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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