QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF PATIENT COUNSELING ON QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTSAbstract
Objectives: Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most substantial infectious causes of death in the world. Studies focusing on the quality of life (QOL) among TB patients are limited and the effect of counselling on patients QOL has not been well-studied. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of patient counselling on QOL among patients with Tuberculosis. Methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted over 6 months at a tertiary care hospital after permission from the Institutional Ethics Committee. Tuberculosis patients between 18 and 65 years and were taking anti-tubercular therapy were included. Their physical component scoring (PCS) and mental component scoring (MCS) were assessed using SF-12®questionnaire. Counselling was provided to all the patients and PCS and MCS were assessed again after 14 days. Results: A total of 109 patients were taken for the study. There was an improvement in physical and mental status of TB patients. Conclusion: Improved physical and mental status implies the positive impact of patient counselling.
K. Prabahar*, S. Vaishali, D. Praveen and N. Harikrishnan
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
07 February, 2017
10 April, 2017
26 April, 2017
01 September, 2017