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Treatment interruption in tuberculosis patients in a district of Namibia

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dc.contributor.advisor Botha, Anna Dorethea Helena,1954-
dc.contributor.author Zaranyika, Trust
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-05T12:57:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-05T12:57:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6548
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate the factors associated with the interruption of tuberculosis treatment in the Swakopmund district of Namibia. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire administered by interviewers. The population consisted of both treatment interrupters and non-interrupters. The total sample was 143 respondents. The findings revealed that three factors were significantly associated with TB treatment interruption, namely a lack of formal education (p = 0.032), lack of access to media (p = 0.017), and clinic opening times (p = 0.000). Recommendations made include improving the support given to TB patients, increasing their understanding of TB and adopting new research and technology. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiii, 91 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Treatment interruption en
dc.subject Defaulting en
dc.subject Directly observed therapy (DOT) en
dc.subject Category I en
dc.subject Category II en
dc.subject.ddc 616.9950096881
dc.subject.lcsh Tuberculosis -- Patients -- Treatment -- Namibia Swakopmund District
dc.title Treatment interruption in tuberculosis patients in a district of Namibia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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