International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024 | Rating: 5.3 / 10


A Descriptive Correlational Survey to Determine Pulmonary TB Patient?s Attitude and Compliance towards Selected Components of National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP) in National Institute of Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases (NITRD), New-Delhi

Babita Nautiyal | Daisy Thomas | Madhumita Dey [2] | Anita Rani Kansal


Abstract: This study aims to determine the pulmonary-TB patient?s attitude, compliance towards selected components of NTEP; investigating the relationship between attitude and compliance; the association of attitude, compliance with selected variables. Using the survey approach this research gathered data from 230 pulmonary-TB patient?s (new, relapse case) registered under NTEP in 9 DOTS centres under NITRD via telephonic administration of ?Structured Interview Schedule? by purposively selected 18-60 years old. The demography revealed that the maximum number of samples were of 18-24 years, male, lower class, know about NTEP through health-staff, resides <1km. The study revealed a statistically significant enhancement in compliance score as the attitude score increases; both the attitude, compliance is dependent on variables- age, socio-economic status, source of information and both are independent of variables- sex, distance from health-facility. The study highlights towards selected components of NTEP includes 66% sample?s <6 years old children were on prophylaxis; 48.3% samples are receiving Direct Benefit Transfer monthly on time; 13% samples experiencing vomiting, itching, nausea, body-ache. The literature supports that observed substantial delays in DBT (NIKSHAY POSHAN YOJANA) were inability in opening bank-accounts on-time, unavailability of ID proofs causing payment delays. Their children who live in villages can?t be traced by treating centres. Further study can be reproduced in villages, determine delays, benefits of NIKSHAY.


Keywords: Pulmonary-TB, NTEP, Prophylaxis, NIKSHAY, Direct benefit transfer


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 5, May 2024,


Pages: 609 - 614


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