International Journal of Medicine and Public Health,2022,12,1,28-32.
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) constitutes the major challenge as a Communicable disease in the world. Its impacts are higher in resource-constrained settings. Objectives: We wish to explore the knowledge-attitude-practice (KAP) towards TB among the primary health center visitors in Mumbai. Methods: The cross-sectional-self-administered interview-based survey was conducted at a primary health center of a community healthcare setup at Mumbai. Experiences of study participants, with and without family history of TB towards KAP were compared. Results: We obtained 130 valid responses (65% were females), 28% reported to have history of TB to self or family members. In total responders 60% of said to have good knowledge about TB, 88.5% of respondents seen to have favarouable attitude, and 73.1% informed following good preventing TB practices. Conclusion: Among total responders, two in five, eight in ten and seven in ten had a good knowledge attitude and practice about TB respectively. Among the participants with and without history of TB and we found no differences in KAP parameters.