Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infectious do not have symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is spread through the air when people who have active TB in their lungs cough, spit, speak or sneeze.
Objectives: To assess the knowledge on prevention of transmission of tuberculosis among DOTS Providers. To find out the association on knowledge on prevention of transmission of tuberculosis with the selected socio-demographic variables.
Methodology: A descriptive study was involving 100 DOTS providers, Non probability purposive sampling technique was used to select the sample, Study carried out with self administered questionnaire. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire. Data regarding socio-demographic characteristics of DOTS Providers and questionnaire related to Knowledge on prevention of transmission of tuberculosis. Were analysed with Cronbach”s Alpha, ANOVA and Correlation Coefficient. Hypothesis (H0) stating that there is a no significant association between the Knowledge on prevention of transmission of tuberculosis with selected socio demographic variables was accepted after the analysis.
Results: Out of 100 Study participants, majority (53%) of samples had moderate level of knowledge followed by (36%) had adequate and very few (11%) had inadequate level of knowledge.
Conclusion: There should be improved awareness regarding importance of tuberculosis transmission by providing information regarding preventive measures of tuberculosis & its transmission and also various services available to screening in order to improve the health of the people.