Gender and tuberculosis
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Progress reports on technical programmes : Health security and the Asia Pacific strategy for emerging diseases and public heath emergencies; noncommunicable diseases; tobacco-free initiative; mental health; tuberculosis; hepatitis; traditional medicine; gender and health Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, 068 (WPR/RC68/11, 2017)
Gender differences in health care utilization and outcome of respiratory tuberculosis in Alexandria Kamel, M.I.; Rashed, S.; Foda, N.; Mohie, A.; Loutfy, M. (2003)A study of gender differences in health care utilization and outcome of respiratory tuberculosis was carried out in Alexandria, Egypt. A cohort of 334 patients was followed-up for 8 months; 69.2% of cases were males. The pattern of tuberculosis symptoms was similar for both sexes. Women started treatment earlier than men. Women had significantly lower scores in knowledge, beliefs and attitudes about tuberculosis than men. Compliance was unsatisfactory for both sexes. Men tended to be more adherent to drugs and to sputum and X-ray examinations but ...
Gender differences and tuberculosis in the Syrian Arab Republic: patients' attitudes, compliance and outcomes Bashour, H.; Mamaree, F. (2003)In a prospective study of gender and TB outcomes, 552 newly diagnosed smear-positive patients throughout the Syrian Arab Republic were interviewed at recruitment [from January 2002 to July 2002] and followed until the end of treatment. Delay in diagnosis was significantly longer among males. Significant differences between males and females were noted in relation to the place they usually use to seek care. Gender did not seem to affect knowledge and attitudes of TB patients. Although the women reported more barriers to seeking care, compliance ...