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Tuberculosis patients' knowledge and beliefs about tuberculosis: a mixed methods study from the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu

Viney, Kerri; Johnson, Penelope; Tagaro, Markleen; Fanai, Saen; Linh, Nguyen N; Kelly, Paul; Harley, David; Sleigh, Adrian


Background: The setting for this study was the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, an archipelago of 82 islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean. Our objective was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of tuberculosis (TB) patients towards TB. Methods. This was a descriptive study using qualitative and quantitative methods. Quantitative analysis was based on the responses provided to closed questions, and we present frequencies to describe the TB patients' knowledge, attitudes and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-467


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