||Factors associated with poor patient compliance with
anti-tuberculosis therapy in Northwest Perak, Malaysia.
||TUBERCLE & LUNG DIS 1991, 72, 261-264.
A retrospective study of factors associated with
poor patient compliance with anti-TB therapy was conducted in Taiping
Perak, Malaysia. 219 patients were studied. Male patients and hospital
referrals were significantly more likely to default. Patients with
tuberculous lymphadenitis alone had a greater rate of default, but
this just failed to reach significance (0.05 < P < 0.10).
Six of 7 male hospital referrals with tuberculous lymphadenitis
alone defaulted. Patients treated as out-patients from the start
were more compliant. Housewives were also highly compliant. It was
noticed that patients who defaulted tended to do so during early
stages of treatment.
|KEYWORDS: COMPLIANCE; MALAYSIA.