Psychiatric morbidity in pulmonary tuberculosis

Yadav, B.S.; Jain, S.C.; Sharma, G.; Mehrotra, M.L. and Kumar, Aditya (1980) Psychiatric morbidity in pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 27 (4). pp. 167-171.

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Two hundred and seventy two patients of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (with positive sputum) contacting T.JB. Demonstration and Training Centre cum Chest Institute, Agra and selected through a specified sampling procedure were subjected to detailed psychiatric screening. Those suspected to be suffering from a psychiatric condition were assessed by a second psychiatrist for diagnostic reliability, highly patients were found to be suffering from a psychiatric condition in addition to pulmonary tuberculosis giving a psychiatric morbidity rate of 294.12 per thousand, which is much higher than the ratAes in the general population of comparable age-group as found in various studies. Psychiatric break down was more frequent among those patients who had concomitant physical illnesses, special strains and severe anxieties and were housewives than their counterparts.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Positive Sputum, Agra, Patients, Psychiatry Screening, Morbidity, Age Group, Anxiety
Subjects:Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Behavioral Sciences > Psychiatry
Mental Disorders > Mood Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Population Characteristics > Socioeconomic Factors
Persons > Patients
Persons > Age Groups > Adult
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity
Mental Disorders > Anxiety Disorders
ID Code:2152
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:08 June 2007

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