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Title: Factors affecting treatment compliance among TB/HIV co-infected patients at Ruraho MissionH, Mbarara District
Authors: Natumanya, Medard
Keywords: TB/HIV
Co-infected patients
Issue Date: May-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Health Sciences (Western Campus
Abstract: A study was carried out at Ruharo Mission Hospital, MbararaDistrict to identify the factors affecting treatment compliance among TB/HIV co-infected patients. A descriptive design was employed and 30 (thirty) respondents were selected to the study using stratified and convenience sampling procedure. Data was collected using questionnaire. This study found out that respondents faced various social economic factors affecting treatment compliance among TB/HIV co-infected patients. For instance, most respondents 20 (67%) didn't have an anti TB treatment partner, 20 (67%) sometimes felt like not taking anti TB drugs due to 10 (50%) medication fatigue and taking too many tablets, 6 (30%) feared the side effects of the medication and 4 (20%) did not notice much change which was not surprising as most 20 (67%) were required to take more than 4 tablets daily and 12 (40%) were required to take TB drugs for more than 7 months. However, 20 (67%) physical difficulties in opening medicine containers, handling small tablets and swallowing difficulties as well as 30 (100%) TB costs were not among the social economic factors affecting treatment compliance among TB/HIV co-infected patients.
Description: A research report submitted to Uganda nurses and midwives examinations board in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a diploma in nursing
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/5099
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