||Importance of human factors in tuberculosis control
||SOUVENIR OF THE CELEBRATIONS OF Dr.ROBERT KOCH'S DISCOVERY
OF TUBERCLE BACILLI 1982, p. 55-57.
The article emphasises the importance of identifying
human factors which result in the under-utilization of TB services.
Two areas, highly influenced by human factors, aside from the personal
and sociological factors that determine the sickness behaviour of
TB patients are: (1) the disease and its attributes, (2) the health
care delivery system. Reviving the approach that TB is a serious
and major disease and integrating TB services as components of primary
health care, as done in the DTP, are important in TB control.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR; SOCIAL ASPECTS; INDIA.