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dc.contributorSlama, K.EN
dc.contributorTachfouti, N.EN
dc.contributorObtel, M.EN
dc.contributorNejjari, C.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T10:13:56Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T10:13:56Z
dc.date.issued2013EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/08/EMHJ_2013_19_8_687_693.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118526
dc.description687 - 693EN
dc.description.abstractInterruption in tuberculosis [‎TB]‎ treatment still remains the most important challenge for control of the disease. This study aimed to identify the determinants of TB treatment default in Fez, Morocco. A 1:2 pair-matched case-control study was carried out in the TB control units in Fez. Cases were defaulters to TB treatment and were matched by age and sex to non-defaulters [‎controls]‎. Of the 320 patients [‎108 defaulters, 212 controls]‎, 80.6% were male. The main reason for defaulting reported by patients was the sensation of being cured. Predictive factors for treatment default in the multivariate conditional logistic regression analysis, were: relapsed case [‎adjusted OR = 4.49; 95% CI: 1.87-10.8]‎, current smoking [‎aOR = 2.10; 95% CI: 1.07-4.14]‎, alcohol use [‎aOR = 2.92; 95% CI: 1.04-8.19]‎, being more than 30 minutes away from the health centre [‎aOR = 3.34; 95% CI: 1.06-10.5]‎ and perception of having received insufficient explanation about the disease [‎aOR = 2.87; 95% CI: 1.53-5.36]‎. The rate of defaulting in Fez can be lowered through targeted and realistic measuresEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectCase-Control StudiesEN
dc.subjectLogistic ModelsEN
dc.subjectRecurrenceEN
dc.subjectSmokingEN
dc.subjectAlcoholsEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectKnowledgeEN
dc.subject.meshTuberculosisEN
dc.titleFactors associated with treatment default by tuberculosis patients in Fez, MoroccoEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (‎8)‎, 687 - 693, 2013


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