Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Tuberculosis among Diabetic Patients

Authors

  • Md Delwar Hossain Associate Professor, Internal Medicine ,Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Farhana Afroz Registrar, Internal Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Jamal Uddin Ahmed Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Kamrul Amin Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, Institute of Health Technology, Rajshahi
  • Sharif Mohammad Ruhul Quddus Medical Officer, Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Shafiqul Islam Program manager, BADAS-USAID Challenge TB Project, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v7i2.32450

Keywords:

Tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, knowledge, attitude and practice of TB patients

Abstract

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Bangladesh. This study aimed to evaluate the current status of the knowledge, attitude, and health-seeking practice regarding TB amongst diabetic patients.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was done in the Pulmonology OPD of Department of Internal Medicine, BIRDEM, 750 bedded Specialized Diabetic Tertiary Care hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh from January to December 2015.

Results: Out of 420 subjects (mean ±SD, age 51±12 years), 51% were male. Regarding educational status, 42% had primary and 34% had secondary education, while 12% graduated and 12% never attended school. More than half of the subjects belonged to the lower-middle income group. The proportion of poor, average and good score for knowledge were 19%, 66% and 15%, attitude 6%, 42% and 52% and for practice 11%, 82% and 7% respectively.

Conclusion: Co-ordinated educational campaign with prioritized focus for poorer and less educated people needs to be considered for reducing tuberculosis transmission and better outcome with special attention to diabetic population.

Birdem Med J 2017; 7(2): 127-131

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
860
PDF
1225

Author Biography

Md Delwar Hossain, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine ,Ibrahim Medical College and BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka



Downloads

Published

2017-05-04

How to Cite

Hossain, M. D., Afroz, F., Ahmed, J. U., Amin, M. K., Quddus, S. M. R., & Islam, S. (2017). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Tuberculosis among Diabetic Patients. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 7(2), 127–131. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v7i2.32450

Issue

Section

Original Articles