Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Tuberculosis Patients Regarding Anti Tubeculosis Drugs in Katakwii General Hospital,

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Table of Contents

ABSTRACT........................................................................................................................ i

DEDICATION.................................................................................................................. iv

ACKNOWLEDGMENT .................................................................................................. v

ALIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACROMYNS. ................................................... vi

OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS ................................................................................viii

LIST OF FIGURES .......................................................................................................xiii

LIST OF TABLES ......................................................................................................... xiv

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION............................................................................. 1

1.0 Introduction................................................................................................................... 1

1.1 Background................................................................................................................... 1

1.2Statement of the problem............................................................................................... 3

1.3 Significance of the study............................................................................................... 3

1.4 Objectives: .................................................................................................................... 4

1.5 Research Questions:...................................................................................................... 4

1.6 Justification:.................................................................................................................. 5

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW................................................................ 6

2.0 Introduction;.................................................................................................................. 6

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2.1 Knowledge of TB patients on anti TB drugs management........................................... 6

2.2 Attitude of patients regarding TB ................................................................................. 7

2.3 Practices of patients on preventive measures: .............................................................. 8

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY. ................................................................... 10

3.0 Introduction:................................................................................................................ 10

3.1 Study design:............................................................................................................... 10

3.2 Study area: .................................................................................................................. 10

3.4. Selection criteria: ....................................................................................................... 11

3.4.1 Sample size determination:.................................................................................. 11

3.4.2 Sampling procedure and Rationale. ..................................................................... 12

3.4.3 Inclusion criteria: ................................................................................................. 12

3.4.4 Exclusion criteria: ................................................................................................ 12

3.5. Definition of study variables:..................................................................................... 12

3.5.1 Independent Variables: ........................................................................................ 12

3.5.2 Dependent Variable: ............................................................................................ 13

3.6 Research instruments: ................................................................................................. 13

3.7. Data collection procedure: ......................................................................................... 13

3.7.1 Data management: ............................................................................................... 13

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3.7.2 Data processing and analysis:.............................................................................. 13

3.8 Ethical considerations:................................................................................................ 14

3.9 Study limitations:........................................................................................................ 14

3.10 Dissemination of Results: ......................................................................................... 14

CHAPTER FOUR: ......................................................................................................... 15

DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION ......................... 15

4.0: Introduction:.......................................................................................................... 15

4.1.1: Age class of respondents: .............................................................................. 16

4.1.2: Sex of the respondents: n=55......................................................................... 16

4.1.3: Marital status of respondents:........................................................................ 17

4.1.3: Tribe of the respondents: ................................................................................ 18

4.1.5: Education status of the respondents:.............................................................. 19

4.1.6: Occupation of the respondents:...................................................................... 21

4.2.1: Knowledge of respondents about the meaning of TB: ................................ 22

4.2.2: Knowledge of respondents about the causes TB:

4.2.4: Awareness of respondents about the signs and symptoms of TB:................. 25

4.2.5: Knowledge on prevention of TB ................................................................... 25

4.2.6: Knowledge on preventive measures of TB:................................................... 26

4.3.1: Attitude towards cure of TB .......................................................................... 27

4.3.2: The feeling of respondents about getting TB treatment by those infected .... 28

4.3.3: Believes of the respondents about TB ........................................................... 29

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4.3.4: Attitude of the respondents towards isolation of TB patients......................... 30

4.4.0: PRACTICES OF THE RESPONDENTS ON TB TREATMENT................ 32

4.4.1: What the respondents will do if they present with signs and symptoms of TB:

4.4.2: What they will do when they notice someone with TB in a community:...... 33

4.4.3: Practices of respondents on current preventive measures of TB in use: ....... 34

CHAPTER FIVE: RESEARCHDISCUSSION, CONCLUSIONS AND

RECOMMENDATIONS................................................................................................ 35

5.0: Introduction:...................................................................................................... 35

5.1: Socio-Demographic Characteristics of the respondents:.................................. 35

5.2: Knowledge of the respondents on TB: ............................................................. 36

5.3: Attitude of patients of patients about TB treatment:......................................... 38

5.4: Practices of the respondents on TB treatment: ................................................ 39

Conclusion ................................................................................................................ 40

Recommendation…………………………………………………………………39

REFERENCES................................................................................................................ 41

APPENDIX II: (WORK PLAN).................................................................................... 51

APPENDIX III (BUDGET)............................................................................................ 53

APPENDIX IV: MAP OF UGANDA SHOWING KATAKWII DISTRICT: .......... 54

APPENDIX VI: MAP OF KATAKWI DISTRICT..................................................... 55

ABSTRACT Introduction: Although TB care is provided free of charge in Uganda, there are still very few patients who go for testing and even those who are diagnosed voluntarily interrupt their treatment before the end. This is a major obstacle in the fight against the disease therefore a study to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of tuberculosis patients regarding anti TB drugs at Katakwii general hospital, in March 2017 has helped the community to adapt new methods and knowledge about TB treatment. Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of TB patients regarding anti TB drugs. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was employed. Data was generated from 55 respondents both out patients and inpatients departments. A convenient sampling technique was employed in the selection of only patients aged 18 years and above who consented to participate in the study. The data was analyzed using quantitative methods and presented in form of pie charts, tables and bar. Results: Among the respondents 47.2% (26) knew that TB is a disease that affects lungs and organs of the body caused by a germ (mycobacterium) and 45% (25) knew TB preventive measures as encouraging TB suspects and patients to always cover their mouth with hand kerchief when coughing, sneezing, sighing and taking all the drugs as recommended by the health workers. Almost all the respondents interviewed 98.2% (54) believed that people with TB should get treatment and 52.7% (29) said that they will go to the hospital to get treatment while 40.9% (22) knew that all suspected TB patients must be reported to VHT,hospital and immunizations of all children under 5 years against TB were current preventive measures. Conclusion: This study recorded better general knowledge and attitude towards anti TB drugs although there were misconceptions about meaning, signs and symptoms, cause, prevention, cure, treatment modality and isolation,discrimination and social stigma were reported. This finding justifies the need to incorporate patients’ education into current integrated immunisation outreach program.

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EMMANUEL, O (2022). Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Tuberculosis Patients Regarding Anti Tubeculosis Drugs in Katakwii General Hospital,. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-tuberculosis-patients-regarding-anti-tubeculosis-drugs-in-katakwii-general-hospital

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EMMANUEL, OKOTEL "Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Tuberculosis Patients Regarding Anti Tubeculosis Drugs in Katakwii General Hospital," Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-tuberculosis-patients-regarding-anti-tubeculosis-drugs-in-katakwii-general-hospital. Accessed 08 Dec. 2022.

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EMMANUEL, OKOTEL . "Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Tuberculosis Patients Regarding Anti Tubeculosis Drugs in Katakwii General Hospital,". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 08 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-tuberculosis-patients-regarding-anti-tubeculosis-drugs-in-katakwii-general-hospital >.

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EMMANUEL, OKOTEL . "Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Tuberculosis Patients Regarding Anti Tubeculosis Drugs in Katakwii General Hospital," Afribary (2022). Accessed December 08, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/knowledge-attitude-and-practices-of-tuberculosis-patients-regarding-anti-tubeculosis-drugs-in-katakwii-general-hospital