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dc.contributor.authorSharma, DB
dc.contributor.authorGupta, V
dc.contributor.authorSaxena, K
dc.contributor.authorShah, UM
dc.contributor.authorSingh, US
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-05T16:43:30Z
dc.date.available2020-12-05T16:43:30Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-25
dc.date.submitted2020-12-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619790
dc.description.abstractBackground and Aims: Faith healing is a method of treating illnesses through the exercise of faith rather than medical methods. The current study was done with the objective to find out demographic variables of faith healers, various conditions for which the people approach them, various practices and processes used and to look for scope of integrated approach to healthcare with faith healers. Settings and Design: RHTC village was a sub center village of PHC Morad. Hence, for the study, all the villages which comes under PHC Morad were selected. The design of the study was a cross-sectional study. Methods and Material: The study was a cross sectional study where faith healers were interviewed based on a semi structured questionnaire comprising of both close and open-ended questions. Statistical Analysis Used: Absolute numbers. Results: Different reasons for which the persons usually came for ranged from supernatural possession, unemployment, family problems etc., and various different processes were used by these healers to solve the problems included giving charms and amulets, personal sacrifices like “baddha” (Nischay/praan) and many others. Conclusion: The study concludes that faith healers in many conditions and situations became the first point of contact as the faith of the community in these faith healers is deeply rooted.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMedknow Publicationsen_US
dc.rightsWith thanks to Medknow Publications.en_US
dc.titleRole of Faith healers: A barrier or a support system to medical care- a cross sectional studyen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Family Medicine and Primary Careen_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-12-05T16:43:31Z


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