Published: 2020-08-28

Clinico-epidemiological profile and adherence to antitubercular treatment of tuberculosis patients in a city of Maharashtra

Vishal Samadhan Dhande, Amol Vitthalrao Mankar, Satish W. Dahake, Vinanti Navare


Background: Poor patient adherence to the treatment regimen is a major cause of treatment failure and of the emergence of drug-resistant TB. Present study was conducted to study clinico-epidemiological profile and adherence to anti tubercular treatment among tuberculosis patients.

Methods: It was a cross sectional study done among 462 tuberculosis patients visiting G. G. Rathi Tuberculosis hospital during period January 2020 to April 2020.

Results: Out of total 462 study subjects 268 (58%) were male and 194 (42%) were female. Most of i.e. 143 (30.9%) were from age group 41-50 years. majority i.e. 148 (32.0%) were educated up to secondary school. As per Morisky medication adherence scale-4, majority 325 (70.4%) study subjects were having high adherence.

Conclusions: About 8% of the patients were having low adherent. Age and education of study subject was found to be significantly associated with adherence.


Clinico-epidemiological profile, Morisky medication adherence scale-4, Tuberculosis

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