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Defaulting from Tuberculosis Treatment in Addis Ababa Tuberculosis Centre and factors Associated With IT

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dc.contributor.advisor Kebede, Derege (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Demissie, Meaza
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-21T06:52:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-21T06:52:08Z
dc.date.issued 1992-03
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/12037
dc.description.abstract A study was done on tuberculosis patients registered at the Addis Ababa TB Centre during the period September 1, 1989 to August 31, 1990 to determine the rate of defaulting from treatment and to identify factors associated with it. An initial chart review of 1206 new tuberculosis patients registered during the period September 1, 1989 to August 31, 1990 was carried out in order to determine the rate of defaulting. The overall defaulter rate, specific rate by sex, age, and distance were calculated. A sample of defaulters(cases) was then selected by simple random sampling and all the non-defaulters were taken as controls. The cases and controls were traced and interviewed by trained research assistants using a pretested questionnaire. The two groups were compared by social, demographic, and health variables. A high rate of defaulting of 82% was found. The rates of defaulting were higher in males, in the older age groups and -in those living nearer. Most of the defaulting occurred in the third and fourth months of treatment. Inadequate knowledge, negative attitude to the TB centre and low educational level were found to be statistically significant risk factors for defaulting( p<0.Oa01, p<0.05,and p<0.001 respectively). Nearer distance was also found to be a statistically significant risk factor for defaulting( p< .001). In the analysis of reasons for defaulting social and personal problems and feeling of improvement were the top two reasons. vi J , ' ~ In conclusion, such a high rate defaulting suggest inadequacy in the current control program. The major factor contributing to this high rate of defaulting appears to be lack of knowledge of patients about their disease. recommendations were made. \ vii Based on these en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Abeba Universty en_US
dc.subject Defaulting from Tuberculosis Treatment in Addis Ababa en_US
dc.title Defaulting from Tuberculosis Treatment in Addis Ababa Tuberculosis Centre and factors Associated With IT en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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