Psychological challenges faced by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients: a systematic review

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Purpose: MulƟ drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) paƟ ents have few adverse eff ects due to treatment regimens, including psychological side eff ects that play an important role in the successful MDR-TB management. This study was aimed to idenƟ fy MDR-TB paƟ ents’ challenges within the context of psychological issues and to determine suitable intervenƟ on to address psychological problems in MDR-TB paƟ ents. Method: We conducted a systemaƟ c review as PRISMA guidelines using databases PubMed, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, Scopus, and Portal Garuda to search for all related arƟ cles. From studies idenƟfi ed, 10 were included in the fi nal analysis. Results:It was found that all studies have documented a range of psychological challenges faced by MDR-TB paƟ ents that were depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and common issues reported in the studies. Conclusion: There were three main strategies that can be implemented in every country to address MDR-TB adverse eff ect and scale-up MDR-TB treatment effi cacy. These strategies require high levels of support from health workers and family member which has an important role in the treatment process.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBerita Kedokteran Masyarakat
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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