Factors determining non-compliance to mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis elimination in endemic districts of Nepal.
RK Adhikari, JB Sherchand, SR Mishra, K Ranabhat, P Devkota, D Mishra, YC Ghimire, K Gelal, R Mishra, R Paudel, RR Wagle
Journal of Nepal Health Research Council | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Mass drug administration (MDA) has been implemented in Nepal since 2003 for elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF). The objective of this study was to explore the factors that determine the non-compliance to MDA for Lymphatic Filariasis elimination in endemic districts of Nepal. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out in three endemic districts namely Dhading, Kapilvastu and Kailali. A total of 900 people were interviewed with structured questionnaire. RESULTS: The result shows that the respondents who knew the DEC contains Albendazole (84.9% vs 42.5%, P<0.001, Adjusted OR=2.89(1.946-4.29) at 95% CI), who were aware of MDA campaign (78.2% vs 33.8% P<0.001, ..View full abstract