Psychological Struggles Faced by Women in Tuberculosis Affected Family - A Study from Coimbatore District

  • M Mohan Ph.D. Research Scholar, (Part-Time) Department of Social Sciences, Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
  • C Subramanian Professor and Head (Rtd.), Department of Social Science Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Tuberculosis, Treatment, Mental Illness, Women, Non-Adherence


Tuberculosis(TB) and mental illnesses seriously exceed globally and frequently exist. While poor psychic illness is known to moderate resistant function, whether psychological syndromes play a crucial role in Tuberculosis, the relative occurrence is unknown. Cohesion to Tuberculosis(TB) treatment is the vital cause of poor Tuberculosis outcomes, and initial support or treatment for Tuberculosis patients is vital to governments. On the other hand, there has been trivial study or exploration on the possessions of family, social and national policy supporting factors on Tuberculosis treatment observance. This scoping review aims to outline the most frequent mental issues encountered by Tuberculosis patients and women in Tuberculosis-affected families and assess the mental health effects of Tuberculosis treatment. Results Tuberculosis(TB) ranks as a deadly disease resulting in millions of deaths worldwide. However, the effect of Tuberculosis on the emotional status of patients and women in the family and involvement in improving treatment outcomes is ignored, especially in underdeveloped and developing countries.

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