Attitudes regarding tuberculosis among Samoans.

@article{AhChing2001AttitudesRT,
  title={Attitudes regarding tuberculosis among Samoans.},
  author={L P AhChing and Merina Sapolu and Mili Samifua and Seiji Yamada},
  journal={Pacific health dialog},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={15-9}
}
The research reported here examines knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to tuberculosis (TB) among Samoan immigrants through the use of a focus group. Samoan health workers to discuss participants' explanatory models regarding TB convened a focus group of eight Samoan living in Hawaii. The participants expressed a belief in the extreme contagiousness of TB. This leads to social stigma and isolation. Most agreed that biomedical treatment is necessary. Traditional herbal medicine was seen… CONTINUE READING

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