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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

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.
Pages: 14-17  |  51 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
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
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