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Influence of initial and repeated motivation on case holding in North Arcot district

Charles, Niruparani (1991) Influence of initial and repeated motivation on case holding in North Arcot district. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 38 (2). pp. 69-71. ISSN 0019-5705

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Abstract

Treatment default and premature discontinuation of treatment continue to be major c o n s t r a i n t s f o r t h e s u c c e s s f u l implementation of the National Tuberculosis programme. 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 District Tuberculosis Centre, 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.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Socio Behavioral
Divisions: Social and Behavioural Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 05:55
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 08:29
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/294

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