Mellina Yamamura

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to characterize the epidemiological profile of tuberculosis cases reported in the city of Ribeirão Preto between 1998 and 2003, according to patient HIV status, gender, age bracket and treatment outcome. METHODS This was a descriptive epidemiological study that employed the Brazilian National Tuberculosis Notification Database(More)
OBJECTIVE to analyze the influence of contextual indicators on the performance of municipalities regarding potential access to primary health care in Brazil and to discuss the contribution from nurses working on this access. METHOD a multicenter descriptive study based on secondary data from External Evaluation of the National Program for Access and(More)
OBJECTIVE to characterize the differences in the clinical and epidemiological profile of cases of death that had tuberculosis as an immediate or associated cause, and to analyze the spatial distribution of the cases of death from tuberculosis within the territories of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. METHOD an ecological study, in which the population consisted of(More)
The social stigma associated with TB is a challenge facing management of the area of public health care. The aim of this study was to investigate the social stigma in families of patients with TB and identify the profile of those who are affected by the event in relation to socioeconomic and demographic conditions. It is a cross-sectional study that was(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and epidemiological profile, as well as the prevalence, of tuberculosis/HIV co-infection in the Regional Health District of Tocantins, which serves 14 cities in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. METHODS This was a descriptive epidemiological study based on secondary data obtained from individual tuberculosis reporting forms(More)
BACKGROUND In Brazil, leprosy has been listed among the health priorities since 2006, in a plan known as the "Pact for life" (Pacto pela Vida). It is the sole country on the American continent that has not reached the global goal of disease elimination. Local health systems face many challenges to achieve this global goal. The study aimed to investigate how(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the patterns of São Paulo state municipalities, in Brazil, regarding the relationship between tuberculosis and indicators of health care services, health care service availability, context, and social inequality. METHODS This ecological study covered all 645 municipalities of São Paulo and eight variables belonging to three(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the knowledge regarding tuberculosis among relatives of patients with tuberculosis and the possible factors associated with this event and also to conduct comparative analyses between groups of relatives with or with few knowledge regarding tuberculosis, considering their attitudes in both groups. METHODS Cross-sectional study in(More)
This cross-sectional study conducted a semantic validation of the instrument for evaluating the coordination of primary care networks, adapted to the evaluation checklist on the degree of integration of healthcare networks, considering each item's relevance, coherence, and comprehension by the study's reference population. The sample consisted of 56(More)