A study to determine the reliability of assessing the regularity of self-administration of drugs at home by patients’ attendance at the clinic

Gehani, S.; Perumal, V.K. and Mathur, G.P. (1984) A study to determine the reliability of assessing the regularity of self-administration of drugs at home by patients’ attendance at the clinic. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 31 (2). pp. 74-77.

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Abstract

Domiciliary self-medication among 250 pulmonary tuberculosis patients was verified by two methods: (i) surprise pill counting, and (ii) urine test. The findings were compared with patients’ subsequent attendance for drug collection. It was found that of patients attending punctually for drug collection, only 6% had more than 3 days’ excess drugs at the time of pill counting. Further, of patients claiming to have taken drugs during the previous 24 hours, 14% were not telling the truth.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Self-Medication, Clinics, Domiciliary Self-Medication, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Patient Attendance, Medicine Collection, Pill Counting, Urine Test
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Services > Community Health Services > Home Care Services
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Investigative Techniques > Drug Administration Schedule
Persons > Patients
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior
Therapeutics > Self Care
ID Code:2769
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:26 March 2008

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