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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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.
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