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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rural Health Training Centre, Drug Defaulters, INH, Isoniazid (INH), Thiacetazone (THZ), Streptomycin (SM, Drug Therapy, Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Subjects:Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Delivery of Health Care
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
Persons > Population Groups
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Pharmaceutical Preparations > Drug Combinations
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Glycosides > Aminoglycosides > Streptomycin
Persons > Patients
Organic Chemicals > Sulfur Compounds > Thiosemicarbazones
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior
ID Code:2188
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:26 June 2007

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