DOTS versus self administered therapy (SAT) for patients of pulmonary tuberculosis: a randomised trial at a tertiary care hospital

Indian J Med Sci. 2002 Jan;56(1):19-21.


Tuberculosis is a major public health problem in a developing country like India, it is made worse by poor adherence to and frequent interruption of treatment. Treatment of tuberculosis requires strict discipline in order to eradicate mycobacteria and to cure the disease. In the present study we have conducted a randomized control trial, to compare the effectiveness of Directly Observed Therapy Short Course (DOTS) versus Self Administered Therapy (SAT) in a tertiary care hospital.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antitubercular Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Directly Observed Therapy / statistics & numerical data*
  • Hospitals, Public / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care / statistics & numerical data
  • Patient Compliance / statistics & numerical data
  • Self Administration / statistics & numerical data*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / drug therapy*


  • Antitubercular Agents