||Banerji A, Shawndilay AK & Basu Chaudhuri SK
||Organised home treatment in a small community: preliminary
||INDIAN J CHEST DIS 1962, 4, 181-186.
One hundred twenty-five cases of pulmonary TB from
residents of Vrindaban, UP, who attended the Out-Patient Department
of the Shri Brij Sewa Samiti TB Sanatorium in May 1961, were reviewed
to assess the value of an organised home treatment scheme. Observations
regarding age, sex, stage, cavity and bacillary status and, socio-economic
conditions of the patients were recorded. Results of treatment under
ambulatory conditions were analysed. Cavity closure was observed
in 12 out of 65 cavitary cases and there was sputum conversion in
26 out of 51 cases recorded positive originally. Some problems of
organised home treatment, however remain and are indicated.
|KEYWORDS: COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION; INDIA.