Directly Observed Treatment Short Course is the internationally recommended strategy to ensure cure of tuberculosis. However, it is equally important to review the shortcomings if any of such an important strategy against tuberculosis to make it more useful. This Descriptive study carried in a Tuberculosis Unit was to find out the treatment outcome of patients registered under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program. The data was collected from the tuberculosis register and was analyzed using SPSS 13.0 version. Study included 563 patients, 68% were males and 32.0% were females. Category I had majority of the patients 307 (54.52%); Category II had 133 (23.6%), and Category III had 116 (20.6%) patients. In Category 1,175 (57.0%) patients were cured and 13(4.2%) had treatment failure. In Category II, 61 (45.9%) were cured and 11(8.3%) had treatment failure. In Category III, 105 (90.5%) had complet treatment. Out of 236 patients who were cured, majority were under the care of government health workers 125(53%), followed by anganwadi 32(13.6%) and social workers 27(11.4%). Joint efforts of DOTS providers cured 53 (22.4%) patients. Ensuring early diagnosis and high cure rate of Tuberculosis cases is the only effective way to stop the spread of Tuberculosis.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Communicable Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 01-03-2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases