Factors associated with patient delay in accessin pulmonary tuberculosis care, Gezira State, Sudan, 2009.

@article{Mohamed2013FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with patient delay in accessin pulmonary tuberculosis care, Gezira State, Sudan, 2009.},
  author={E Y Mohamed and Samah Mohamed Abdalla and Abdullah A. Khamis and A Abdelbadea and Mohamed Ahmed Abdelgadir},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={114-8}
}
Analyses of patient delays in seeking treatment for tuberculosis (TB) provide useful evidence for national TB control programmes. The objectives of this study in Gezira State, Sudan were to estimate the extent of, and factors associated with, pulmonary TB patient delay in accessing care. A cross-sectional phase was conducted to determine the length of delay, followed by a nested case-control phase comparing patients delaying above or below the median time. The mean patient delay was 27.2 days… CONTINUE READING
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