||Seetha MA, Srikantaramu N, Aneja KS & Hardan Singh
||Influence of motivation of patients and their family
members on the drug collection by patients.
||INDIAN J TB 1981, 28, 182-190.
A controlled study was conducted at LWTDTC, Bangalore,
among 250 randomly selected urban patients of pulmonary TB of whom
155 were in the motivation group and 95 were in the
control group. In the motivation group, patients were
interviewed by NTI Health Visitor and motivated by LWC staff; a
month of drugs (TH) were given. Within 3 days of initiation of treatment
they were motivated along with their household members during home
visit by NTI staff every month for a period of three months. Control
group patients were motivated at the clinic as per the programme
In the motivation group, 59.9% of patients had
made all the three collections during the first three months compared
to 27.8% in the control group. During the remaining
months also the drug collection was 47% and 35.6% respectively.
The drug collection pattern among the patients in the motivation
group was found to be better than among the patients in control
group who did not have the benefit of home visiting. Sputum conversion
was also found accordingly better among the motivation group as
compared to control group.
|KEYWORDS: MOTIVATION; INDIA.