A study of knowledge and attitude towards tuberculosis in rural area of West Bengal

Geethakrishnan, K.; Pappu, K.P. and Roychowdhury, K. (1988) A study of knowledge and attitude towards tuberculosis in rural area of West Bengal. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 35 (2). pp. 83-89.

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A survey was carried out in the population of Bisnupur Blocks I and II in the South 24 Parganas. District of West Bengal to find out the level of general knowledge and awareness about tuberculosis and also to find out the prevalent social attitudes towards the disease. The results of the survey were tabulated and certain conclusions were drawn. An attempt has also been made to find out the implications these results have for the success or failure of a TB control programme.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Awareness, West Bengal, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Prevalence, Attitude, Survey, Population, TB Control Programme, Knowledge, Rural Population
Subjects:Population Characteristics > Population
Geographic Locations > Asia > Asia, Western > India
Social Sciences > Government Programs
Humanities > Knowledge
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Health Surveys
Health Care Economics and Organizations > Health Planning > National Health Programs
Persons > Population Groups
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Psychological Phenomena and Processes > Mental Processes
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Attitude
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3150
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:11 November 2008

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