Raji Devarajan
Public Health Foundation of India
Randomized controlled trialAcute coronary syndromeMyocardial infarctionDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Raji DevarajanH-Index: 4
#2Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Public Health Foundation of India)H-Index: 55
Last. Shifalika Goenka (Public Health Foundation of India)H-Index: 21
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The Lancet Commission on Obesity (LCO), also known as the "syndemic commission," states that radical changes are required to harness the common drivers of "obesity, undernutrition, and climate change." Urban design, land use, and the built environment are few such drivers. Holding individuals responsible for obesity detracts from the obesogenic built environments. Pedestrian priority and dignity, wide pavements with tree canopies, water fountains with potable water, benches for the elderly at re...
#1Megha K. Shah (Emory University)H-Index: 4
#2Dimple Kondal (Public Health Foundation of India)H-Index: 15
Last. Mohammed K. Ali (Emory University)H-Index: 43
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#1P.P. MohananH-Index: 9
#2Mark Daniel Huffman (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 32
Last. Prabhakaran Dorairaj (Public Health Foundation of India)H-Index: 55
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Importance Ischemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in India, and treatment can be costly. Objective To evaluate individual- and household-level costs and impoverishing effects of acute myocardial infarction among patients in Kerala, India. Design, Setting, and Participants This investigation was a prespecified substudy of the Acute Coronary Syndrome Quality Improvement in Kerala study, a stepped-wedge, cluster randomized clinical trial conducted between November 2014 and November 20...
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Background: Hospital management practices are associated with cardiovascular process of care measures and patient outcomes. However, management practices related to acute cardiac care in India has ...
#2Sanjay Kinra (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 30
Last. Prabhakaran DorairajH-Index: 55
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Abstract Background Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a standard treatment for secondary prevention of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in high income countries (HICs), but it is inaccessible to most patients in India due to high costs and skills required for multidisciplinary CR teams. We developed a low-cost and scalable CR program based on culturally-acceptable practice of yoga (Yoga-CaRe). In this paper, we report the rationale and design for evaluation of its effectiveness and cost-effectiven...
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#1Kavita Singh (Public Health Foundation of India)H-Index: 18
#2Mohammed K. Ali (Emory University)H-Index: 43
Last. Nikhil Tandon (AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 44
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Background Economic dimensions of implementing quality improvement for diabetes care are understudied worldwide. We describe the economic evaluation protocol within a randomised controlled trial that tested a multi-component quality improvement (QI) strategy for individuals with poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes in South Asia.
#1Boydoyd Swinburn (Deakin University)H-Index: 70
#2Vivica I Kraak (VT: Virginia Tech)H-Index: 23
Last. William H. Dietz (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 98
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Additional co-authors: Prof Corinna Hawkes PhD, Mario Herrero PhD, Prof Peter S Hovmand PhD, Prof Mark Howden PhD, Lindsay M Jaacks PhD, Ariadne B Kapetanaki PhD, Matt Kasman PhD, Prof Harriet V Kuhnlein PhD, Prof Shiriki K Kumanyika PhD, Prof Bagher Larijani MD, Tim Lobstein PhD, Michael W Long PhD, Victor K R Matsudo MD, Susanna D H Mills PhD, Gareth Morgan PhD, Alexandra Morshed, Patricia M Nece JD, Prof An Pan PhD, David W Patterson, Gary Sacks PhD, Meera Shekar PhD, Geoff L Simmons, Warren ...
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#1Kavita Singh (Public Health Foundation of India)H-Index: 18
#2Raji Devarajan (Public Health Foundation of India)H-Index: 4
Last. Mark Daniel Huffman (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 32
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The ACS QUIK trial showed that a multicomponent quality improvement toolkit intervention resulted in improvements in processes of care for patients with acute myocardial infarction in Kerala but did not improve clinical outcomes in the context of background improvements in care. We describe the development of the ACS QUIK intervention and evaluate its implementation, acceptability, and sustainability. We performed a mixed methods process evaluation alongside a cluster randomized, stepped-wedge t...
Background: Despite a high cardiovascular disease burden, data on patient-reported health status outcomes among individuals with cardiovascular disease in India are limited. Methods and Results: Between November 2014 and November 2016, we collected health-related quality of life data among 1261 participants in the ACS QUIK trial (Acute Coronary Syndrome Quality Improvement in Kerala). We used a translated, validated version of the Seattle Angina Questionnaire administered 30 days after discharge...
#1Kalpana SinghH-Index: 3
#2L. Johnson (Emory University)
Last. Nikhil Tandon (AIIMS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 44
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