||Study of 450 TB patients who were irregular and non-cooperative
||National Conference of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases
Workers, 20th, Ahmedabad, India, 3-5 Feb 1965, p. 217-224.
A study was conducted at the NDTC to study 450
patients who included 225 patients who were non-cooperative in treatment.
The patients were interviewed by six students from the Delhi School
of Social Work and data on the patients socio-economic background,
the period of treatment until they became irregular (those who failed
to visit the clinic twice or more after repeated attempts at retrieval)
or non-cooperative, their diagnosis, status at the time of their
irregularity or non-cooperation, and the patients reasons
for irregularity or non-cooperation, were filled in uniform schedules.
The results and the major reasons for the patients irregularity
and leaving treatment are presented. Measures to minimise patients
default in treatment are recommended. Some supplementary remarks
and suggestions on this study are presented by S.P. Pamra in the
report on the 20th National Conference of TB and Chest Diseases
Workers, Ahmedabad, India, Feb. 1965, p. 225-230.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR; SOCIAL LITERACY; DEFAULT;