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A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Information Booklet Regarding DOTS Therapy among the Tuberculosis Clients in a Selected Primary Health Centre

Pravin Ramesh Gholap

Abstract


The purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of information booklet regarding DOTS therapy among the tuberculosis clients in a selected primary health centre. The design used for this study was quasi experimental one group pre-test without control group with evaluative approach. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample for the study. The data were collected by using structured questionnaire from 60 tuberculosis clients before and after the administration of information booklet regarding DOTS therapy. For generating necessary data, a structured questionnaire was developed which consisted of 30 items. The reliability of the questionnaire was established by the split half method and was found out to be 0.84, which is reliable. Based on the objective and hypothesis, the data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics i.e., percentage mean and standard deviation. The ‘t’ test and chi-square was applied to test the hypothesis and to assess the effectiveness of the information booklet. The findings revealed that pre-test knowledge mean score was 8.85, whereas during the post-test, the total mean score was 14.26 and significant difference was found between pre-test and post-test score which reveals that the information booklet was effective for the tuberculosis client regarding DOTS therapy.

 

Keywords: Tuberculosis, DOTS therapy, primary health center

 

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Pravin Ramesh Gholap. A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Information Booklet Regarding DOTS Therapy among the Tuberculosis Clients in a Selected Primary Health Centre. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Bioinformatics. 2017; 4(3):29–33p.


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