A retrospective study of 'non-compliant' patients in controlled clinical trials of short course chemotherapy

Suhadev, M and Ganapathy, S and Sivasubramanian, S and Santha Devi, T (1995) A retrospective study of 'non-compliant' patients in controlled clinical trials of short course chemotherapy. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 42 (4). pp. 221-224. ISSN 0019-5705

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Abstract

In a total of 2,332 pulmonary short-course chemotherapy studies conducted during 1975-1985, there were 60 ‘noncompliant’ patients who had received less than 75% of the prescribed treatment. A retrospective study was undertaken to find out the reasons for default in these patients since the Tuberculosis Research Centre has very stringent criteria of selection of patients for their, studies, an adequate system. of motivation of the patients and well organised infrastructure for retrieval of the defaulters. Unwillingness for treatment was stated as the reason for default by 20 patients and adverse reactions to the drugs by 16 patients. Other major reasons given were pressure of work (14 patients), frequent outstation visits (13) and migration (12).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Socio Behavioral
Divisions: Social and Behavioural Research
Depositing User: Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 07:38
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 05:31
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/394

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