Potential impact of a pilot training program on smoking cessation intervention for tuberculosis DOTS providers in Malaysia

@article{Awaisu2009PotentialIO,
  title={Potential impact of a pilot training program on smoking cessation intervention for tuberculosis DOTS providers in Malaysia},
  author={Ahmed Awaisu and Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed and Noorliza Mohamad Noordin and Noorizan Abd. Aziz and Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman and Abdul Razak Bin Abdul Muttalif and Aziah Ahmad Mahayiddin},
  journal={Journal of Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={279-288}
}
The association between tuberculosis (TB) and tobacco smoking is becoming increasingly important. Smoking cessation may yield substantial positive effects on TB treatment outcomes, relapse, and future lung disease. Thus, TB directly observed therapy, short-course (TB DOTS) providers are uniquely positioned to intervene with those TB patients who are smokers. Unfortunately, most health care professionals are inadequately trained to provide such service. This study aimed to determine the… CONTINUE READING
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