Original Research Article
Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 156-163
Effectiveness of Therapeutic Telephonic Intervention on Tuberculosis in Terms of Knowledge and Expressed Practices among Tuberculosis Patients Attending Selected Dots Centres of Haryana: A Quasi Experimental Study
Ms Kiran1, Mrs Kanika2, Mrs Uma Deaver3
1M.Sc. Nursing student, Department of Community Health Nursing, M.M College of Nursing Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Ambala, Haryana, India
2Associate Professor Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, M.M College of Nursing Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Ambala, Haryana, India
3Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, M.M College of Nursing Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Ambala, Haryana, India
Corresponding Author: Ms Kiran
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a major public health problem in our country throughout the world. The present study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic telephonic intervention on tuberculosis in terms of knowledge and expressed practices among tuberculosis patients attending selected DOTS centres.
The research approach adopted for the study was quantitative research approach with Quasi- experimental Non- equivalent control group pre test-post test design. A total of 76 tuberculosis patients were selected for the study using purposive sampling technique. The data was collected by structured knowledge questionnaire and structured expressed practices rating scale through interview technique. Findings of the study revealed that mean post test knowledge and expressed practice scores of tuberculosis patients (18.50 ± 2.86, 68.38 ± 3.32) in experimental group were significantly higher than mean post-test knowledge and expressed practice scores (15.30 ± 2.60, 63.27 ± 4.24) in comparison group. Mild positive significant relationship (r=0.41, p=0.01) was found between post-test knowledge and expressed practice scores of tuberculosis patients in experimental group. A significant association was found between post-test knowledge scores with educational status in experimental group. Therefore, it was concluded that therapeutic telephonic intervention was an effective strategy to enhance the knowledge and improve practices of tuberculosis patients on Tuberculosis.
Key words: Effectiveness, Therapeutic telephonic intervention, Knowledge, Expressed practices, Tuberculosis patients.