I am posting this query on counseling needs of MDR TB patients and request all the members to share their experiences. I understand that there has been some similar discussion on GHD, but I am trying to gather inputs specifically for the following.
1. Are counseling needs of MDR TB patients different during the intensive phase and continuation phase? If yes how are they different?
2. Any literature available on Psychological (depression, low self value, anxiety), social (stigma and discrimination, side effects faced by MDR TB patients
3. How much time should a counselor (health worker) spend (# of hours, # of home visits) with the patients in intensive phase and continuation phase during the home visits? (Although duration will depend on the individual need of the patients, it will be good to understand what is the current experiences on time spent in counseling of patients)
4. Are there any counseling module/s developed for MDR TB patients, care givers, and health care workers?