Indian Journal of Research in Homeopathy

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12--21

A survey regarding awareness and beliefs about Homoeopathy among general population during Magh Mela at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India


Manas Ranjan Sarangi1, Abhishek Pramanik1, Jaya Gupta1, Ramesh Prasad2, Pramodji Singh3, Mahesh Shah4, Alok Kumar Upadhyay2, Saurabh Jain3, Ambreesh Pandey4, Arvind Kumar1, Goutam Rakshit1, Anil Khurana1, Raj K Manchanda1 
1 Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India
2 Clinical Trial Unit (Extn. Unit), Gorakhpur, Haryana, India
3 Dr. D. P. Rastogi Central Research Institute (H), Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Homoeopathic Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manas Ranjan Sarangi
Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi
India

Background and Objective: Homoeopathy is one of the various alternative systems of medicine prevalent in India. A survey was conducted during the month of January–February 2017 in a congregation at Sangam, Allahabad, to know about the awareness of general population about Homoeopathy. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on patients and people visiting the health check-up camp and exhibition stall set-up during Magh Mela at Sangam, Allahabad. A self-administered questionnaire was used during the survey, devised by the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy. Results: Of 1144 total respondents, 68.1% had knowledge about Homoeopathy. About 46.6% of respondents believed that it has no side effects and 15.1% believed that it is cost-effective. The diseases for which most of the participants have taken homoeopathic treatment were fever, common cold, constipation and diarrhoea. Conclusion: General population has knowledge about Homoeopathy, but various misconceptions are also prevalent. Awareness campaigns are needed to make people more aware about Homoeopathy and its effectiveness in various disorders.


How to cite this article:
Sarangi MR, Pramanik A, Gupta J, Prasad R, Singh P, Shah M, Upadhyay AK, Jain S, Pandey A, Kumar A, Rakshit G, Khurana A, Manchanda RK. A survey regarding awareness and beliefs about Homoeopathy among general population during Magh Mela at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.Indian J Res Homoeopathy 2019;13:12-21


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Sarangi MR, Pramanik A, Gupta J, Prasad R, Singh P, Shah M, Upadhyay AK, Jain S, Pandey A, Kumar A, Rakshit G, Khurana A, Manchanda RK. A survey regarding awareness and beliefs about Homoeopathy among general population during Magh Mela at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Indian J Res Homoeopathy [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 May 9 ];13:12-21
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