Abstract
ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICES (KAP) TOWARDS TUBERCULOSIS IN POPULATION OF VALSAD DISTRICT, GUJARAT: A CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY

Jha Deepak Bedanand*, Dr. Desai Chirag and Patel Dharti V.

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Tuberculosis is preventable and curable disease perhaps its burden remains enormous in India as well as globally. A knowledge, attitude, and practices based cross-sectional survey had been conducted in population of rural and urban area of Valsad district of Gujarat considering sample size of 100 subjects from each area to create awareness regarding prevention, control, and management of tuberculosis and to determine comparative analysis of knowledge, attitude, and practice between population of rural area and urban area where rural area defined as area which comes under gram panchayat while urban area defined area which comes under municipal corporation of Valsad district, Gujarat, India. The KAP cross-sectional survey had been conducted with consideration E6 ICH Good Clinical Practices and study report prepared considering E3 ICH Clinical study report. 43% male, 57% female of rural population and 37% male, 63% female of the urban population considering eligibility criteria were included in the cross-sectional survey. The mean age of the rural population was found out to be 33.5 years while in the urban area mean age found out to be 30.7 years. 33% HSC passed and 38% Graduate population have been found out of 100 subjects included in the rural setting while 21% HSC passed and 46% Graduate population have been found out of 100 subjects included in the urban setting.

Keywords: Tuberculosis, Prospective, Multi-centre, Observational, KAP, Cross-Sectional Survey Study, and Valsad district, Gujarat, India.


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