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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Abstract

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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculosis, Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Urban Population, Survey, Socioeconomic Factors, General Population, Illiterate, Knowledge, Awareness, Pilot Study
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Population Characteristics > Population
Therapeutics > Chemoprevention
Humanities > Knowledge
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Health Surveys
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms
Persons > Population Groups
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods
Psychological Phenomena and Processes > Mental Processes
Investigative Techniques > Evaluation Studies
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Methods
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:3192
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:02 January 2009

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