A Sociological Study On Impact Of TB Among Women Patient In Karachi
This study explores the phenomenon of the impact of TB among women Tuberculosis patients in Karachi.The objective of the study is to describe the socio-economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) with special reference to gender differentials concerning social stigma among women TB patients, in Karachi. A descriptive study was conducted from Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, Karachi. Both quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection were utilized. All the patients were interviewed according to a pre-designed & pre-tested questionnaire and after taking informed consent of the patients. The sampling was done by Purposive Sampling Method. Inclusion criteria were patients above 18 years, with hospital diagnosed active pulmonary tuberculosis. Twenty – Eight patients were selected as sample for this study. The data was collected and analyzed after processing into MS excel sheets for statistical analysis. The study has demonstrated that the stigma in tuberculosis still remains a problem and strong efforts are required in advocacy, communication and social mobilization for reducing the stigma problem among TB patients in effective control of tuberculosis.
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