A study of drug default in patients attending tuberculosis clinics in a rural area
Srivastava, V.K.; Chandra, R.; Jain, P.C. and Bhatnagar, J.K. (1981) A study of drug default in patients attending tuberculosis clinics in a rural area. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 28 (1). pp. 26-28.
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In a study of 193 patients registered during July 76 to June 77 at three different TB. clinics of Rural Health Training Centre, Sarojini Nagar, 41(21.2%) were lost during the course of treatment. The defaulter rate was similar in the patients of self administered daily regimen of INH+ THZ, and biweekly (INH -f- SM) supervised regimen. An increase in the defaulter rate was observed with increase in the period of therapy. Family and occupational problems etc, constituted the main reasons of default. Problems attributable to the drugs and disease were responsible for 9.4 and 11.5% defaults respectively.
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