A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY ON DURA TION OF RNTCP TRAINING AND TREA TMENT REGIMEN PRESCRIBED BY MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS TO PATIENTS DIAGNOSED AS TUBERCULOSIS.

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Background :Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. This study Abstract would help us to know whether medical practitioners are categorizing the patient as per norms, whether they had undergone the training in Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) by District Tuberculosis Programme, whether they follow RNTCP regimen.Aim of the studyTo know the duration of RNTCP Training and treatment regimen prescribed by medical practitioners to patientsdiagnosed as Tuberculosis.To know whether the practitioners have undergone training in RNTCP.To assess whether the practitioners are adhering to drug regimen as per RNTCP programme.Materials and Methods : A community based cross sectional study carried out covering all medical practitioners. Total 130 medical practitioners were interviewed by pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire about various treatment modalities for management of pulmonary tuberculosis practiced by these medical practitioners.Results : Out of 130 medical practitioners,46.9% had undergone RNTCP , 51.5% of medical practitioners had attended TB training course in last five years. 86.9% medical practitioners were categorizing the patients as per the norms before starting the treatment. The daily drug regimen was followed by 92(80.7%) medicalpractitioners,14(12.3%) medical practitioners followed both daily and intermittent drug regimen but only 8 (7%) medical practitioners followed intermittent drug regimen and 16 medical practitioners followed drug regimen other than RNTCP. Conclusion:The present study enabled us to know that medical practitioners need to follow RNTCP guidelines.The medical practitioners should undergo RNTCP training so as to correctly diagnose and treat the patients with rapid lasting cure from tuberculosis.

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Priyanka Singh, Pradeep Sawardekar, Seema Anjenaya, Madhavi Mankar, Ranjana Zade, Nisha Relwani, Shyamal Kamble

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Priyanka Singh, Pradeep Sawardekar, Seema Anjenaya, Madhavi Mankar, Ranjana Zade, Nisha Relwani, Shyamal Kamble (2017). A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY ON DURA TION OF RNTCP TRAINING AND TREA TMENT REGIMEN PRESCRIBED BY MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS TO PATIENTS DIAGNOSED AS TUBERCULOSIS.. Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research, 3(1), 66-71. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-519627