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Factors influencing the quality of data for tuberculosis control programme in Oshakati District, Namibia

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dc.contributor.advisor Zungu, L.
dc.contributor.author Kagasi, Linda Vugutsa
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-16T10:05:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-16T10:05:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4779
dc.description.abstract This study investigated factors influencing the quality of data for the Tuberculosis (TB) control programme in Oshakati District in Namibia. A quantitative, cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted using 50 nurses who were sampled from five departments in Oshakati State Hospital. Data was collected by means of a self-administered questionnaire. The results indicated that the majority (90%) of the respondents agreed that TB training improved correct recording and reporting. Sixty percent of the respondents agreed that TB trainings influenced the rate of incomplete records in the unit, while 26% of the respondents disagreed with this statement. This indicates that TB trainings influence the quality of data reported in the TB programme as it influences correct recording and completeness of data at operational level. Participants’ knowledge on TB control guidelines, in particular the use of TB records to, used to capture the core TB indicators influenced the quality of data in the programme. The attitudes and practises of respondents affected implementation of TB guidelines hence, influencing the quality of data in the programme. The findings related to the influence of the quality of data in the TB programme and its effect to decision-making demonstrated a positive relationship (p=0.0023) between the attitudes of study participant on the use of data collected for decision-making. Knowledge, attitudes and practice are the main factors influencing the quality of data in the TB control programme in Oshakati District. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (various pagings : ill., maps.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Factors en
dc.subject Data quality en
dc.subject Tuberculosis en
dc.subject Control programme en
dc.subject Namibia en
dc.subject.ddc 614.542
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis -- Namibia -- Oshakati
dc.subject.lcsh Community health services -- Namibia -- Oshakati
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- Namibia -- Oshakati
dc.title Factors influencing the quality of data for tuberculosis control programme in Oshakati District, Namibia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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