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Prof. Hwaida Sadek Abdelhameed :: Publications:

Effect of Counseling on Self – Care Management among Adult Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
Authors: Howyida, S. Abd El-Hameed1, Heba, A. Aly2, Abeer, Y. Mahdy2
Year: 2012
Keywords: Not Available
Journal: Life Science Journal
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Pages: Not Available
Publisher: Not Available
Local/International: Local
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Today, tuberculosis is still one of the major public health problems in many places in the world especially in Africa and Asia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of counseling on self-care management among adult patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (T.B). An intervention design was conducted at homes of pulmonary patients with tuberculosis who attended at Benha Chest Hospital during the years 2010. The sample was composed of 100 adult patients with tuberculosis. Two tools were utilized in this study: 1)A structured interview questionnaire to collect data about general characteristics of patients and their knowledge about the disease.2) An observational checklist for assessing T.B patient’s self-care and home condition. Results revealed that significant improvement in patient’s knowledge and practice post implementation of the health educational counseling. This study concluded that after the counseling implementation there was a significant improvement on participants’ physical, social and psychological conditions. The study recommended that health education intervention should be carried out for all new T.B cases at the chest clinics about T.B self-care, and continuous health education to all old cases attending at chest clinics for follow up to upgrade their knowledge and practice related to T.B self-care management at home.

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