Patients' beliefs: do they affect tuberculosis control? A study in a rural district of South Africa.

@article{Edginton2002PatientsBD,
  title={Patients' beliefs: do they affect tuberculosis control? A study in a rural district of South Africa.},
  author={Mary E. Edginton and C S Sekatane and Steven J Goldstein},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 12},
  pages={1075-82}
}
SETTING A rural district of South Africa. OBJECTIVES To describe the beliefs and experiences about tuberculosis of patients and community members and to suggest how these affect presentation to health services and treatment adherence. DESIGN A descriptive study using structured interviews with individual patients, and focus group interviews with patients and community groups. RESULTS There is a strong belief in this community that tuberculosis is the result of breaking cultural rules that… CONTINUE READING