Factors associated with medical treatment compliance among leprosy patients in Gowa district 2015–2016

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TitleFactors associated with medical treatment compliance among leprosy patients in Gowa district 2015–2016
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsHajid SE, Akhbar R, Ansar J
Abbrev. JournalInd. Jour. of Publ. Health Rese. & Develop.
JournalIndian journal of public health research & development
Year of Publication2019
Volume10
Issue4
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

Leprosy disease is a controllable if early diagnosis and treatments are undertaken by the patients. Nonetheless, a significant number of patients become irregular and default the treatments due to a number of personal, psychosocial, economic, medical and health service factors. Up to date, there has no one time cure for this disease without undergoing a continuous treatment. Hence, this study aimed to determine factors associated with medical treatment compliance among leprosy patients in Gowa district 2015–2016. The study type was observational analytic with cross sectional design. The population in this study is all leprosy patients who still undergoing treatment. The sample sizes are 100 respondents which selected by exhaustive sampling method. The result found variables associated toward medical treatment compliance among leprosy patients were accessibility to health centres (p=0.000), knowledge (p=0.037) and family support (p=0.017). However, the drug side effect is not factor associate with medical treatment compliance (p= 0.200).

 

 

DOI10.5958/0976-5506.2019.00820.9
Link to full texthttp://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=10&issue=4&article=166