Barriers to accepting & completing latent tuberculosis infection treatment

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299366
Title:
Barriers to accepting & completing latent tuberculosis infection treatment
Authors:
Kane, M; Korn, B; Saukkonen, J; McDonald, C; Walsh, C; Waters, R; McLaughlin, AM; Keane, J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Jul-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299366
Abstract:
Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) is an important component of any TB control strategy. Acceptance and completion of treatment is poor. We undertook this study to identify barriers to acceptance & completion of treatment. Patients attending TB clinics completed a self-administered survey. Medical notes and electronic pharmacy records were reviewed. 143 surveys were completed. 70 (49%) completed treatment. Patients were less likely to accept treatment (p= 0.01, RR 0.781, CI 0.643-0.950) and less likely to complete treatment (p=0.01, RR 0.640, CI 0.462-0.885) when concerned about the side effects of LTBI medication. Completion of LTBI treatment is sub-optimal. The major barrier identified was fear about side effects caused by LTBI medications
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
TUBERCULOSIS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKane, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorKorn, Ben_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaukkonen, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWaters, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, AMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-21T13:41:32Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-21T13:41:32Z-
dc.date.issued2013-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/299366-
dc.description.abstractTreatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) is an important component of any TB control strategy. Acceptance and completion of treatment is poor. We undertook this study to identify barriers to acceptance & completion of treatment. Patients attending TB clinics completed a self-administered survey. Medical notes and electronic pharmacy records were reviewed. 143 surveys were completed. 70 (49%) completed treatment. Patients were less likely to accept treatment (p= 0.01, RR 0.781, CI 0.643-0.950) and less likely to complete treatment (p=0.01, RR 0.640, CI 0.462-0.885) when concerned about the side effects of LTBI medication. Completion of LTBI treatment is sub-optimal. The major barrier identified was fear about side effects caused by LTBI medicationsen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectTUBERCULOSIS-
dc.titleBarriers to accepting & completing latent tuberculosis infection treatmenten_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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