Feasibility of utiliising traditional birth attendants in DTP

Balasubramanian, R (1997) Feasibility of utiliising traditional birth attendants in DTP. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 44 (3). pp. 133-135. ISSN 0019-5705

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The study shows that it is feasible to train Dais residing in villages effectively in selection of the chest symptomatics of their villages, for door-delivery of antituberculosis drugs to the cases placed on treatment and for sputum collection at the end of treatment as well as their future follow-up. Under Dais 85% treatment completion and over 63% cure rate were achieved. Dais are available in every village in India and could be trained and utilised for NTP in rural areas. They could also be entrusted with delivering antituberculosis drugs under direct observation (DOTS) under RNTCP.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2013 06:29
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 04:39
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/443

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