A study of defaulters in antituberculosis therapy

Singh, G.; Banerji, S.C. and Mathur, S.K. (1976) A study of defaulters in antituberculosis therapy. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 23 (3). pp. 98-102.

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Abstract

A study of 150 defaulters and equal number of randomly picked up non-defaulters was carried out. It has revealed a very strong association of poor socio-economic status, illiteracy and joint family system with irregularity in drug intake in tuberculosis. Commonest reasons mentioned for default were domestic problems followed by financial difficulties and carelessness etc. A need for sustained education of the patients in drug intake is emphasized.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Defaulters, Treatment, Tuberculosis, Socio-economic status, Drug Intake, Antituberculosis Treatment
Subjects:Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Delivery of Health Care
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Diagnosis > Prognosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Therapeutics > Directly Observed Therapy
Population Characteristics > Socioeconomic Factors
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Attitude
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior
ID Code:1588
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:09 November 2006

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