||Patients compliance towards different drug regimens
under District Tuberculosis Programme.
||NTI NL 1988, 24, 46-51.
Today, treatment of TB has developed into the concept
of case-holding which involves the health agency, the
patient, his/ her family and the community for the completion of
treatment by the patient. The drug regimen plays a relatively minor
role in case-holding when compared with other factors such as the
active participation of the patient, family and close friends, the
attitude and behaviour of the health staff who offer the treatment
and, a constant supply of drugs and their availability to the patient.
The services offering the treatment play a major role in reducing
drug-default which is a primary problem in case-holding. The drug-default
pattern in different situations is listed and the reasons for drug-default
are discussed under three categories, technical, organizational
and, administrative and socio-psychological.
|KEYWORDS: COMPLIANCE; INDIA.