Collection and consumption of self administered antituberculosis drugs under programme conditions

Gothi, G.D.; Savic, D.; Baily, G.V.J.; Rao, K.P.; Nair, S.S. and Samuel, R. (1971) Collection and consumption of self administered antituberculosis drugs under programme conditions. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 18 (4). pp. 107-113.

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Abstract

Among 816 tuberculosis patients living in Bangalore city and anxious to take treatment from the Lady Willingdon TB Demonstration and Training Centre, Bangalore, 54 per cent made ten or more monthly drug collections over a period of fifteen months. Judged by urine test, on an average, at any point of time, 70 per cent of those who collected drugs in any treatment month consumed them. This by and large substantiates the prevailing impression that those who take the trouble of collecting drugs would also consume I hem. It therefore suggests that in the National Tuberculosis Programme it is more important to prevent default in drug collection than to supervise drug consumption.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:National Tuberculosis Programme, Self-Administered Drugs, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Bangalore, Collection, District Tuberculosis Programme
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Persons > Patients
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Health Care Economics and Organizations > Health Planning > National Health Programs
Therapeutics > Self Care
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ID Code:1353
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:22 March 2006

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