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An ethnographic study of barriers to and enabling factors for tuberculosis treatment adherence in Timor Leste

Martins, N; Grace, Jocelyn; Kelly, Paul


BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Timor Leste; treatment adherence was identified by the National TB Control Programme (NTP) as an impediment to TB control. OBJECTIVE: To identify barriers to and enabling factors for the successful implementation of the DOTS strategy in Timor Leste. METHOD: Qualitative research was carried out in the two districts (one rural and one urban) with the lowest treatment completion rates. Semi-structured interviews and focus group...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease


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