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DOTS Compliance by Tuberculosis Patients in District Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

Sinha, Teeku and Tiwari, S (2010) DOTS Compliance by Tuberculosis Patients in District Raipur (Chhattisgarh). [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Abstract

Background: Compliance to therapy is one of the important factors that affect the outcome. Non-compliance to self administered multi drug tuberculosis treatment regimens is an important cause of failure of initial therapy and relapse as well as acquired drug resistance, requiring more prolonged and expensive therapy. Objective: To know the compliance of DOTS therapy in TB patients in District Raipur and to find out the reasons of non-compliance of DOTS therapy among the patients. Study Design: Cross sectional observational community based study. Study Setting: Microscopic Centers in District Raipur. Participants: 695 patients of Tuberculosis. Result: Study revealed that 65.93% patients had complied with the DOTS therapy and 33.38% were non compliant. Conclusion: Most of the reasons of non-Compliance can be averted by proper counseling of target group. Hence to achieve the goal of RNTCP, proper counseling of target group must be given top priority.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Counseling; DOTS; Non compliance
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:7115
Deposited By:Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:22 Nov 2010 14:19
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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