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Indian J Tuberc. 2007 Apr;54(2):66-70.

Risk factors for non-adherence to directly observed treatment (DOT) in a rural tuberculosis unit, South India.

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Tuberculosis Research Centre (ICMR), Mayor V.R. Ramanathan Road, Chetput, Chennai.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To identify risk factors for non-adherence of tuberculosis (TB) patients to DOT.

METHODS:

Retrospective study of TB patients by logistic regression analysis to identify risk factors for non-adherence.

RESULTS:

Of the 1666 patients interviewed, 1108 (67%) adhered and 558 (33%) did not adhere to DOT. Of 558 patients, the risk factors associated with non-adherence were illiteracy (39%), difficulty in accessing health facility (57%), and non-government DOT centre (43%).

CONCLUSION:

Patients should be educated about tuberculosis and importance of DOT. All DOT centres, including Non-government DOT centres, should be made more accessible and patient-friendly.

PMID:
17575677
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