Assessment of health status of successfully treated Category i patients under rntcp program, five years After treatment completion – a retrospective cohort Study from a coastal district of India

Ballal, Kirthinath and Kulkarni, Muralidhar M and Kumar, Pawan and Rao, Chythra R (2016) Assessment of health status of successfully treated Category i patients under rntcp program, five years After treatment completion – a retrospective cohort Study from a coastal district of India. National Journal of Community Medicine, 7 (5). pp. 425-429. ISSN 2229 6816

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Abstract

Background: Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem worldwide and also in India. Inspite of RNTCP being a comprehensive programme for effective management and control of tuberculosis, efficacy of DOTS regimen is questioned by private practitioners.Methods: A retrospective cohort study was carried out in a coastal district of India to assess the health status of successfully treated Category I patients under RNTCP program, five years after treatment completion. An interview was conducted with all the available subjects at their residence using a semi-structured pretested interview. Results: Out of 224 registered new sputum positive patients, 177 cases were successfully treated during the recruiting year,accounting for a success rate of 79%. Of the 177 treated patients,118 were traceable during the study period, out of which 100 subjects had survived after 5 years and were available for the interview. Recurrence of TB was reported in 2 patients during the follow up period.Conclusion: This five years follow up study shows a good long term success rate of TB patient’s treatment. Hence, it reaffirms the scientific basis of RNTCP policy of DOTS regimen to be the right strategy for TB control.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: RNTCP; DOTS; tuberculosis; current status; NSP patients
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2016 14:03
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 14:03
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/147073

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