FACTORS AFFECTING DOTS TREATMENT COMPLIANCE: AN ASSESSMENT AT RNTCP UNIT IN A MEDICAL COLLEGE
Dr. Abha Pandit*
Treatment non-adherence is critical challenge to successful tuberculosis control. Re-emergence of tuberculosis in parallel with HIV infection with drug resistant strains requires continued battle of control strategies. In present report treatment non-adherence among DOTS patients of RNTCP unit at Aurovindo Medical College Indore and apparent determinents of the same has been compiled and analysed. The scope for improving current care practices in general with particular concerns relating older and poor patients is elaborated by the findings, in respect to anti TB treatment adherence.
Keywords: DOTS, RNTCP, Tuberculosis, Antitubercular drug treatment.
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