Awareness Regarding Hygienic Practices in Tuberculosis Patients of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore

Muniba Tariq, Misbah Arshad*, Maimoona Ashfaq, Hafsa Kamran, Tallat Anwer Faridi, Sidra Khalid

  • Muniba Tariq University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Misbah Arshad* University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Maimoona Ashfaq University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Hafsa Kamran University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Tallat Anwer Faridi University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Sidra Khalid University of Lahore, Lahore
Keywords: Mal-nutrition,, tuberculosis, hygienic practices, Morbidity and Mortality


Worldwide, in a working-age population the tuberculosis poses a vital health care load among young adults. As the prevalence of tuberculosis increased, the
rate of morbidity and mortality also increased. The objective of the study was to assess the awareness regarding hygienic practices among tuberculosis patients visiting Tertiary Care Hospital Lahore. A cross-sectional study was carried out at the chest department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore during November-2018 to January- 2019.A sample of 100 samples of tuberculosis patients was selected through nonprobability convenient sampling technique. Patients were assessed through pre-tested questionnaire. SPSS version 21.0 was used for data analysis. Among 100 participants, 55 patients were female and 45 patients were male. The prevalence of extra pulmonary TB is more in female 33% than male 21%. The mean age of the patients was 35 years. 63% TB patients cannot covered their face with mask when they cough or sneeze; 37 % TB patients had covered their faces with mask when they cough or sneeze. Total 79% TB patient’s houses were good ventilated while 21% TB patient’s houses or rooms were not ventilated. It was concluded that an increased family size, poor hygienic environment and low socioeconomic status were major determinants of tuberculosis