||Tandon AK, Jain SK, Tandon RK & Ram Asare
||Psychosocial study of tuberculosis patients.
||INDIAN J TB 1980, 27, 172-174.
The study investigated the family background and
other socio-economic factors in TB patients as well as the personality
pattern and frequency of depression among them. The sample was drawn
from the out-patients' clinic of TB and Chest Diseases, S.R.N. Hospital,
Allahabad, during February-March 1978 and was restricted only to
proven cases of pulmonary TB. A control group of an equal number
of cases undergoing treatment for long-term fever of any etiology
except TB, was selected from those admitted in the same hospital,
after matching age, sex and economic status. First, detailed information
concerning the family background and behavior pattern was obtained
through a semi-structured interview. Subsequently, the subjects
were administered the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (1966).
Depression was observed in 32 of the experimental subjects in comparison
to 7 of controls. Test results also indicated significantly high
scores on the Hamilton Rating Scale for depression among experimental
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY; SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR; INDIA.