The effectiveness of a brochure describing an acceptable method of sputum collection for tuberculosis testing.

@article{Lee2013TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of a brochure describing an acceptable method of sputum collection for tuberculosis testing.},
  author={Y. J. Lee and S Shin and Eun Roh and Jai Hoon Yoon and Deog Kyeom Kim and Hee Soon Chung and Chang-Hee Lee},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={1587-9}
}
We evaluated the effectiveness of an educational brochure explaining proper sputum collection techniques for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis. Patients with suspected pulmonary TB (PTB) were randomly assigned to either the brochure-using group or the non-using group. No significant difference in positive TB culture rates was observed between the brochure-using and non-using groups (33.1% vs. 35.6%, P = 0.690). The proportions of acceptable specimen samples for bacterial pneumonia were also similar… CONTINUE READING

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