Tuberculosis is an infectious disease which is spread through the infected droplets nuclei through air. A person with active but untreated tuberculosis may infect 10–15 (or more) other people per year. A descriptive survey design and non-probability purposive sampling technique was used for the study, data was collected by using the self report structure interview technique. The collected data was analyzed and reveal that majority (60%) of the respondents had average knowledge and (40%) of patient had below average level of knowledge, none of the respondent having good and excellent knowledge. All the respondent (100%) had moderately favorable attitude and none of the tuberculosis patients having favorable and unfavorable attitude scores. There was a significant positive relationship between level of knowledge and attitude scores of tuberculosis patient indicating that as the level of attitude increases, knowledge level also increases ( r=0.09, p < 0.001). There was no significant association found between level of knowledge and attitude scores of tuberculosis patients with the selected demographic variables (age, gender, religion, marital status, monthly income, educational status, formal information and place of residence).
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Akoijam Sangita Devi. Knowledge and Attitude of Patients Regarding Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 3(2): April-June, 2015; Page 201-208