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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 133-5

Treatment seeking behaviour in sexually transmitted diseases.

Deptt of Pharmacology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

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V Roy
Deptt of Pharmacology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

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The present study has been conducted to assess social and behavioural factors predisposing individuals suffering from sexually transmitted diseases to seek treatment and the role of the health provider in them. Out results showed that the demographic, socio-economic and behavioural characteristics of patients seeking treatment at alternative places and those attending the referral hospital in the first instance were comparable. Inhibition, time and distance were important considerations for selecting a health facility. Private clinics were the most preferred (72.4%) source of treatment. In 60.3% of cases written prescriptions were not given and advice regarding treatment of sexual partner was not there in any of the cases. 98.3% of the patients lacked awareness about their disease and 91.4% patients about the treatment they were receiving.

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