|INFLUENCE OF MOTIVATION OF PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILY
MEMBERS ON THE DRUG COLLECTION BY PATIENTS
|MA Seetha, N Srikantaramu, KS Aneja & Hardan Singh:
Indian J TB 1981, 28, 182-90.
A controlled study was conducted at Lady Willingdon
Tuberculosis Demonstration and Training Centre (LWTDTC), Bangalore
among 250 patients randomly selected urban patients of pulmonary
tuberculosis of whom 155 were in the 'motivation' group and
95 were in the 'control' group. In the motivation group,
patients were interviewed by National Tuberculosis Institute health
visitor and motivated by LWC staff; a month of drugs (TH) were given.
Within 3 days of initiation of treatment they were motivated along
with their household members during home visit by NTI staff every
month for a period of three months. Control group patients were
motivated at the clinic as per the programme guidelines.
In the motivation group, 59.9% of patients
had made all the three collections during the first three months
compared to 27.8% in the 'control' group. During the remaining
months also the drug collection was 47% and 35.6% respectively.
The drug collection pattern among the patients in the motivation
group was found to be better than among the patients in control
group who did not have the benefit of home visiting. Sputum conversion
was also found accordingly better among the motivation group as
compared to control group.
|KEY WORDS: COMPLIANCE, FAMILY MOTIVATION, CONTROL
PROGRAMME, TREATMENT COMPLETION.