List of Articles published

A. Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. N. Prabakar, V. L.Srilatha, Daleep Mukarji, Achamma John, Abel Rajaratnam, T. Jacob John.  The epidemiology and prevention of poliomyelitis in a rural community in South India. INDIAN PAEDIATRICS. 1981; 18: 527‑532.
  2. M. Manley, M. C. Steinhoff, V.Srilatha, Rajaratnam Abel, D. S. Mukarji. The wasting‑stunting classifying scale: A new device for the rapid assessment of nutritional status of young children. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS. 1989; 29: 35‑38.
  3. Rajaratnam Abel, Kazuyoshi Kawata, Olafat D. E. Sebaie, Coagulant property of an indigenous sed: Home water treatment in Tamilnadu. TROPICAL DOCTOR.  1985; 15: 45‑47.
  4. M. C.Steinhoff, V. L. Srilatha, N. Thillaikkarasi, Rajaratnam Abel and D. S. Mukarji.  Fingers or spoons to make oral rehydration solution?  TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE & HYGIENE.  1985; 79: 366‑368.
  5. P. Scheer, A. Pinto, S. Tuqa, G. J. Ebrahim, R. Abel, D. S. Mukarji.  Perspectives in Primary Care:  Does Heath Intervention, ameliorate the effects of poverty related disease?  Experience in rural South India. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS.  1985; 31: 219‑222.
  6. A. Pinto, P. Scheer, S. Tuqa, G. J. Ebrahim, R. Abel, D. S. Mukarji.  Perspectives in Primary Health Care ‑ Does Health Intervention ameliorate the effect of poverty related diseases?. II. The role of female literacy. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS.  1985; 31(5): 257‑262.
  7. S. Tuqa, A. Pinto, P. Scheer, G. J. Ebrahim, R. Abel, D. S. Mukarji.  Perspectives in Primary Health Care: Does Health Intervention ameliorate the effect of poverty related diseases?  III. Propagating the use of oral rehydration in diarrhoea. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS.  1986; 32: 14‑16.
  8. Rajaratnam Abel. Traditional beliefs against weighing children regularly. TROPICAL DOCTOR.  1986; 16(4): 45‑46.
  9. P. Saminathan, M. J. Ravindranath, Rajaratnam Abel. Health messages for adults from their children. WORLD HEALTH FORUM.  1986; 7(2): 191‑93.
  10. L. I. Lartson, O. A. Sodipe, G. J. Ebrahim, R. Abel. Perspectives in Primary Health Care:  The Trained Traditional Birth Attendant. A Study of her role in two cultures. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS. 1987; 33: 29‑34.
  11. G. Mc.Neil, J .P. W.  Rivers, P. R. Payne, J J de Britto, R. Abel.  Basal Metabolic Rate of Indian men, No evidence of metabolic adaptation to a low plane of nutrition. HUMAN NUTRITION CLINICAL NUTRITION.  1987; 41: 473‑483.
  12. V.L.Srilatha, V.G. Krishnamurthi, M.C.Steinhoff, J. C. Vance, P. S. S. Sundar Rao, D. S. Mukarji, Rajaratnam Abel. Perspectives in Primary Health Care: Change in Health Care Parameters following the introduction of a comprehensive rural development scheme in South India. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS.  1988; 34(5): 225‑230.
  13. Kuryan George, Sonja Sweegman, Ingrid Vansluisveld.  Solomon G Victor, Rajaratnam Abel. Factors affecting immunisation uptake. TROPICAL DOCTOR. 1990; 20: 85‑86.
  14. Kuryan George, Solomon G Victor, Rajaratnam Abel. Reliability of mother as an informant with regard to immunization. THE INDIAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS.  1990; 57(4): 588‑590.
  15. Debidas Ray, Abel Rajaratnam.  Relative functional efficiency of methylxanthine and beta agonists in maintenance therapy of COPD. LUNG INDIA.  2(3): 82‑85.
  16. Sabu George, Rajaratnam Abel, B. D. Miller.  Female infanticide in rural South India. ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY.  1992; 27(22): 1153‑1156.
  17. Theodore Kamaladoss, Rajaratnam Abel, Sampath Kumar. Epidemiological co‑relates of low birth weight in rural Tamilnadu. INDIAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS.  1992; 59(3): 299‑304.
  18. Rajaratnam Abel. RUHSA ‑ A Model Primary Health Care Programme.  JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS.  1992; 38(5): 270‑272.
  19. M. C .Koen, M. B. Leonson, V. Sampath Kumar, Rajaratnam Abel. Prevalence of anaemia among pregnant mothers in a rural South Indian Population.  THE JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY OF INDIA.  1992; 42(3): 283‑287.
  20. J. S. Asokan, V.Sampath Kumar, R.Abel. Response of the poor to a nutritional rehabilitation programme.  JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS.  1992; 38(6): 335‑336.
  21. V.Sampath Kumar, R. Abel. Xerophthalmia in rural South Indian children. INDIAN PAEDIATRICS. 1993; 30(2): 246‑278.
  22. Debidas Ray, Abel Rajaratnam, J. Richard. Peak expiratory flow in rural residents of Tamilnadu, India, THORAX.  1993; 48: 163‑166.
  23. R.Chandrakala, V.Sampath Kumar, R .Abel. Growth pattern of rural South Indian adolescent Girls.  INDIAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS.  1993; 39: 114. (Letter)
  24. Sabu M.George, Michael C.Latham, R. Abel, N.Ethirajan. Evaluation of effectiveness of good growth monitoring in South Indian villages.  LANCET. 1993; 342: 348‑351.
  25. Nurul Amin, R. Abel, V.Sampath Kumar. Maternal risk factors associated with low birth weight.  INDIAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS.  1993; 60: 269‑274.
  26. D. Ray, R. Abel, K.G.Selvaraj. Epidemiology of pulmonary eosinophilia in rural South India. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH.  1993; 47: 469-474.
  27. D. Ray, R. Abel.  Pulmonary Eosinophilia in children: Report of a school survey in rural Tamilnadu in India.  JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS.  1994; 40: 49‑51.
  28. A. Kuruvilla, K George, A. Rajaratnam, K. R. John. Prescription patterns and cost analysis of drugs in a base hospital in South India.  THE NATIONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL OF INDIA.  1994; 7(4): 167‑168.
  29. Svati Patandin, Michiel L Bots, Rajaratnam Abel, Hans A Valkenburg. Impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus in a rural population in South India.  DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE.  1994; 24: 47‑53.
  30. D. Ray, R. Abel. Hyperesonophilia in association with pulmonary tuberculosis in a rural population in South India. INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH. 1994; 100: 219‑222.
  31. Jolly Rajaratnam, Somala Devi, Mathew Asirvatham, R.Abel. Prevalence and factors influencing dental problems in a rural population of southern India, TROPICAL DOCTOR.  1995; 25(3): 99‑100.
  32. Usha Ramakrishnan, Michael C Latham, Rajaratnam Abel. Vitamin A supplementation does not improve growth of pre school children: A randomised double blind field trial in South India. JOURNAL OF NUTRITION.  1995; 125(2): 202‑211.
  33. D Ray, R Abel. Incidence of Smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis from 1981‑83 in a rural area under an active health care programme in South India.  TUBERCLE & LUNG DISEASES.  1995; 76(3): 190‑195.
  34. D. Ray, R  Abel, K. G. Selvaraj. A 5‑yr prospective epidemiological study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in rural South India.  INDIAN JOUNRAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH.  1995; 101: 238‑244.
  35. Usha Ramakrishnan, Michael C Latham, Rajaratnam Abel. Vitamin A supplementation and morbidity among pre school children in South India. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION.  1995; 61: 1295‑1303.
  36. Usha Ramakrishnan, Michael C Latham, Rajaratnam Abel.  Mothers’ perception and beliefs regarding deworming of pre school children in South India.  ECOLOGY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION.  1995; 34: 1‑10.
  37. Jolly Rajaratnam, R. Abel, S. Duraiswamy, K. R. John. Morbidity pattern, health care utilization and per capita health expenditure in rural population of Tamil Nadu.  THE NATIONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL OF INDIA.  1996; 9(6): 259‑262.
  38. Rajaratnam Abel, V. Sampathkumar.  Tamilnadu Nutritional Survey comparing children aged 0-3 years with the NCHS/CDC reference population.  INDIAN PEDIATRICS.  1998; 65: 565-572.
  39. Rajaratnam Abel.  Alternative models of health care delivery.  THE NATIONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL OF INDIA.  1999; 12(1).
  40. Jolly Rajaratnam, Rajaratnam Abel, Mathew Arumai.  Is knowledge of leprosy adequate among teachers?  A comparative study.  LEPROSY REVIEW. 1999; 70: 28-33.
  41. Jolly Rajaratnam, Rajaratnam Abel,  J S. Asokan, Paul Jonathan.  Prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls of rural Tamilnadu.  INDIAN PEDIATRICS. 2000; 37: 532-536.
  42. Rajaratnam Abel, Jolly Rajaratnam,  A Kalaimani, S Kirubakaran.  Can iron status be improved in each of the three trimesters? A community-based study.  EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION.  2000; 54:490-493.
  43. Jolly Rajaratnam, Rajaratnam Abel, Ganesan C, Amalan Jeyaseelan.  Maternal anaemia: A persistent problem in rural Tamilnadu.  THE NATIONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL OF INDIA.  2000; 13(5): 242-245.
  44. Frank Tesoriero, Abel Rajaratnam.  Partnership in education: An Australian school of social work and a South Indian primary health care Project.  INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK. 2001; 44(1): 31-41.
  45. Rajaratnam Abel, Jolly Rajaratnam, V  Joseph, P  Jeyaraman.  Prevalence of anemia and iron deficiency in three trimesters in rural Vellore District, South India.  TROPICAL DOCTOR. 2001; 31: 4-7.
  46. Jacob John, Rajaratnam Abel.  Sustainable development and health: an Indian perspective.  LANCET.  2002; 360: 638-639. (Correspondence)
  47. Shin Y Kim, Roger Rochat, Abel Rajaratnam, Ann Digirolamo. EVALUATING COMPLETENESS OF MATERNAL MORTALITY REPORTING IN A RURAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS UNIT IN VELLORE, INDIA, 2004. J Biosoc Sci. 2008 Oct 16;:1-11  18922191  http://lib.bioinfo.pl/pmid:18922191http://lib.bioinfo.pl/pmid:18922191
  48. V. L. Srilatha, V. G. Krishnamurthy, P. S. S. Sunder Rao, D. S. Mukarji, R. Abel, M. C. Steinhoff, J. C. Vance. Changes in health care parameters following the introduction of a comprehensive rural health scheme in South India. AUSTRALIAN PAEDIATRIC JOURNAL. 1984; 20: 243. (Abstract)
  49. Rajaratnam Abel. Delayed starting of breast feeding. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS.  1985; 31(4): 235. (Correspondence)
  50. Rajaratnam Abel. Sterilization of women by nurses and auxiliaries. WORLD HEALTH FORUM.  1985; 6(4): 350. (Letter)
  51. R  Abel, T. Reynolds. Role of village level workers in anti tuberculosis programmes: some field observations.  BULLETIN OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION AGAINST TUBERCULOSIS.  1986; 16(3): 100. (Abstract).
  52. List of publications in non refereed journals
  53. Rajaratnam Abel. Specific child health problems planning and management. THE HEALTH ADMINISTRATOR. 1987; 5(1): 17‑22.
  54. Thomas P. Benjamin, Rajaratnam Abel.  Adult Literacy: A Herculean Task.  1988; THE HINDU 20.12.1988.
  55. Rajaratnam Abel, Jessy Benjamin, M. Devasahayam. What it means to be a poor village Woman. SOCIAL WELFARE.  1989; 35(12): 7‑8.
  56. S. Duraiswami, M. Devasahayam, Kuryan George, Rajaratnam Abel. Factors affecting the utilisation of hospital and home deliveries.  INDIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 1989; 33(3): 128. (Abstract)
  57. Mathew Asirvatham, Thomas P .Benjamin, Rajaratnam Abel.  Training Managers for Rural Health and Development Projects. INDIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH.  1989; 33(3): 124. (Abstract)
  58. Booshnam V Moses, Abraham Joseph, Abel Rajaratnam.  Cooperation between academic institutions and health care systems: The CMC Vellore model. ANNALS OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED EDUCATION.  1990; 3, Part II: 143‑144.  (Abstract)
  59. V. Sampath Kumar, J. Anbarasi, Solomon G Victor, Kuryan George, R. Abel, T.Jacob John, Vinohar Balraj.  Training health workers for effective immunisation, ANNALS OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED EDUCATION.  1990; 3, Part II: 185‑190. (Abstract)
  60. P. Mary Jude, S. Chandrakala, S. Jayalakshmi, E. Vijayakumari, D. Parvathy, V. Sampath Kumar, R.Abel. Status of adolescent girls in a rural South Indian population. INDIAN JOURNAL OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH.  1991; 2(2): 60‑63.
  61. Rajaratnam Abel. Adapting MCH strategies for the nineties (Guest Editorial). INDIAN JOURNAL OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH.  1994; 5(1): 1‑4.
  62. Tanuja D Karmakar, V. Sampath Kumar, S. Jayalakshmi, R. Abel.  Nutritional status of tribal women in Bihar. MAN IN INDIA.  1995; 75(2): 209‑214.
  63. Rajaratnam Abel. Health care and the community: Some suggestions from RUHSA’s experiences. IASSI QUARTERLY.  1995; 14(1 & 2): 21‑34.
  64. Rajaratnam Abel, V Sampath Kumar, Mathew Asirvatham. Impact of Non Governmental Organization on agricultural and health practices of Saura Tribe in Orissa State.  IASSI QUARTERLY.  1996; l15 (2): 53‑61.
  65. Abel Rajaratnam, Jolly Rajaratnam, Theodore Kamaladoss. Maternal and child health practices and nutritional status of Malto Tribals in Bihar.  MAN IN INDIA.  1997; 77 (1): 29‑34.
  66. Rajaratnam Abel. Human development and social sciences. IASSI QUARTERLY.  1997; 16(1): 77‑86.
  67. V. Sampathkumar, Rajaratnam Abel.  Prevalence of anemia and hook worm infestation among adolescent girls in a rural block of Tamilnadu.  INDIAN JOURNAL OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH.  1997; 8: 73-75.
  68. R. Abel, V. Sampathkumar, S. Jeyalakshmi, Julia Todd.  Utility of community based nutritional rehabilitation programme.  THE INDIAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS.  1997; 34: 203-206.                                                                                                                                                            Books Published

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, Jeyalakshmi Santosh, Greeda Alexandar, Vijayakumari Elangovan. Adolescence. RUHSA, Vellore district, Tamilnadu, India.

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, Jolly Rajaratnam, V.Sampathkumar. Anemia In Pregnancy. Impact of Iron, Deworming and IEC, 1999. RUHSA, Vellore district, Tamilnadu, India. (Research Monograph)

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel. Sustainable Health And Development: RUHSA’s Experience, 2002. RUHSA, Vellore district, Tamilnadu, India.

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, Jolly Rajaratnam. Anaemia among Rural Adolescents. RUHSA, Vellore district, Tamilnadu, India. (Research Monograph)

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, Teen Sex Daring Not So Cool (e book)

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  1. Chapters Published in Books

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel. Impact of RUHSA’s health and development program on infant mortality. In Anrudh K Jain and Pravin Visaria. INFANT MORTALITY IN INDIA.  Differentials and determinants.  Sage. New Delhi. 1988; 170‑184. (Book – Chapter).

 

  1. M. Devasahayam, Rajaratnam Abel, S. Jothimurthy. Violence against women: An opinion survey among village women in K.V.Kuppam Block. RESEARCH ON FAMILIES WITH PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS. 1991; Part 2 lesson No.19: 516‑529. (Book – Chapter)

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel. RUHSA: Strategies for health change. In N.H. Antia, Kavita Bhatia. People’s health in people’s hands: A Model for Panchayatraj. FRCH, Bombay. 1993; 177‑178. (Book – chapter)

 

  1. Monographs Published

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, D. Immanuel, R. Sanjeevi, Jolly Rajaratnam, S.A. Jeevankumar Historical Time Line Of RUHSA A Community Health And Development Program, 1977-2002. (25 years) Monograph 1 2003

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, Inbakumar Joseph, Jolly Rajaratnam, K. Chakravarthy, Vedavyasulu, R. Ramakrishnan, RUHSA Health Care Delivery: Central Service Unit Statistics 1978 – 2003, Monograph  2 2003

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, Jolly Rajaratnam, K. Chakravarthy, R. Ramakrishnan, RUHSA Health Care Delivery: Mobile Clinic Statistics. 1982 – 2003. Monograph 3 2003

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, Jolly Rajaratnam, R. Ramakrishnan, K. Chakravarthy, S.A. Jeevankumar, RUHSA Health Care Delivery: Health Status of K.V.Kuppam Block 1978 – 2002, Monograph 4, 2003

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, Jolly Rajaratnam Abel, Scientific Articles and Publications from RUHSA: Abstracts & Key Findings, 1981-2002 Monograph 5, 2003

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, R. Jambulingam, S. Sekar, Jolly Rajaratnam. Rural Financing and Self Help Group Statistics Monograph 6:

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, T. Thasian, Jolly Rajaratnam, Mathew Asirvatham, Muniraj, Consultancy, Evaluation, Research, and Training Unit Statistics 1979-2003, Monograph   7, 2003

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, A. Vijayakumar, Nirmala Vincent, Jolly Rajaratnam. Studies by Students in K.V.Kuppam Block, 1983-2003, Monograph 8, 2003

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, R. Jambulingam, V. Jebaraj, Vijayakumari, Jolly Rajaratnam. Social, Economic, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. Monograph 9, 2003.

 

  1. Rajaratnam Abel, Jolly Rajaratnam. Physical Sexual Growth and Dietary Pattern of Rural Adolescents. RUHSA. 2005.

 

 

 

 

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