Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about tuberculosis in urban Morocco
AbstractWe sought to characterize conceptions of tuberculosis [TB] in an urban population in Morocco. Thus 301 subjects, some being treated for TB [patients] and some attending health facilities for other conditions [non-patients], in 2 Moroccan cities were surveyed. Most patients did not identify their illness as TB referring instead to a body region or symptom. Non-patients tended to cite causative factors related to living conditions, home and family. There was considerable stigma associated with TB. Most non-patients knew that TB was treatable, but few were aware that diagnosis and treatment were free. Popular understandings of TB etiology and transmission in this population differ from the biomedical view, highlighting the need for better communication about the disease
Ottmani, S., Obermeyer, Z., Bencheikh, N. & Mahjour, J. (2008). Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about tuberculosis in urban Morocco. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117438
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (2), 298-304, 2008
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