    Public Health Foundation of India, ISID Campus, 4, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110 070, 1ndia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:285. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Characteristics of non-fatal fall injuries in rural India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Public Health Foundation of India, PHD House, 4 2 Sirifort Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi 110016, India
    Inj Prev 16:166-71. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint HIV testing among adults in a high prevalence district in India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Public Health Foundation of India, 4 2, Siri Fort Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi 110016, India
    Natl Med J India 22:289-93. 2009
  4. pmc Road use pattern and risk factors for non-fatal road traffic injuries among children in urban India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
    Injury 42:97-103. 2011
  5. pmc Population-based seroprevalence of HSV-2 and syphilis in Andhra Pradesh state of India
    John A Schneider
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 10:59. 2010
  6. pmc Crash characteristics and patterns of injury among hospitalized motorised two-wheeled vehicle users in urban India
    Michael Fitzharris
    George Institute for International Health and School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:11. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Access to condoms for female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh
    G Anil Kumar
    Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500082, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Natl Med J India 19:306-12. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Risk factors associated with HIV in a population-based study in Andhra Pradesh state of India
    Lalit Dandona
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Int J Epidemiol 37:1274-86. 2008
  9. pmc How much attention is needed towards men who sell sex to men for HIV prevention in India?
    Lalit Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Public Health 6:31. 2006
  10. pmc A population-based study of human immunodeficiency virus in south India reveals major differences from sentinel surveillance-based estimates
    Lalit Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Med 4:31. 2006

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. pmc Burden of out-of-pocket expenditure for road traffic injuries in urban India
    G Anil Kumar
    Public Health Foundation of India, ISID Campus, 4, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110 070, 1ndia
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:285. 2012
    ..Road traffic injuries (RTI) are an increasing public health problem in India where out-of-pocket (OOP) expenditures on health are among the highest in the world. We estimated the OOP expenses for RTI in a large city in India...
  2. doi request reprint Characteristics of non-fatal fall injuries in rural India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Public Health Foundation of India, PHD House, 4 2 Sirifort Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi 110016, India
    Inj Prev 16:166-71. 2010
    ..Little is known about the context, risk factors and severity of non-fatal fall-related injury in India...
  3. ncbi request reprint HIV testing among adults in a high prevalence district in India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Public Health Foundation of India, 4 2, Siri Fort Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi 110016, India
    Natl Med J India 22:289-93. 2009
    ..We examined the distribution of HIV testing in a population-based sample from Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh, which is estimated to have one of the highest prevalence rates of HIV in India...
  4. pmc Road use pattern and risk factors for non-fatal road traffic injuries among children in urban India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
    Injury 42:97-103. 2011
    ..We assessed the road use pattern and incidence and risk factors of non-fatal road traffic injuries (RTI) among children aged 5–14 years in Hyderabad, India...
  5. pmc Population-based seroprevalence of HSV-2 and syphilis in Andhra Pradesh state of India
    John A Schneider
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 10:59. 2010
    ..Understanding the prevalence and risk factors for common causes of ulcerative genital disease in the general population would inform current STI syndromic management and HIV testing strategies in high HIV prevalence regions of India...
  6. pmc Crash characteristics and patterns of injury among hospitalized motorised two-wheeled vehicle users in urban India
    Michael Fitzharris
    George Institute for International Health and School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:11. 2009
    ..Motorised two-wheeled vehicles (MTV) constitute a large portion of the vehicle fleet in India. We report the crash characteristics and injury patterns among a cohort of MTV riders and pillions presenting to hospital post-crash...
  7. ncbi request reprint Access to condoms for female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh
    G Anil Kumar
    Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500082, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Natl Med J India 19:306-12. 2006
    ..We report the accessibility of male condoms for female sex workers (FSWs) and the associated characteristics that may play a major role in determining access to condoms for FSWs...
  8. doi request reprint Risk factors associated with HIV in a population-based study in Andhra Pradesh state of India
    Lalit Dandona
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Int J Epidemiol 37:1274-86. 2008
    ..Population-based data on risk factors associated with HIV are not readily available from India. This understanding, and an estimate of the impact of addressing behavioural factors on reducing HIV, would be useful...
  9. pmc How much attention is needed towards men who sell sex to men for HIV prevention in India?
    Lalit Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Public Health 6:31. 2006
    ..Data on homosexual transmission are not readily available from India. We therefore assessed the probability of acquiring and transmitting HIV for men who sell sex to men and compared this with women who sell sex in India...
  10. pmc A population-based study of human immunodeficiency virus in south India reveals major differences from sentinel surveillance-based estimates
    Lalit Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Med 4:31. 2006
    ..The validity of these extrapolations has not been systematically examined with a large sample population-based study...
  11. pmc High risk of HIV in non-brothel based female sex workers in India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Public Health 5:87. 2005
    ..We assessed the non-use of condoms in sex work and with regular sex partners by female sex workers (FSWs), and identified its associations that could assist in planning HIV prevention programmes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Economic analysis of HIV prevention interventions in Andhra Pradesh state of India to inform resource allocation
    Lalit Dandona
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, India
    AIDS 23:233-42. 2009
    ..To conduct composite economic analysis of HIV prevention interventions to inform efficient utilization of resources in India...
  13. ncbi request reprint HIV testing among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    AIDS 19:2033-6. 2005
    ..The risk of HIV infection as a result of the non-use of condoms was higher among FSW who reported not having been tested and were also unwilling to get tested, and they also held significantly more negative beliefs about HIV/AIDS...
  14. pmc Is the HIV burden in India being overestimated?
    Lalit Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Public Health 6:308. 2006
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  15. pmc Outputs and cost of HIV prevention programmes for truck drivers in Andhra Pradesh, India
    S G Prem Kumar
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:82. 2009
    ..HIV prevention programmes for truck drivers form part of the HIV control efforts, but systematic data on the outputs and cost of providing such services in India are not readily available for further planning and use of resources...
  16. doi request reprint Application of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 BED enzyme immunoassay on dried blood spots in India
    Vemu Lakshmi
    Department of Microbiology, Nizam s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
    J Med Microbiol 58:312-7. 2009
    ..Correlation of the BED assay with panel testing and longitudinal incidence data in the Indian population is needed to calibrate it for use in India...
  17. ncbi request reprint Population-based assessment of refractive error in India: the Andhra Pradesh eye disease study
    Rakhi Dandona
    International Centre forAdvancement of Rural Eye Care, LV Prasad Eye Institute, and Centre for Social Services, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 30:84-93. 2002
    ..To assess the prevalence, distribution, and demographic associations of refractive error in the population of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh...
  18. ncbi request reprint Population-based study of spectacles use in southern India
    Rakhi Dandona
    International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
    Indian J Ophthalmol 50:145-55. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Risky behavior of drivers of motorized two wheeled vehicles in India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    J Safety Res 37:149-58. 2006
    ..We report on the availability of drivers licenses, use of a helmet, driver behavior, and condition of vehicles for MTV drivers in Hyderabad, a city in India..
  20. ncbi request reprint Fear of blindness and perceptions about blind people. The Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study
    Pyda Giridhar
    International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
    Indian J Ophthalmol 50:239-46. 2002
    ..This reflects the need for increasing awareness about blindness in this population through eye health promotion strategies in order to reduce blindness, and awareness regarding the availability of rehabilitation services...
  21. pmc Changing cost of HIV interventions in the context of scaling-up in India
    Lalit Dandona
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, India
    AIDS 22:S43-9. 2008
    ..A rapid scaling up of HIV interventions in India is anticipated, but systematic information on how costs of HIV interventions change over time and programme scale is not available to inform planning...
  22. ncbi request reprint Planning low vision services in India : a population-based perspective
    Rakhi Dandona
    International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Ophthalmology 109:1871-8. 2002
    ..To assess the prevalence and causes of low vision in a population in southern India for planning low vision services...
  23. pmc Crashes involving motorised rickshaws in urban India: characteristics and injury patterns
    Uli Schmucker
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, India George Institute for International Health and School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Traffic Crash Research Unit, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Sauerbruchstrasse, Germany
    Injury 42:104-11. 2011
    ..This study aims to describe the crash characteristics and injury patterns for motorised rickshaw occupants and the road users hit-by-motorised rickshaw in urban India...
  24. doi request reprint Behavioral surveillance of premarital sex among never married young adults in a high HIV prevalence district in India
    G Anil Kumar
    ISID Campus, Public Health Foundation of India, 4 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India
    AIDS Behav 15:228-35. 2011
    ..These findings can inform HIV prevention efforts among young adults in India...
  25. doi request reprint Fall related injuries: a retrospective medical review study in North India
    Jagnoor Jagnoor
    The George Institute for Global Health, Injury Division, Level 7, 341 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Injury 43:1996-2000. 2012
    ..However, very little is known about the context and characteristics of such falls. The aim of this study was to describe the context and characteristics of fall related injuries in patients admitted to hospital for fall injury...
  26. ncbi request reprint Outcome and number of cataract surgeries in India: policy issues for blindness control
    Lalit Dandona
    International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care, LV Prasad Eye Institute and Centre for Social Services, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 31:23-31. 2003
    ..To assess what impact attention to quality of cataract surgery and postoperative follow up can have on cataract blindness in India, and to estimate the number of surgeries needed to eliminate cataract blindness in India...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sex behaviour of men who have sex with men and risk of HIV in Andhra Pradesh, India
    Lalit Dandona
    Centre for Public Health Research, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    AIDS 19:611-9. 2005
    ..To obtain information on sex behaviour of a large sample of men who have sex with men (MSM) in India that would assist in planning HIV prevention...
  28. ncbi request reprint Drop of HIV estimate for India to less than half
    Lalit Dandona
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, 500033 Andhra Pradesh, India
    Lancet 370:1811-3. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint Making road safety a public health concern for policy-makers in India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
    Natl Med J India 19:126-33. 2006
    ..This paper describes the road safety issues discussed by members of the Indian Parliament, and highlights the gaps that need to be addressed to make road safety visible as a public health problem to policy-makers in India...
  30. pmc Outputs, cost and efficiency of public sector centres for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in Andhra Pradesh, India
    Lalit Dandona
    George Institute for International Health India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:26. 2008
    ..PMTCT services are mostly provided at public sector government hospitals in India. Systematic data on the cost and efficiency of providing PMTCT services in India are not available readily for further planning...
  31. pmc Availability of data for monitoring noncommunicable disease risk factors in India
    Magdalena Z Raban
    Public Health Foundation of India, ISID Campus, 4 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, 110070, India
    Bull World Health Organ 90:20-9. 2012
    ..To examine the availability of data measuring noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factor indicators from household surveys conducted in India from 2000 to 2009...
  32. ncbi request reprint Inequitable coverage of non-communicable diseases and injury interventions in India
    Magdalena Z Raban
    Public Health Foundation of India, ISID Campus, 4 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India
    Natl Med J India 23:267-73. 2010
    ..We examined the inequities in coverage of interventions for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries in India...
  33. pmc Verbal autopsy coding: are multiple coders better than one?
    Rohina Joshi
    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Bull World Health Organ 87:51-7. 2009
    ..To assess the impact on the reported cause-of-death patterns of a verbal autopsy coding strategy based on a review of every death by multiple coders versus a single coder...
  34. ncbi request reprint Traffic law enforcement in Hyderabad, India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500 082, India
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 12:167-76. 2005
    ..Recommendations to enhance TLE within the given resources of the police are made. More effort is needed towards systematic collection and analysis of data on TLE in India to facilitate long-term improvements in TLE for safer roads...
  35. pmc Revision of visual impairment definitions in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases
    Lalit Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Med 4:7. 2006
    ..New data and knowledge related to visual impairment that have accumulated over this period suggest that these definitions need to be revised...
  36. pmc What is the global burden of visual impairment?
    Lalit Dandona
    Health Studies Area, Centre for Human Development, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, India
    BMC Med 4:6. 2006
    ..This estimate is quoted widely, but because it is based on definitions using best-corrected visual acuity, uncorrected refractive error as a cause of visual impairment is excluded...
  37. pmc Cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions in Andhra Pradesh state of India
    Lalit Dandona
    Public Health Foundation of India, ISID Campus, 4 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:117. 2010
    ..We conducted this assessment for the state of Andhra Pradesh that has the highest HIV burden in India...
  38. ncbi request reprint Utilization of and barriers to public sector tuberculosis services in India
    Rakhi Dandona
    Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500082, India
    Natl Med J India 17:292-9. 2004
    ..We assessed the utilization of and barriers to the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) services based on DOTS in 4 states of India, and recommend actions to optimize utilization of the RNTCP services...
  39. ncbi request reprint Refractive error in children in a rural population in India
    Rakhi Dandona
    International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:615-22. 2002
    ..To assess the prevalence of refractive error and related visual impairment in school-aged children in the rural population of the Mahabubnagar district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh...
  40. ncbi request reprint Analysis of evaluations of health system/policy interventions in India
    Lalit Dandona
    Public Health Foundation of India, ISID Campus, 4 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India
    Natl Med J India 24:263-8. 2011
    ..Outcome/impact evaluations need to incorporate controls in design and multivariate techniques more often in their analysis to achieve higher quality robust evaluations in India...
  41. pmc Social sector expenditure and child mortality in India: a state-level analysis from 1997 to 2009
    Susanna M Makela
    Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
    PLoS ONE 8:e56285. 2013
    ..India is unlikely to meet the Millennium Development Goal for child mortality. As public policy impacts child mortality, we assessed the association of social sector expenditure with child mortality in India...
  42. pmc Contact with HIV prevention programmes & willingness for new interventions among truckers in India
    S G Prem Kumar
    Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
    Indian J Med Res 137:1061-71. 2013
    ..The present study aimed to further the understanding on contact of truckers with existing HIV prevention services and to assess willingness for new HIV prevention strategies...
  43. pmc Variations in catastrophic health expenditure estimates from household surveys in India
    Magdalena Z Raban
    Public Health Foundation of India, ISID Campus, 4 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India
    Bull World Health Organ 91:726-35. 2013
    ..To assess the comparability of out-of-pocket (OOP) payment and catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) estimates from different household surveys in India...
  44. pmc The lack of public health research output from India
    Lalit Dandona
    Centre for Public Health Research, Administrative Staff College of India, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500 082, India
    BMC Public Health 4:55. 2004
    ..This information would help understand the areas in health research that need improvement in India to enhance the health of India's population...
  45. pmc Essential health information available for India in the public domain on the internet
    Magdalena Z Raban
    School of Public Health and George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:208. 2009
    ..This paper reviews the essential health information available readily in the public domain on the internet for India in order to broadly assess its adequacy and inform further development...
  46. ncbi request reprint Deaths due to road traffic crashed in Hyderabad city in India: need for strengthening surveillance
    Rakhi Dandona
    Centre for Public Health Research, Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500082, India
    Natl Med J India 17:74-9. 2004
    ..We assessed the utility of the available data on deaths due to road traffic crashes for road crash surveillance for a major metropolitan city of southern India...