Jan-Mar; 3(1): 3–4. doi: / Keywords: Health care economics, kuppuswamy’s scale, socioeconomic status. The socioeconomic . Socio-economic status is defined as an individual’s or group’s position within a hierarchical social structure. Socioeconomic status depends on. Oberoi SS. Updating income ranges for Kuppuswamy’s socio-economic status scale for the year Indian J Public Health ;

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While this may have been reliable enough in the times gone by, it is no more reliably applicable in today’s scenario.

A Critical Appraisal of Kuppuswamy’s Socioeconomic Status Scale in the Present Scenario

Compliance to topical anti-glaucoma medications among patients at a tertiary hospital in North India. Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale – a revision.

In the absence of a universally accepted available alternative, it may be perforce necessary to keep on using the Kuppuswamy scale; but discussion on its merits and demerits in the current scenario is important, especially for the health professionals and kuppuawamy new to the use of measures of socioeconomic conditions of a family.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Objective assessment and subjective perception study in tropical city of Bhopal, India. It may be difficult for researchers in field settings to arrive at accurate identification of the HOF.

The Kuppuswamy scale requires directly asking the respondent about the income earned. How to cite this article: J Family Med Prim Care ;3: Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health.


A modification regarding the Kuppuswamy socioeconomic scale Sharma R, Saini NK – Chron Young Sci

An example may be an unskilled worker doing a simple occupation, kuppussamy who may have lot of social standing owing to unpaid social work. Anti-endothelial cell antibody rich sera from rheumatic heart disease patients induces proinflammatory phenotype and methylation alteration in endothelial cells.

The category 3 of the occupation subscale creates much confusion as it is not given a name and neither is it defined clearly. Support Center Support Center.

A Critical Appraisal of Kuppuswamy’s Socioeconomic Status Scale in the Present Scenario

However, there may be certain shortcomings in its use and application that need to be discussed. Search Pubmed for Oberoi SS. Manual of socio economic status scale urban Delhi: Multidimensional impact on families of children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome.

However, it is important to discuss the applicability in the changed modern scenario. The original scale was published in the yearand incorporated three characteristics to be luppuswamy and scored: This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. This article has been cited by.

J Family Med Prim Care. Invariably it leads to nonresponses or responses that seem more likely to be underreported figures.

Online interactive calculator for real-time update of the income subscale of Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale. With increased opportunities and support, it is now common to find that in a family having an uneducated HOF, children or grandchildren have received tertiary level education or kuppuseamy education. Despite best efforts, we could not find any recent study on validation of the Kuppuswamy scale in the present scenario. Rahul Sharma and Narinder K.


An exploratory study on socio economic status scales in a rural and urban setting. Occupation of Head of Family a, b The points mentioned earlier regarding the accurate identification of a HOF, and the error inherent in juxtaposing HOF’s status to that of the entire family, hold relevance for occupation also.

Several scales have been developed and reported in publications that seek to assess SES of families in specific circumstances, such as in urban population or in scqle population. Clinical events in a large prospective cohort of children with sickle cell disease in Nagpur, India: Assessing the Income a Validity of directly asking for income The Kuppuswamy scale requires directly asking the respondent about the income earned.

The Kuppuswamy scale in its various forms has held steady over three decades now and is still widely used as a measure of socioeconomic status in the urban population. Even Kuppuswamy had mentioned this as a possible shortcoming.