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Does India Require Vitamin D Awareness Programme: A Review of Studies Published in India

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Page: 489-492
Vivek Dixit1, Sarthak Gulati2, Dimple Rawat3, Sahil Batra4, Shailendra Bhadoria5 James Pegrum6, and Dinesh Dhanwal7 (Department of Orthopedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi1,4, Department of Orthopedics, J.J.M Medical College, Davanagere, Karnataka2, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi3, Department of Medicine, G. R. Medical College and J. A. Hospital Gwalior MP5, Nuffield Orthopaedics Centre, University of Oxford, UK6, NMC Superspeciality Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates7)

The transformation or dissemination of knowledge and awareness about vitamin D and its benefits in the community at large appears to be lacking. The present review is an attempt to summarize the awareness and knowledge regarding vitamin D among Indian population. A review was carried out to summarize the awareness and knowledge regarding vitamin D among Indian population. Literature searches were conducted in PubMed and Google Scholar from inception till March 2021 to identify all relevant articles. A total of 4 cross-sectional studies conducted among the Indian population having a sample size from 113 to 599, who studied the knowledge, awareness and attitude regarding vitamin D were included in the present review. The present review indicates the need for conducting educational awareness programme via using platform of E-media for the dissemination of education among Indian population.

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Page: 489-492
Vivek Dixit1, Sarthak Gulati2, Dimple Rawat3, Sahil Batra4, Shailendra Bhadoria5 James Pegrum6, and Dinesh Dhanwal7 (Department of Orthopedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi1,4, Department of Orthopedics, J.J.M Medical College, Davanagere, Karnataka2, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi3, Department of Medicine, G. R. Medical College and J. A. Hospital Gwalior MP5, Nuffield Orthopaedics Centre, University of Oxford, UK6, NMC Superspeciality Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates7)