Health seeking behaviour, acceptability of available health facilities and knowledge about tuberculosis in a tribal area.
Jagga Rajamma, K.; Vijaya Bhaskara Rao, D.; Narayana, A.S.L.;
Rajeswari Ramachandran; Prabhakar, R.
Indian Journal of Tuberculosis; 1996; 43; 195-199.
A study was undertaken among the tribals living in Buttayagudem Mandal consisting of 53 villages in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh to study their health seeking behaviour, acceptability of available health facilities and knowledge about tuberculosis. Information was also obtained on their practices to get relief from illness and type of health facilities used. In all, 429 households belonging to 34 villages were selected at random and the heads of these households or the next responsible persons were interviewed. A total of 189 (44%) had heard of tuberculosis and of these, 72 (38%) attributed it to tubercle bacilli. A majority of the tribals were in favour of modern medicine and accepted the available health facilities.
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