Assessment About Awareness On Tuberculosis Among Young Adults: An Original Research

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  • Dr. Namrata Shah Naidu, Dr. Anil Managutti, Dr. Rahul VC Tiwari, Dr. Chinmayi Prabhakar, Dr. Salman Abdul Qadeer, Dr. Humera Siddiqua

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https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S10.604

Abstract

Aim: The purpose of the present research was to evaluate the awareness and knowledge on tuberculosis amongst young adults.

Methodology: A cross-sectional survey using a validated, self-administered questionnaire was designed for 1500 participants between the age of 18- 40 years. The questionnaire consisted of 32 items which asked the participants regarding their socio-economic status, their knowledge regarding TB, its etiology, prevention, treatment etc. descriptive statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS 25.0.

Results: 1000 responded to the study with an overall response rate of 66.6%. The respondents get their TB related information from different sources, such as television (n=447, 44.7%), health workers (n=242, 24.2%) and family members (n=189, 18.9%). Majority (n=888) 88.8% of the respondents agreed that medical treatment is best method to treat TB.

Conclusion: A significant variation in awareness, knowledge, and attitude toward tuberculosis was attributed due to differences across districts and communities.

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2022-12-31 — Updated on 2022-12-31

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Assessment About Awareness On Tuberculosis Among Young Adults: An Original Research. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 4958-4961. https://doi.org/10.47750/pnr.2022.13.S10.604