||Arora VK & Bedi RS
||Motivation assessment scoring scale-its impact on case
holding under National Tuberculosis Programme.
||INDIAN J TB 1988, 35, 133-137.
Sixty freshly diagnosed bacteriologically confirmed
cases of pulmonary TB were thoroughly motivated and success of motivation
was assessed using a 10-point Motivation Assessment Scoring
Scale. The results of regularity of treatment in this group
(group `A`) were compared with a comparable group of 60 patients
(group `B`) motivated routinely at DTC, Shimla. Seventy percent
of group A cases received at least 12 monthly collections regularly
as compared to 40 percent in group B (P< 0.05). The need for
using the Scoring Scale for assessing success of motivation, in
order to achieve better case holding results, is discussed.
|KEYWORDS: CASE HOLDING; MOTIVATION; SOCIOMETRY; INDIA.