Research on Taking Depression as a Predictor of Treatment Outcome in Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis Patients under Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB Services in Amritsar, Punjab

This cross-sectional research was performed on all patients with MDR-TB who were treated in the Amritsar district under PMDT services from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. The prevalence of depression has been determined and its effect on the result of treatment. The management and review of data was carried out using Microsoft Excel and SPSS. Out of 87 patients with MDR-TB, 57 (65.5 percent) were men and 30 (34.4 percent) were women. The unfavourable treatment effects were substantially correlated with depression. In a statistical study, 50.6% of the patients were depressed and the adverse effect was significantly correlated with depression (p=0.005) in patients with MDR-TB.

Author (s) Details

Dr. Manisha Nagpal
Department of Community Medicine, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sri Amritsar, India.

Naresh Chawla

District TB Officer, Amritsar, India.

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