Assessment About Awareness On Tuberculosis Among Young Adults: An Original Research
Aim: The purpose of the present research was to evaluate the awareness and knowledge on tuberculosis amongst young adults.
Methodology: A cross-sectional survey using a validated, self-administered questionnaire was designed for 1500 participants between the age of 18- 40 years. The questionnaire consisted of 32 items which asked the participants regarding their socio-economic status, their knowledge regarding TB, its etiology, prevention, treatment etc. descriptive statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS 25.0.
Results: 1000 responded to the study with an overall response rate of 66.6%. The respondents get their TB related information from different sources, such as television (n=447, 44.7%), health workers (n=242, 24.2%) and family members (n=189, 18.9%). Majority (n=888) 88.8% of the respondents agreed that medical treatment is best method to treat TB.
Conclusion: A significant variation in awareness, knowledge, and attitude toward tuberculosis was attributed due to differences across districts and communities.