Acceptability of traditional healers as directly observed treatment providers in tuberculosis control in a tribal area of Andhra Pradesh, India.

@article{Banerjee2004AcceptabilityOT,
  title={Acceptability of traditional healers as directly observed treatment providers in tuberculosis control in a tribal area of Andhra Pradesh, India.},
  author={Atoshi Banerjee and Bethel V. Sharma and Annette L. Ray and Nanda Kishore Kannuri and T. Venkateswarlu},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 10},
  pages={
          1260-5
        }
}
SETTING Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, India, where 9% of the population is tribal. OBJECTIVE To 1) examine traditional healers' (THs) diagnostic and treatment practices for tuberculosis (TB); 2) understand health-seeking behaviour for TB amongst tribal groups; 3) evaluate the acceptability of THs to public health workers; and 4) assess how THs can collaborate with the TB Programme. METHODS In-depth interviews with 120 THs, 37 exit interviews and four focus group discussions with… CONTINUE READING

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