Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding tuberculosis care among health workers in Southern Mozambique

by Andrés Noé, Rafaela M. Ribeiro, Rui Anselmo et al.
BMC Pulm Med. 2017; 17: 2. – Published online: 5 January 2017

7 pp. 532 kB
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5217625/pdf/12890_2016_Article_344.pdf

Tuberculosis (TB) control is more likely to be achieved if the level of knowledge regarding TB is increased among health workers managing high-risk groups. The main objective of the study was to determine the level of knowledge, identify attitudes and assess practices regarding TB care and control among health care workers of the district of Manhiça. The authors conclude that health care worker’s knowledge gaps identified in this study may result in substandard patient care. Specific deficiencies in understanding existed in terms of paediatric TB and Xpert MTB/RIF® testing. The present study provides impetus for tailored TB education among health care workers from a high TB burden rural area in Southern Mozambique.

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