To assess the knowledge regarding side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs and its self-care management adapted by patients with tuberculosis with the view to prepare an information booklet

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  • Mr. Nilesh NamdeoGhule , Mrs. Geeta Shiroor

Abstract

The high incidence of Tuberculosis is a cause for concern and a huge threat to public   health globally. The delays in case detection, diagnosis, health seeking, and non-adherence to treatment are some of the reason for the high Tuberculosis burden globally. In many tuberculosis Centre, usually patients discontinued their treatment once they started having side effects. Only few will come the complaints regarding side effects of Anti-tuberculosis drugs. So it is necessary to have some knowledge to the patients regarding side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs. Objectives: To assess the knowledge regarding side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs among patients with tuberculosis. To assess the self-care management adapted by patients with tuberculosis for the side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs. To find out the association between the level of knowledge regarding side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs and self-care management adopted with selected demographic variables.Study title:Knowledge regarding side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs and its self-care management adapted by patients with tuberculosis.Materials and Methods: The study adopted Non-Experimental Descriptive design carried out among 100 patients with tuberculosis. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was used and was statically analyzed after collecting the data through self-structured questionnaire for assessing the knowledge self-care management for the side effects of anti-tuberculosis. Ethical clearance was taken from the Institutional ethics committee. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics. Results: The knowledge regarding side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs among majority 69% patients with tuberculosis have average knowledge, 14% have poor knowledge and 17% have good knowledge with mean of 52.46 and SD of 24.81. Conclusion: The findings of the study showed that education level of the patients with tuberculosis is associated with the knowledge level of side-effects of anti-tuberculosis drug.

The study shows in the patient with tuberculosis having average knowledge regarding the side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs. Many of patient has experienced the side effects of the anti-tuberculosis drugs like nausea/vomiting, arthralgia, fever, generalized weakness, loss appetite etc.  they manage these side effects  by themselves and taken care for reducing the side effects.

Published

2021-07-02

How to Cite

Mr. Nilesh NamdeoGhule , Mrs. Geeta Shiroor. (2021). To assess the knowledge regarding side effects of anti-tuberculosis drugs and its self-care management adapted by patients with tuberculosis with the view to prepare an information booklet. Drugs and Cell Therapies in Hematology, 10(1), 127–135. Retrieved from https://www.dcth.org/index.php/journal/article/view/67

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