TITLE

Factors associated with default from treatment among tuberculosis patients in nairobi province, Kenya: A case control study

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p696
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on a study conducted by the authors on factors related to treatment default in tuberculosis patients in Nairobi, Kenya. The study included 945 defaulters and others who completed the treatment between 2006-2008. It states that they attributed default to ignorance, traveling away from treatment facility and feeling better. Other independent factors included alcohol abuse, low income, use of herbal medication and male gender.
ACCESSION #
66601731

 

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