SETTING: Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the main concerns in global health. One of the main threats to treatment success is patient non-Adherence to antituberculosis treatment. OBJECTIVE : To identify the relation between social conditions and treatment adherence in a prospective cohort setting in an intermediate TB burden country. DESIGN: To identify associations between poor adherence and social conditions, including educational level, type of residence and occupation, we constructed hierarchical logistic regression models. RESULTS : A total of 551 participants were included in the study. Low educational levels, poor housing and occupations in the construction and manufacturing industries and service sectors were associated with poor adherence; this association was likely to be differentiated by previous history of anti-Tuberculosis treatment. CONCLUS ION: Policy making should focus on improving the social conditions of patients by working towards better housing conditions and providing health promoting working conditions to enable treatment adherence.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Jul 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Infectious Diseases