||Radha Narayan & Pramilakumari S
||A model for motivation of tuberculosis patients under
the National Tuberculosis Programme.
||NTI NL 1972, 9, 20-22.
The paper emphasises the necessity for research
on motivation, particularly, in the context of the NTP, to achieve
the goal of getting TB patients to remain sufficiently long on treatment.
For any such study, motivation needs to be viewed as a psychological
process wherein various social, cultural and situational factors,
either singly or in combination may influence motivation and thus,
the patients behaviour, leading to regular or irregular patterns
of treatment. The definition of a motive and its characteristics
are presented in a model. The application of the model, explained
in terms of the DTP, provides a broader focus in motivational research
than the current, limited scope described in the DTP manuals. Viewing
motivation as a psychological process allows for the identification
of some of the patients intrinsic factors, the external factors
in the patients environment and the factors pertaining to
health institutions that could be manipulated for effective motivation.
Therefore, the model can serve to make the NTPs motivational
research efforts, comprehensive.
|KEYWORDS: MOTIVATION; INDIA.
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