Patient Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research

  title={Patient Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research},
  author={Salla A Munro and Simon Lewin and Helen J. Smith and M. E. Engel and Atle Fretheim and Jimmy A. Volmink},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={938 - 939}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis (TB) is a major contributor to the global burden of disease and has received considerable attention in recent years, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where it is closely associated with HIV/AIDS. Poor adherence to treatment is common despite various interventions aimed at improving treatment completion. Lack of a comprehensive and holistic understanding of barriers to and facilitators of, treatment adherence is currently a major obstacle to finding… CONTINUE READING
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