Presentation Title

Homeopathy Versus Allopathy: Factors Influencing Medical decisions of Women in Udaipur, India

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Luisa Nogaj

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

Location

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Session

poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

biological_agricultural_sciences

Abstract

India is the seventh largest country and the second most-populated country in the world. It faces many challenges, especially when it comes to the impoverished areas like Rajasthan. Udaipur, Rajasthan is an agricultural distribution center in which its factories produce chemicals such as asbestos and clay. Many of its people within the urban areas are found deprived of a healthy diet and adequate medical care. As part of the Global Women in STEM and Policy Undergraduate Research Program, 137 face to face, in depth interviews were conducted in two villages near Udaipur in order to measure the extent of natural remedy use versus allopathic measures in the area. Factors such as weather, location, education, and proximity to health clinics played a major role in determining whether or not these women were being treated at home or in a hospital. To conduct these interviews, surveys were drawn up in which women above the age of 18 were asked questions regarding their health and their means of providing care for themselves and their children. These interviews were then analyzed for factors which either supported or negated the initial hypothesis that the majority of women will use homeopathic remedies to treat illnesses rather than seek medical attention. Preliminary data shows that amongst most women, natural remedies at home are not prevalent, and if they seek medical attention, it is within a few days of the developed illness. Further analysis is necessary to determine methods by which these women can get the proper medical care they need.

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Homeopathy Versus Allopathy: Factors Influencing Medical decisions of Women in Udaipur, India

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India is the seventh largest country and the second most-populated country in the world. It faces many challenges, especially when it comes to the impoverished areas like Rajasthan. Udaipur, Rajasthan is an agricultural distribution center in which its factories produce chemicals such as asbestos and clay. Many of its people within the urban areas are found deprived of a healthy diet and adequate medical care. As part of the Global Women in STEM and Policy Undergraduate Research Program, 137 face to face, in depth interviews were conducted in two villages near Udaipur in order to measure the extent of natural remedy use versus allopathic measures in the area. Factors such as weather, location, education, and proximity to health clinics played a major role in determining whether or not these women were being treated at home or in a hospital. To conduct these interviews, surveys were drawn up in which women above the age of 18 were asked questions regarding their health and their means of providing care for themselves and their children. These interviews were then analyzed for factors which either supported or negated the initial hypothesis that the majority of women will use homeopathic remedies to treat illnesses rather than seek medical attention. Preliminary data shows that amongst most women, natural remedies at home are not prevalent, and if they seek medical attention, it is within a few days of the developed illness. Further analysis is necessary to determine methods by which these women can get the proper medical care they need.