||Sen PK & Sil AK
||Regularity of treatment in rural clinic - Influence
of tape-recorded exposure.
||National Conference on Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases,
Bangalore, India, 2-5 Jan 1971, p. 86-95
Impact of health education, specially, in regard
to domiciliary chemotherapy, by exposing the patients to a tape-recorded
message in a rural TB clinic, was evaluated. The measure appeared
to have signficantly improved self- administration of the drugs
as assessed by tape and post-tape regularity of chemotherapy of
the patients. (From 28 pre-tapes in 1965 to 72 post-tapes in 1969).
The measure also appeared to have improved knowledge in other aspects
of TB as found by a comparative study of answers to questions between
a group of tape-exposed tuberculous patients and another group of
not exposed non-tuberculous persons on taped and untaped questions
(on untaped questions, the difference was only 1.5 to 1, whereas
on taped questions, this ratio was 18 to 1). It was therefore concluded,
as a staff, time, and cost-saving measure, taped or gramophone recorded
messages played at the clinic may prove of great educative value,
specially for clinics serving predominantly illiterate patients.
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