Prevalence of Addiction among Tuberculosis Patients

Authors

  • Richa Choudhury1 , Shobhit Shakya2 , Pradeep Kumar Yadav3 , Hemant Kumar4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1392

Keywords:

Fagerstrom Tolerance Questionnaire, The Alcohol use disorders Identification Test(AUDIT), Brief Cognitive Therapy

Abstract

Background : India accounts for about a quarter of the global TB burden. Worldwide India is the country

with the highest burden of both TB and MDR TB. Smoking and alcohol use results in sub-optimal

response to anti tuberculosis treatment as well as poor prognosis Alcoholism and Nicotine abuse contribute

significantly to the development and treatment course of tuberculosis in patients. Aim of the Study: To

assess the Prevalence of Nicotine and Alcohol Addiction among Tuberculosis Patients and to monitor the

effect of Brief Counselling Sessions for the De-addiction of Alcohol and Nicotine in the management of

Tuberculosis Patients. Material & Methods: We had taken the tuberculosis patients coming to the OPD of

Medicine and Respiratory Medicine Departments of DrRMLIMS, Lucknow. We used questionnaires for

assessing the Nicotine Dependence and Alcohol dependence among the tuberculosis patients (Fagerstrom

Tolerance Questionnaire), The Alcohol use disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). Results: Prevalence of

Addiction among tuberculosis patient-54 cases out of 447 total cases (April to October). In our study, we

found addiction in 45 males and 9 females, Smoking addiction was seen in 13 tuberculosis patients, alcohol

addiction was found in 17 tuberculosis patients, and both smoking and alcohol addiction was seen in 24

patients. Conclusion: Nicotine and Alcohol Addiction problem in Tuberculosis patients should be effectively

assessed through the nicotine addiction and AUDIT scales and Brief Cognitive Therapy should be introduced

along with regular ATT for effective management of such patients.

Author Biography

Richa Choudhury1 , Shobhit Shakya2 , Pradeep Kumar Yadav3 , Hemant Kumar4

1 Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, DrRMLIMS, 2Assistant Professor, Dept. of

Medicine, DrRMLIMS, 3 Senior Resident, Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, DrRMLIMS,

4Assistant Professor, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, DrRMLIMS

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Richa Choudhury1 , Shobhit Shakya2 , Pradeep Kumar Yadav3 , Hemant Kumar4. (2020). Prevalence of Addiction among Tuberculosis Patients. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 185-190. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1392

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