The Failed Treatment of MDR-TB in Three Generations: A Case Study of the Household in Northeastern, Thailand

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Title The Failed Treatment of MDR-TB in Three Generations: A Case Study of the Household in Northeastern, Thailand
 
Creator Srithongtham, Orathai
Thabuddha, Ubonsri
Sangawong, Supasai
 
Subject Public Health
Failure Treatment, MDR-TB
 
Description Introduction: In Thailand TB and MDR-TB treatment was found in all levels of the unit of health service system, but the failed treatment especially for MDRTB was found 8.2% in the lower part of northeastern Thailand. In the complex situation, only the medical care cannot eradicate MDR-TB.This study aimed to explain the failure treatment of patient with MDR-TB over 3 generations within 1household.Method: This qualitative method collected data by in-depth in the province located at northeast Thailand; 5 patients and failure treatment of MDR-TB were investigated. The data was analyzed using content analysis.Introduction: In Thailand TB and MDR-TB treatment was found in all levels of the unit of health service system, but the failed treatment especially for MDRTB was found 8.2% in the lower part of northeastern Thailand. In the complex situation, only the medical care cannot eradicate MDR-TB. This study aimed to explain the failure treatment of patient with MDR-TB over 3 generations within 1household. Method: This qualitative method collected data by in-depth in the province located at northeast Thailand; 5 patients and failure treatment of MDR-TB were investigated. The data was analyzed using content analysis. Result: One grandmother, 78 years old, have had twice received treatments and still alive. The mother failed treatment and died from MDR-TB at 54 years old aggravated by noncompliance to drug treatment. The father defaulted treatment due to alcohol consumption, and the second treatment was cured but the subject died at 61 years old. The son and daughter comprised default treatment caused from the household problem of low income, drug addiction, alcohol consumption and divorce. The elder brother did not return to treatment and his symptoms worsened. However, the younger sister, 21 years old, returned to treatment for 4 months. The supportive factors of failed treatment that led patients to cease taking drugs more than 2 months and deny continuing treatment included low income, household problems and drug addiction. Recommendation: Only the medication could not cure or achieve successful treatment, but socio-economic factors such as the understanding of the patient’s context was crucial equally the same as the MDR-TB drug. This factor was effecting to compliance of MDR-TB patient care and treatment.
 
Publisher Open Science Journal
 
Contributor Institue of Research Knowledge Management and Standards for Disease Control (IReM)
 
Date 2018-06-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://osjournal.org/ojs/index.php/OSJ/article/view/1167
10.23954/osj.v3i2.1167
 
Source Open Science Journal; Vol 3, No 2 (2018): Open Science Journal
2466-4308
 
Language eng
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Open Science Journal
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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