Influence of initial and repeated motivation on case holding in North Arcot district

Charles, Niruparani (1991) Influence of initial and repeated motivation on case holding in North Arcot district. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 38 (2). pp. 69-71.

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Treatment default and premature discontinuation of treatment continue to be major constraints for the successful implementation of the National Tuberculosis Programme. In order to assess the influence of motivation in overcoming this problem arid improving patient compliance, a study was conducted at three of the major centres, namely District Tuberculosis Centre, Vellore, and general hospitals at Gudiattam and Vaniyambadi in Tamil Nadu. All new smear positive patients initiated to treatment between October, 1987 and April, 1989 were admitted to the study. In all, 278 patients were motivated. There was an increase in treatment completion rate among patients who had motivation initially. This was more evident in patients who had repeated motivation. Treatment

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, National Tuberculosis Programme, Drug Therapy, Discontinuation, Vellore, North Arcote
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Investigative Techniques > Drug Administration Schedule
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Attitude
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Motivation
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ID Code:3382
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:05 October 2009

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