International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 9, Part A (2019)
Drug non compliance and its contributory factors among tuberculosis patients
Diksha Mehta and Jasvinder Kaur Saini
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium Tuberculosis. The disease primarily affects lungs and causes pulmonary Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a transmissible disease that requires prolonged treatment and the lack of adherence to a prescribed treatment increases the risk of morbidity, mortality and spread of the disease in the community. India is the country with the highest burden of TB. The World Health Organization, TB statistics for India for 2016 gives an estimated incidence figure of 2.79 million cases of TB for India. The study was aimed to find out the non-compliance and its contributory factors among patients with TB. A Quantitative research approach with descriptive Study design was used to assess the non-compliance and its contributory factors among patients with TB. The Study was conducted in Selected DOTS centers of Himachal Pradesh. Purposive sampling technique was used to select one hundred eighty five subjects from the population. Structures interview schedule was used to assess the non-compliance and its contributory factors among patients with tuberculosis. The Result of the study shows that Majority (95%) patients with Tuberculosis were having side effects of the medications, 60% patients with TB were not maintained the records of the medication, 55% patients confidentiality is not maintained, 65% don’t know the symptoms of TB, 70% subjects was quit medication due to the complication of the medications, 70% quit medication after symptoms disappears. Major contributing factor to non-compliance was side effects of the drugs.
How to cite this article:
Diksha Mehta and Jasvinder Kaur Saini. Drug non compliance and its contributory factors among tuberculosis patients. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(9): 31-36.