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Factors associated with health seeking behaviour of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Butaleja District in Uganda

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dc.contributor.advisor Matlakala, M. C.
dc.contributor.author Mujasi, Paschal Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-13T05:51:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-13T05:51:47Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.date.submitted 2014-01-13
dc.identifier.citation Mujasi, Paschal Nicholas (2013) Factors associated with health seeking behaviour of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Butaleja District in Uganda, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13063> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13063
dc.description.abstract Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB) is a significant cause of morbidity in Uganda. TB control in the Ugandan district of Butaleja remains poor, characterised by TB case detection and cure rates below national targets. A qualitative exploratory and descriptive study was conducted to identify factors associated with health-seeking behaviour of TB patients in Butaleja district; with an aim to present recommendations for promoting positive health-seeking behaviour amongst the patients. Data was collected through individual in-depth interviews with seven diagnosed TB patients and analysed using Creswell’s (2009:186) analytic spiral steps. The findings revealed three major themes, namely; the nature of health-seeking behaviour, factors associated with the health-seeking behaviour and advice to others experiencing similar symptoms. The health-seeking behaviour of participants was generally poor, characterised by delay in seeking proper medical treatment for TB. Health system, individual and social factors contributed to poor health-seeking behaviour among the participants. The study recommends health system and community interventions targeted at individuals to improve health-seeking behaviour for Pulmonary TB en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 117 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Butaleja district en
dc.subject Diagnosed Tuberculosis patients en
dc.subject Health-seeking behaviour en
dc.subject Pulmonary Tuberculosis en
dc.subject.ddc 616.995009761
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis -- Patiets -- Uganda -- Butaleja District
dc.subject.lcsh Health behavior -- Uganda -- Butaleja District
dc.title Factors associated with health seeking behaviour of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Butaleja District in Uganda en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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