Knowledge of tuberculosis in a south Indian rural community initially and after health education

Subramanian, T and Charles, N and Balasubramanian, R and Balambal, R and Sundaram, V and Ganapathy, S and Prabhakar, R (1999) Knowledge of tuberculosis in a south Indian rural community initially and after health education. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 46 (4). pp. 251-254. ISSN 0019-5705

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Abstract

A study was undertaken in a south Indian rural community to assess the initial level of knowledge of tuberculosis (TB) and again after providing health education on TB, to evaluate the effectiveness of health education, after 2 years. A total of 466 respondents from 24 randomly selected villages in Sriperumpudur taluk, Tamilnadu were interviewed. The community was then educated about the important aspects of tuberculosis by means of pamphlets, film shows, exhibitions, role plays and group discussions. After 2 years, the respondents were revisited and interviewed using the same interview schedule. There was an overall increase of knowledge on various aspects of TB, ranging from 18% to 58%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health education, Awareness about tuberculosis, Effect of health education
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Socio Behavioral
Divisions: Social and Behavioural Research
Depositing User: Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 10:19
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 08:58
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/503

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