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Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Knowledge and behavior among tuberculosis patients of Dharwad, Karnataka

Author(s):
Vani Malai and Usha Malagi
Abstract:
Tuberculosis remains a serious cause of illness and death worldwide. Approximately 80% of TB cases are found in the 22 countries defined as high-burden countries with India listed being one among those countries. Inadequate knowledge and poor practices remain major the causes for transmission of disease and poor adherence to treatment. The present study attempted to assess the knowledge and practices among the tuberculosis patients of Dharwad. The results education and income were the major determinants of levels of knowledge and practices among the subjects. Majority of the subjects had moderate levels of knowledge and practices indicating inadequate levels of knowledge levels and practices among the subjects. Thus indicating a need for education intervention to improve the knowledge and practices to combat tuberculosis.
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How to cite this article:
Vani Malai, Usha Malagi. Knowledge and behavior among tuberculosis patients of Dharwad, Karnataka. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):218-221.

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