Predictors of Medication Non-Adherence in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Sana Nisar


Objectives: To assess level of information about TB and identifying factors affecting medication non-adherence in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.Methods: The sample was consisted of 147 TB patients. Out of these, (n=67) were adherent and (n=87) were non-adherent.  Cross-sectional research design was used. TB level of information questionnaire and Urdu translated Medication adherence Rating Scale (MARS) and Satisfaction with Medication Questionnaire were used.Results: The result revealed that distance to hospital, waiting time in hospital negatively predicted Medication adherence. However, TB level of information and treatment effectiveness positively predicted medication adherence. Follow-up patients and patients with higher educational status had good level of information.Conclusion: Patients should be provided health education on TB and favorable environment to improve adherence with TB treatment.

Keywords: Medication Adherence, Satisfaction with medication, Level of Information about TB.


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