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dc.contributorMasjedi, M.R.EN
dc.contributorCheragvandi, A.EN
dc.contributorHadian, M.EN
dc.contributorVelayati, A.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:12:36Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:12:36Z
dc.date.issued2002EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0802_3/emhj_2002_8_2_3_324_329.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119168
dc.description324-329EN
dc.description.abstractThe study assessed reasons for delay between patient's first symptoms of tuberculosis and initiation of therapy. Fifty newly diagnosed cases of pulmonary tuberculosis admitted to the NRITLD in Teheran were studied. Mean patient delay before consulting a physician was 12.5 +/- 10 days, significantly higher among men than women. Mean delay until the physicians' diagnosis was 93 +/- 80 days, significantly higher for women than for men. Almost no treatment delay was observed [‎mean 4 +/- 4 days after diagnosis had been confirmed]‎. The major delay was the time taken by physicians to diagnose tuberculosis in symptomatic patients. An active and effective national tuberculosis programme is needed in the Islamic Republic of Iran, with integration of the programme in medical school curricula and in continuing professional trainingEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectAntitubercular AgentsEN
dc.subjectEducation, Medical, ContinuingEN
dc.subjectHealth Care SurveysEN
dc.subjectHealth Services AccessibilityEN
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeEN
dc.subjectPatient Acceptance of Health CareEN
dc.subjectPatient Education as TopicEN
dc.subjectSex FactorsEN
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, PulmonaryEN
dc.titleReasons for delay in the management of patients with pulmonary tuberculosisEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (‎2-3)‎, 324-329, 2002


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