An intervention study to improve the MDT coverage of leprosy patients by involving general practitioners (GPs) was carried out in Raipur city.
Most of the GPs (84%) were willing to undertake drug delivery and periodic examination of the leprosy patients.
After involving GPs, the proportion of the patients registered for treatment increased from 33% to 89.2%, The cohort regularity was 57% only which was lower than that found in the Upgraded Urban Leprosy Centre.
Drug compliance as found out by the pill count was 91%. Most of the patients (87%) were happy with the services provided by the GPs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lèpre, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Programme sanitaire, Prescription médicale, Surveillance sanitaire, Inde, Asie, Homme, Médecin généraliste, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leprosy, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Sanitary program, Medical prescription, Sanitary surveillance, India, Asia, Human, General practitioner, Skin disease
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Code Inist : 002B05B02L1. Création : 22/03/2000.