||Influence of initial and repeated motivation on case
holding in North Arcot district.
||INDIAN J TB 1991, 38, 69-72.
Treatment default and premature discontinuation
of treatment continue to be major constraints for the successful
implementation of the NTP. In order to assess the influence of motivation
in overcoming this problem and improving patient compliance, a study
was conducted at three of the major centres, namely, DTC, Vellore,
and general hospitals at Gudiattam and Vaniyambadi in Tamil Nadu.
All new smear-positive patients initiated to treatment between October,
1987 and April, 1989 were admitted to the study. In all, 278 patients
were motivated. There was an increase in treatment completion rate
among patients who had motivation initially. This was more evident
in patients who had repeated motivation.
|KEYWORDS: CASE HOLDING; MOTIVATION; SOCIAL WORK; INDIA.