Community perceptions of tuberculosis: A qualitative exploration from a gender perspective.

  title={Community perceptions of tuberculosis: A qualitative exploration from a gender perspective.},
  author={Fazlul Karim and Eva Johansson and Vinod K. Diwan and Asli Kulane},
  journal={Public health},
  volume={125 2},
OBJECTIVE To explore community laypersons' perspective on tuberculosis (TB)-related illness experiences, meanings, behaviours and impact with reference to gender. STUDY DESIGN Qualitative, conducted in rural Bangladesh. METHODS Eleven focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted (six female and five male) in five subdistricts where the non-governmental organization BRAC operates. On average, seven purposively chosen poor, illiterate, non-TB patients participated in each FGD. Discussions… CONTINUE READING
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