A Descriptive Study to Assess the Level of Awareness on Tuberculosis among Clients at Kancheepuram District


Authors : Dr. M. Girija, Dr. N. Kokilavani.

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 4 - April

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World health organisation declared “It’s time to end TB” as theme of world TB day 2019 to ensure everyone who needs tuberculosis care can get it, as the death rate falls to one third but 10 million people still fall ill with the disease. This article reveals the level of awareness on Tuberculosis. Non- experimental design – Descriptive research design was adapted. 50 clients from designated microscopic centre, tuberculosis units at kancheepuram district were selected by using non-probability purposive sampling technique. Clients were assessed by using structured multiple choice questionnaire and statistical analysis by using descriptive statistics. The findings of this study suggests 65.7% of clients are having inadequate awareness, 22.9% of them having moderately adequate awareness and only 11.4% falls in category of adequate the level of awareness on tuberculosis. This study concludes that around 66% of the clients are having inadequate awareness on tuberculosis. The investigator suggests that an educational intervention can help the clients to improve their awareness thereby it reduces the morbidity and mortality rates of tuberculosis in future.

Keywords : Awareness, Educational intervention, Tuberculosis.

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