||Shukla K, Singh G, Jain SK, Agarwal RC & Singh
||Impact of extra motivation among tuberculosis patients
on the duration of their unbroken drug continuity- An approach.
||INDIAN J MED SCI 1983, 37, 23-39
A prospective study was carried out to assess the
impact of extra motivational efforts on the duration of unbroken
drug-continuity in a cohort of 150 randomly selected TB patients
undergoing anti-TB unsupervised domiciliary treatment at S.R.N.
Hospital, M.L.N. Medical College, Alahabad. The contribution of
extra-motivational efforts along with that of some other socio-economic
characteristics of the patients, was obtained by the use of multiple
regression analysis. It revealed that if monthly additional efforts
of extra-motivation are made, devoting 15-20 minutes only in terms
of explaining to the patient about the necessity and importance
of regular and complete treatment, the average duration of unbroken
treatment of a group of patients can be increased by as much as
two months, a substantial gain from both curative as well as preventive
aspects of any TB control programme.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIO-ECONOMICS; MOTIVATION; INDIA.