Evaluation of awareness and factors determining satisfaction among tuberculosis patients regarding RNTCP services in a western district of Uttar Pradesh: a cross sectional study

Authors

  • Deepak Kumar Department of Health and Family Welfare, Senior Medical Officer, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Divyata Sachan Department of Community Medicine, S. M. M. H. Medical College, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9089-9635
  • Manoj K. Verma Department of Health and Family Welfare, Senior Medical Officer, BaraBanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Abhinav Gangwar Department of Community Medicine, U. P. U. M. S., Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Pankaj K. Jain Department of Community Medicine, U. P. U. M. S., Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Dhiraj K. Srivastava Department of Community Medicine, U. P. U. M. S., Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Prashant K. Bajpai Department of Community Medicine, K. G. M. C., Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20232671

Keywords:

RNTCP, DOT, TB, Satisfaction, Tuberculosis

Abstract

Background: With the help of ‘Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program’ (RNTCP), India has envisioned to end Tuberculosis (TB) five years ahead of the targets set by SDG which was by 2030. Regular evaluation is necessary for every programme to keep the programme in track and to identify the existing lacunae. Therefore, this study was planned to assess the awareness of TB patients regarding RNTCP along with identifying the factors which determine satisfaction of TB patients.

Methods: A community-based cross sectional study was conducted on patients seeking treatment at district tuberculosis centre and DOTs centres of district. The data were collected using a close-ended, pretested and pre-validated questionnaire.

Results: The mean score for awareness regarding TB among 205 study participants was 5.76±1.88 with level of awareness being poor, average and good in 41%, 31% and 28% of the study participants respectively. The mean satisfaction score was 9.47±1.02 and the services were perceived as good, average and poor by 56%, 39% and 5% of the study population respectively. Majority of the participants were unsatisfied due to the untimely distribution of the money provided under Nikshay Poshan Yojna (31.7%). The reasons for satisfaction among majority of the participants was the availability of staff at DOTS Centre (87.3%). A significant correlation was observed between satisfaction score and awareness score (r2=0.033, p=0.01).

Conclusions: The overall awareness and satisfaction about RNTCP services was good among TB patients with a greater satisfaction among people with high awareness.

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2023-08-29

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Kumar, D., Sachan, D., K. Verma, M., Gangwar, A., K. Jain, P., K. Srivastava, D., & K. Bajpai, P. (2023). Evaluation of awareness and factors determining satisfaction among tuberculosis patients regarding RNTCP services in a western district of Uttar Pradesh: a cross sectional study. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(9), 3150–3157. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20232671

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