Patient compliance with tuberculosis treatment in Ghana: factors influencing adherence to therapy in a rural service programme.

Abstract

In Agogo Hospital in the hills of Ashanti, Ghana, default and cure rates among 569 consecutive sputum-smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients registered between 1984 and 1987 in a rural ambulatory non-supervised service program were analysed. Female gender, shorter home-to-clinic distances and younger age were significantly associated with… (More)

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