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Strategies to Improve Tuberculosis Counseling Services

Ms. Nandhini, Prof. Karaline Karunagari

Keywords : Strategies and Counseling services,Tuberculosis

Citation Information : MN, Karunagari PK. Strategies to Improve Tuberculosis Counseling Services. 2018; 14 (1):31-36.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-14-1-31

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Tuberculosis is an acute or chronic infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2015, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and 1.8 million died from the disease (including 0.4 million among people with HIV). Over 95% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Counseling plays a significant role in providing TB patients with complete and accurate knowledge about the nature of TB, its symptoms, mode of transmission and how to manage the disease (prevention of transmission, managing drugs\' side effects etc.).In addition they require lot of psychological support and effective treatment, follow up services are needed to promote their health and reduce the incidence of tuberculosis in the community.


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