Influence of initial motivation on treatment of tuberculosis patients

Aneja, K.S.; Seetha, M.A.; Singh, Hardan and Leela, V. (1980) Influence of initial motivation on treatment of tuberculosis patients. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 27 (3). pp. 123-129.

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Abstract

The effect of initial motivation in terms of regularity of drug collection and pattern of default for three months was studied in an urban clinic by adopting three different schedules of motivation ( i ) motivation as per routine procedures of District Tuberculosis Programme ( i i ) issue of simple brief instructions only and (iii) motivation with reduced contents and with change in sequence of points. On the whole different schedules of motivation did not significantly affect the behaviour of the patients in making all the three collections. However, patients in group (ii) were more regular and made less number of defaults. There was also a suggestion that sputum negative patients required more than mere instructions. The best response in such cases was in group (iii) wherein motivation was neither very elaborate nor very brief and in which sequence of points was so arranged that stress on important points was laid early enough to remain within the recalling memory of the patients.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Motivation, Tuberculosis, Patients, Group Characteristics, Drug Collection
Subjects:Information Science > Data Collection
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms > Data Collection
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection
Investigative Techniques > Drug Administration Schedule
Persons > Patients
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Motivation
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2150
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:24 May 2007

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