Adherence To Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment In Murang’a County, Kenya

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Non-adherence to Tuberculosis treatment is a major barrier for TB control programs because incomplete treatment may result in prolonged infectiousness, drug resistance, relapse and death. Successful treatment of TB involves taking anti TB drugs for at least six months as per the doctors advise. Currently, Tuberculosis has become a resurgent public Health problem in developing countries and is the leading cause of death from any single infectious agent. The purpose of the study was to identify factors contributing to non-adherence to TB treatment amongst pulmonary TB patients in Maragua Sub-County of Murang’a County. The objectives included were to determine the social-economic related, healthcare-related, patient-related and disease and medicine related factors associated with non-adherence of TB treatment amongst patients in Murang’a County. The study was guided by the Health Belief model as the theoretical framework. A cross-sectional survey study design was used. Census method was used and all 270 people were considered. Data was collected using a mixed method approach of interview guides, questionnaires and Focus Group Discussions. A total of 270 adult Pulmonary TB patients, amongst whom 59 (47%) were adherents and 67(53%) non adherents with TB treatment, who received treatment in 2017 and had completed treatment, Community Health workers, and Health Personnel in the TB clinic participated in the study. Data was entered to EPI INFO version 3.5.3 and analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22. Multiple logistic regressions was used to identify associations and to control potential confounding variables. Chi Square was used to test independence of categorical variables with p value of less than 0.05 at 95% confidence interval being considered significant. Data presentation was done using figures and tables.

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APA

AfroAsia, R (2021). Adherence To Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment In Murang’a County, Kenya. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 19, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/adherence-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis-treatment-in-murang-a-county-kenya

MLA 8th

Research, AfroAsia. "Adherence To Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment In Murang’a County, Kenya" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 06 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/adherence-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis-treatment-in-murang-a-county-kenya . Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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Research, AfroAsia. "Adherence To Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment In Murang’a County, Kenya". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 06 Jun. 2021. Web. 19 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/adherence-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis-treatment-in-murang-a-county-kenya >.

Chicago

Research, AfroAsia. "Adherence To Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment In Murang’a County, Kenya" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/adherence-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis-treatment-in-murang-a-county-kenya