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Investigating Reproductive Tract Infections and Other Gynaecological Disorders : A Multidisciplinary Research Approach - Shireen J. Jejeebhoy

Investigating Reproductive Tract Infections and Other Gynaecological Disorders

A Multidisciplinary Research Approach

By: Shireen J. Jejeebhoy (Editor), Michael Koenig (Editor), Christopher Elias (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th February 2003
ISBN: 9780521818124
Number Of Pages: 482

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Women's reproductive tract infections and other gynaecological disorders are an enormous global health burden.

This significant book helps focus research in this important, neglected area. It is a vital tool for doctors, epidemiologists and public health professionals to formulate effective ways of evaluating the scale of this problem within the local community.

The book takes an international perspective and recognises that gathering gynaecological information in different societies requires a sensitive and multidisciplinary approach. This research highlights the social significance of these disorders for women's health and casts new light on effective medical and behavioural interventions.

  • Will help advance global investigation of gynaecological morbidity
  • Pulls together much international experience in community-based research
  • Establishes guidelines on issues and methods associated with reproductive tract infections and gynaecological morbidity.

List of contributors
Foreword Paul F. A. van Look
Acknowledgements
Introduction and overview Shireen Jejeebhoy
Defining reproductive tract infections and other gynaecological morbidities
The social context of gynaecological morbidity: correlates, consequences and health seeking behaviour
Reproductive health: men's roles and men's rights
Study design for the measurement of gynaecologic morbidity
Alternatives to community-based study designs for research on women's gynaecological morbidity
Community interaction in studies of gynaecological morbidity: experiences in Egypt, India and Uganda Shireen Jejeebhoy
Egypt: the Giza reproductive morbidity study
India: the Gadchiroli study of gynaecological diseases
Uganda: the Rakai project
Definitions of clinically diagnosed gynaecological morbidity resulting from reproductive tract infection
Laboratory tests for the detection of reproductive tract infections
Laboratory methods for the diagnosis of reproductive tract infections and selected conditions in population-based studies
The value of the imperfect: the contribution of interview surveys to the study of gynaecological ill health
Qualitative methods in gynaecological morbidity research
Integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in research on reproductive health
Interpreting results from different sources of data Tom Marshall, Veronique Filippi
Turning research into action Ruth Dixon-Mueller
Appendix
Index
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ISBN: 9780521818124
ISBN-10: 0521818125
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 482
Published: 13th February 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.222

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