Awareness on pulmonary tuberculosis among adult population in selected area of Rajshahi city, Bangladesh
Md. Nuruzzaman, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Md. Khairul Alam, Md. Monir Ahammed, Md. Abdul Mannan, BM Rabiul Islam
The objective of this study was to assess the level of awareness concerning tuberculosis among the Bastuhara para of Rajshahi. A cross-sectional study was done. The mean age and income of the respondents were (40.42±13.985) years and income (9709.40±8537.251 tk.). 50.4% female, 49.6% male. 94.6% Muslim, 85.5% married, 59% illiterate. 41.88% smoker, 52%were smoking about 11-20 years, 34.2% were housewife, 71. 8% lived in semi-building, 99. 1% source of drinking water is tube well. About 99.1% heard about tuberculosis, 69.8% heard about tuberculosis from television/radio, 51.3% knew the cause of tuberculosis. About 63.3% told the cause of tuberculosis is smoking, 77.8% knew the effected group of tuberculosis, 50. 55% told that tuberculosis occurs in old age, 74.4% knew the gender group of TB. About 93.3% told that TB occurs mainly in male. 52.1% didn’t know it is contagious diseases, 52.7% told only those who are closed to TB patients can be effected. About 52.1% of the respondents knew the sign and symptoms of TB, 59.0% told the sing and symptoms of TB is bleeding through cough, 69.2% of the respondents didn’t know the prevention policy of TB, 70.59% told the treatment of TB is medication, 69.2% knew the vaccination policy of TB. 51.5% told the period of vaccination is just after birth, 78.6% didn’t know the causes of TB, 52.2% told the cause of TB is live together with TB patient, 71.8% didn’t know the way to free from TB, 94% knew the treatment of TB is total free of cost, 52.73% told that the treatment Centre of TB is only TB hospital, 63.2% knew the treatment policy of infected person, 56.2% told the patient should keep separately after infected TB, 52.1% feel compassion but like to stay away from TB patient 39.3% of them try to avoid TB patients from community. There is a wide knowledge gap among the public regarding PTB. The idea of organizing directly observed TB treatment using volunteers appears to be accepted.
Md. Nuruzzaman, Mohammad Abu Bin Nyeem, Md. Khairul Alam, Md. Monir Ahammed, Md. Abdul Mannan, BM Rabiul Islam. Awareness on pulmonary tuberculosis among adult population in selected area of Rajshahi city, Bangladesh. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 36-41