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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-38

Awareness of tuberculosis control program among health-care workers in a tertiary hospital, South India


1 GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Microbiology, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. T Jaya Chandra
Department of Microbiology, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_84_18

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Objectives: The objective of the study is to access the awareness of tuberculosis control program (TCP) among health-care workers (HCWs) in a tertiary hospital and to compare the knowledge on TCP between HCWs and the public. Materials and Methods: The participants were provided with printed, multiple-choice questionnaire, containing 28 questions and options to mark the correct answer. All the questions were provided with “not aware” option also. The results were tabulated and analyzed by giving 1 for correct answer, −1 for wrong answer, and 0 for not aware option. The Mann–ANOVA test was used to find the statistical difference. Results: The mean average of scores was 18.52 in the test group and − 0.12 in the control group. Statistical mean significant difference was observed between the groups (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Awareness among the public and HCWs is important for the success of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP). To create the awareness in the public, it has to get advertised in cinema theaters, local channels, and newspapers. For awareness among HCWs, scientific updates should be advertised frequently in the journals and symposiums/seminars should be organized regularly by RNTCP.


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