Cognitive and affective reactions of black urban South Africans towards tuberculosis.

@article{Westaway1994CognitiveAA,
  title={Cognitive and affective reactions of black urban South Africans towards tuberculosis.},
  author={Margaret Sandra Westaway and Louise Wolmarans},
  journal={Tubercle and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={1994},
  volume={75 6},
  pages={447-53}
}
SETTING The core concepts of tuberculosis (TB) control programmes are case-finding (voluntary presentation) and case-holding (compliance for both patient and system). Voluntary presentation and compliance are complex behaviours that depend upon symptom recognition and evaluation, cultural and social influences and enabling factors such as time, money, skills and appropriate/accessible health services. It was hypothesised that cognitive and affective reactions towards TB were based on perceived… CONTINUE READING

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