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Factors affecting compliance to tuberculosis treatment in Andara Kavango region Namibia

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dc.contributor.advisor Dolamo, B. L.
dc.contributor.author Chani, Kudakwashe
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-16T09:43:17Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-16T09:43:17Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.identifier.citation Chani, Kudakwashe (2010) Factors affecting compliance to tuberculosis treatment in Andara Kavango region Namibia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4778> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4778
dc.description.abstract The study seeks to identify factors affecting compliance to TB treatment and determine those that make some patients complete TB treatment in Andara district, Kavango region in Namibia. The self-efficacy model by Shortridge-Baggett and Van der Bijl (1996) was the conceptual framework which guided this study. A quantitative, cross-sectional, descriptive and comparative study design was used. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire administered by a registered nurse. A total of 49 respondents were interviewed: (23 compliant and 26 non-compliant). Informed consent was obtained from each respondent prior to data collection. SPSS and MS Excel were used to analyse data and describe differences between the two groups. Respondents (N=26) gave „feeling better‟ 7 (27%), „distance‟ 8 (31%), „lack of family support‟ 4 (15%), no food 2 (8%), side effects 2 (8%), other reasons 2 (8%) and medicines not working 1 (4%), as their reasons for not completing treatment. However, long waiting times at the clinic, non availability of food and lack of knowledge of TB or treatment are the significant factors contributing to non-compliance. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xv, 121 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Affecting en
dc.subject Compliance en
dc.subject Tuberculosis en
dc.subject Defaulter en
dc.subject Self-efficacy en
dc.subject.ddc 616.995096881
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- Nabibia -- Kavango
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis -- Treatment -- Namibia -- Kavango
dc.title Factors affecting compliance to tuberculosis treatment in Andara Kavango region Namibia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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