Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Tuberculosus: philosophy of vitality

Year: 2015, volume 11 Issue: №4 Pages: 592-596
Heading: Sociology of Medicine Article type: Original article
Authors: Alenin P.N., Skvortsova V.V., Fakhrudinova E.R., Andriyanova E.A.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The aim of the work is to examine the relationship of philosophical, sociological and psychological approaches to the problem of ТВ in the situation of the disease. Materials and Methods. Philosophical reflection on the phenomenon of tuberculosis as a disease was based on the existential and structuralist approaches. Sociological analysis included the use of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explore the social factors or determinants of tuberculosis. Psychological instruments were used to identify internal potential of the disease, the level of viability, its impact on the treatment process, situation analysis of the disease as a stressful mental state. Results. It was noted that the level of vitality is almost equal to the reference values which were average results of a survey of patients with an active ТВ of men of the third department. Conclusions. It was concluded that the Vitality Test revealed the correlation between criteria of viability and patient's compliance, which could help in predicting the treatment effectiveness and management of patients.

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