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International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing

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International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
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International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
A descriptive study to assess the knowledge, attitude and adherence to anti tuberculosis treatment among the tuberculosis patients attending dots centre at selected PHC

S Jeen Mexina, Supinder Kaur and Anjna Kumari

This is a descriptive study to assess the knowledge, attitude and adherence to antituberculosis treatment among the tuberculosis patients attending DOTS centre at selected PHC. With the help of this study we can assess the knowledge, attitude and adherence which will help to identify the causes of poor adherence if it is there, and it will give us an idea where we are lacking to deliver the services and where we have to pay attention more to achieve the goal of “Find. Treat. All. #EndTB” to ensure no one is left behind.
Methodology: The present study based on the Quantitative research approach this was a Non experimental descriptive research design. The setting of the study was DOTS centre at selected PHC, sample size for the study was 100. Subject was selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. The tool was self-structured knowledge questionnaire. Data was analyzed by Descriptive and Inferential statistics.
Results: Finding of the present study reveals that majority 40% study subjects had average knowledge, 31% had poor knowledge, 29% had good knowledge of tuberculosis and antituberculosis treatment. 43% study subjects had neutral attitude, 32% had positive attitude, 25% had negative attitude towards DOTS therapy. 44% had average adherence, 31% had poor adherence, whereas 25% had good adherence towards DOTS therapy. The Chi-square value shows that there is (*) significance association between adherence to DOTS therapy with age, area of living and history of any chronic disease. Remaining socio demographical variables had (NS) Not significance association between adherence to DOTS therapy.
Conclusion: It was concluded that 29% of total study subjects had good knowledge, with 32% had positive attitude, whereas only 25% had good adherence towards DOTS therapy.
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How to cite this article:
S Jeen Mexina, Supinder Kaur, Anjna Kumari. A descriptive study to assess the knowledge, attitude and adherence to anti tuberculosis treatment among the tuberculosis patients attending dots centre at selected PHC. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2022;4(2):39-45.
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