Stigma and discrimination of tuberculosis in India: A systematic review
Author(s) Vendaviyas S, Shiffani, Vijaya Sankari A, Kalpana S, Joseph Maria Adaikalam S, Srinivas G
Abstract Background: Tuberculosis remains a major public health issue in India, with the country responsible for 1 in 5 of all confirmed TB cases worldwide. Tuberculosis and other communicable diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome, leprosy, etc. have been associated by society for decades with stigma and discrimination; this may interfere with the lifestyle and management of disease among these patients.
Objective: To perform a systematic literature review to assess the scenario of stigma, discrimination, and elimination of TB in India.
Methods: The literature search was carried out using databases like PubMed, Cochrane, Web of Science and Google Scholar. The results were correlated and analysis was performed.
Results: The studies projected various aspects of discrimination and stigma faced by TB patients. Further, detailed results will be discussed during the conference.
Conclusion: Positive therapy interventions are recommended for advancing age and education patients with tuberculosis that can help reduce stigma and improve the quality of life.
Vendaviyas S, Shiffani, Vijaya Sankari A, Kalpana S, Joseph Maria Adaikalam S, Srinivas G. Stigma and discrimination of tuberculosis in India: A systematic review. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(1):14-17. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2021.v7.i1a.8140