Study of the application of information technology in the treatment and preparation of medicine in ayurveda with special reference to Kerala

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Content: APPENDICES
APPENDIX I
DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND Information Science UNlVERSlTY OF CALlCUT KERALA,673 635
Questionnaire for ayurvedic practitioners
Dr. Raju M. Mathew Reader & Head Department of Library and Information Science University of Calicut.
Hemachandran Nair, G. Research Scholar
Dear Sir/Madam, We are conducting a research study on the topic "Study of the application of information technology in the treatment and preparation of medicine in Ayurveda with special reference to Kerala". The enclosed questionnaire is intended to study the application of Information Technology in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine. The questions are so designed that you may just tick mark in the appropriate box(es) or simply write in one or a few words. Kindly cooperate with us in completing the study.
Yours sincerely, Dr. Raju M. Mathew Hemachandran Nair, G.
Please record your answer to the following questions
1. Personal Data
a) Name of Practitioner.............................................
b)Age :
c) Sex :
Male
Female
l'raditional
Degree
Diploma
Post graduate
Research degree
e) Experience
.............. Years
f) Area of specialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11 Professional Variables
l . On an average, how many patients do you consult in a day?lp1
2. Which type of diagnostic methods you are following?
Mixed
Modem
Traditional
3. Do you keep the records of disease and course of treatment of your patients?
Yes
NO
4. If Yes, how do you keep those records?
As case sheets
Registers
Others (specify) : ......................
Computers
5. Which are the modem Diagnostic Equipments used in your practice?
X-ray
Clinical Lab
C T Scan
Ultrasound Scan
Angeography
Others (specifi)
6. Do you have any special interest in the medicines of a particular Ayurvedic
manufacturing firm?
O y e s ONO
7. Does the difi'erent Ayurvedic firms have the same quality in same
medicine?
o y e s ONO
8. Is there any attempt made to standardisethe preparation of medicine? [7 Yes 9. Do you update yourself with the new knowledge in the science of Ayurveda
10. If Yes, what is your sources of information
Books Journals
Intemet
Seminars Discussions
Others (specify) : ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ,
l l . Are you satisfied with people's awareness about the scope of Ayurveda
yes
NO
12. Does the Ayurvedic system has certain basic weakness due to its over
emphasis on traditional way of practice?
Yes
No
13. Are you confident that one day Ayurvedic system will become a global
science of living
yes
NO
111 Knowledge of Ayurveda Practitioners about IT 14. Do you havc any idea about Information Technology (IT)? [7Ycs [7 No
15. If yes, are you using Information Technology in prxtice?
yes No
16. Do you have any future plan for using IT in your practice? [7yes No
TV Attitude of Ayurvedic practitioners towards TT
17. Can you mention the effectiveness of computerised documentation and
retrieval of information related to Research and Development in Ayurveda
0 Very effective Effective C] Normal
Poor
18. Do you have Internet connection at your home/ place of practice?
19. Do you have your personal website on the Internet?
20, Is there any scope for online treatment in Ayurveda?
2 1. Are you in Eavour of computer aided diagnosis and treatment ?
22. Do you think that IT will increase the efficiency of Ayurveda Practitioners?
V Research and Development in Ayurveda
23. What is your opinion about the Research and Development in Ayurveda as compared to Allopalhy?
Equal
LOW
Very LOW
Thank you
APPENDIX I1 DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT KERALA, 673 635 Questionnaire for Manufacturers of Ayurvedic Medicine
Dr. Kaju M. Mathew Reader & Head Department of Library and Information Science University of Calicut.
Hemachandran Nair, G Research Scholar
Dear Sir/Madam, We are conducting a research study on the topic "Study of the application of information technology in the treatment and preparation of medicine in Ayurveda with special reference to Kerala". The enclosed questionnaire is intended to study the application of Information Technology in the manufacture of Ayurvedic medicine. The questions are so designed that you may just tick mark in the appropriate box(es) or simply write in one or a few words. Kindly cooperate with us in completing the study.
Yours sincerely, Dr. Raju M. Mathew Hemachandran Nair, G.
Please record your answer to the following questions
I personal characteristics a) Name of The Firm .............................................. b) Year of Est............
C) Size offirm
Large
Medium
Small
d) Name of the Licensee ....................................................
e) Qualification of the licensee:
Degree
Diploma
Research degree
Post graduate
f. Area of specialization : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Professional Variables
1. Is the licensee working as technical staff for manufacturing of drugs?
yes
NO [I]
2 . Do you have technical staff in the following areas?
Area
Qualification
Manufacturing Yes / No
quality control Yes 1No
Marketing
Yes/ No
3. Do you manufacture any patented drug
Yeso
4. What type of drugs you are preparing?
Herbal Drugs Herbo-Mineral
Metallic/Mineral
Non
5. Which type of method do you follow for manufacture of Ayurvedic
products?
Mixed
Modem Traditional
6. Do you keep accounts related to processing and distribution of Ayurvedic
products ?
Yes
NOD
If Yes, how do you keep accounts?
Others (specify)..........................................................
7. Are you following any Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia for the preparation of
drugs?
Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia
Traditional Formula
8. Do you posses GMP Certificate?
y e s o NO C l
9. Do you use modem equipment for manufacturing of drugs
Yes
10. Do you update yourself with the developments in the preparation of drugs
technology?
yes
NO
If Yes, what are your sources of information for updating the developments
Books Seminars
Journals
Internet
Others (specify) ........................................................
1l . Are you growing medicinal plants for drug preparation? Yes
No
12. Are you satisfied with people's awareness about Ayurvedic products?
13. Do you believe that different manufacturing firms have same quality in
same medicine ?
yes
No
14. Have you made any attempt to standardisethe preparation of medicine?
q Yes
NO
vii I
15. What type of quality control you adopt in the drug preparation?
Traditional
Modern technique
Computer Assisted
16. Does the manufacture of Ayurvedic products has certain basic weakness due to its over emphasis on traditional way of preparation? Yes No
17. Are you confident that one day Ayurveda will become a global science of
living?
yes
No
I11 Knowledge of manufacturers about IT 18. Do you have any idea about information Technology ?
Yes No
19. If Yes, are you using Information Technology in drug preparation?
No
Yes
20. Do you have any future plan for using IT in drug p r e p t i o n ? yes No
IV Attitude of Manufacturers towards IT
2 1. Do you have internet connection at your manuhcturing firm?
Yes
No
22. Do you have website of your firm on the internet ?
Yes
No
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23. Is there any scope for Ecommerce in Ayurvedic products?
Yes
24. Do you think that modem TT will increase the efficiency of manufacturing
Ayurvedic products?
No
yes
V Research and Development in Manufacture of Drugs
25. What is your opinion about the Research and Development in manufacturingtechnology in Ayurveda as compared to Allopathy?
High
Very LOW
Low

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