Awareness about tuberculosis among general population: a pilot study
Purohit, S.D.; Gupta, M.L.; Madan, Arun; Gupta, P.R.; Mathur, B.B. and Sharma, T.N. (1988) Awareness about tuberculosis among general population: a pilot study. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 35 (4). pp. 183-187.
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Three sets of questions pertaining to general aspects, diagnosis and treatment and preventive aspects of tuberculosis were introduced to general population to assess the extent of their knowledge about tuberculosis. Responses in all the three sets were separately categorised as correct when more than 50 per cent of the answers were replied rightly. Analysis of all the answers was correlated with socioeconomic factors. Though the urban population had hitter knowledge about general and diagnostic aspects of tuberculosis, both populations were poorly acquainted with its preventive aspects. General knowledge about tuberculosis was poor in illiterate and low socioeconomic population and high in literate and high socioeconomic group.
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