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Title: Predictors of treatment failure among tuberculosis patients under DOTS strategy in Egypt
Authors: Morsy, A.M.
Zaher, H.H.
Hassan, M.H.
Shouman, A.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: Treatment failure is a serious problem facing some national tuberculosis [TB] control programmes. Irregularity of treatment is a factor that can lead to treatment failure. A case-control study was carried out in TB centres in Egypt during April 2001-December 2002 aimed at investigating the predictors of treatment failure. We interviewed 119 people with treatment failure and an equal number of cured cases [controls] and their families regarding sociodemographic characteristics, information about TB, information about drugs, treatment compliance, family support and patient-family interaction. Significant risk factors for treatment failure were non-compliance to treatment, deficient health education to the patient, poor patient knowledge regarding the disease and diabetes mellitus as co-morbid condition
Description: 689-701
Keywords: Case-Control Studies
Diabetes Complications
Directly Observed Therapy
Educational Status
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Logistic Models
Patient Compliance
Predictive Value of Tests
Social Support
Treatment Failure
Subject: Antitubercular Agents
ISSN: 1020-3397
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